Queen Of Wyrd

2019 so far? Honestly, what the fuck was that? Every month for me has had its nasty troubles, and I find it somewhat remarkable that I’m still here writing to you. (There are some fantastic memes that have helped me through the quagmire of 2019 so I think I’ll do a post just for them… Continue reading Queen Of Wyrd

DIY In The Dark : Deer & Muskrat Bone Jewellery

The bones you see here are deer and muskrat bones, and were sent by my especially kind sister shaman AKA Meghan Wood, my bandmate in Cave Mouth. Before I made them into jewellery, I put them in a 6% hydrogen peroxide bath (I’ve done this before…) for several hours, then rinsed them off and let… Continue reading DIY In The Dark : Deer & Muskrat Bone Jewellery

Getting Dressed In The Dark : Breaking In New Boots

T’other day I bought myself my fourth pair of French Ranger Army Boots in ten years, after being heartily disappointed when a Dr. Marten outlet didn’t have the all-black boots I wanted. Glittery Docs? Yep. Pink and glittery Docs? Yep. All black Docs? Absolutely, definitely not. I guess it was to be, seen as though… Continue reading Getting Dressed In The Dark : Breaking In New Boots

Thinking In The Dark : Blackberries

I gathered in the first of the blackberries today – an impressive handful of six weighty berries were very gently placed in the front pocket of my rucksack. (It’s still a bit early for them to be coming out, so I considered myself very fortunate to have gathered six.) I’ve been thinking about blackberries a… Continue reading Thinking In The Dark : Blackberries

DIY In The Dark : Icicle Earrings

My moods have been cycling so rapidly recently that I don't know which way is up. I have to repeatedly ask what day/date it is and I'm zoning out all the time. Waking up crying has become the norm and I'm being referred to a heart specialist because the medication I've been on for ten… Continue reading DIY In The Dark : Icicle Earrings

Dark Art Of Mermaids & Other Sea Folk

I got to thinking about mermaids the other day when I was reading into sea glass – something for which I’ve developed quite the obsession – and I discovered that, in sailors folklore, sea glass is said to be mermaid’s tears. The tears are supposedly shed as a result of Neptune’s jealous wrath when a… Continue reading Dark Art Of Mermaids & Other Sea Folk

DIY In The Dark : A Gathering Of Ghosts

Productivity is one of my favourite words and a productive day, for me, is a great day. If I manage to get everything ticked off my ‘to do’ list, you can’t look at me because I become as bright as the fucking sun. However, encounter me when my list hasn’t been scratched through and there’s… Continue reading DIY In The Dark : A Gathering Of Ghosts

The Release Day Of HEX

Today has been one of those days where I've been scanning the horizon, looking for someone to come kill me. Nobody came, which is a good thing because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to experience this deep sense of pride for the release of Cave Mouth's debut album HEX. For those of you not… Continue reading The Release Day Of HEX

DIY In The Dark : Beachcombed Claw Necklace

So I was beachcombing on Saltburn beach the other day - if you're interested, my previous post is all about it - and I found a particularly fantastic little piece of driftwood shaped something like a claw. A view of the claw before it started its transformation. From the moment I picked it up, I… Continue reading DIY In The Dark : Beachcombed Claw Necklace