Four Darkly Inclined Poetry Videos

I have a daughter. She's nearly nine months. When she decides she wants a nap, be that at 2pm or 2am (she's not a predictable baby) I take the opportunity to make a video from one of my poems. Here are four I've made over the past four days. I'm new to this folks, so… Continue reading Four Darkly Inclined Poetry Videos

50 Macabre & Unusual Things To Do Before You Die : Part I

I am forever being confronted by those 100 AWESOME THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE!!!! lists. But rarely, if ever, do they contain something that I would actually want to do before I stagger from this mortal coil. I would not, for example, like to drive a Porsche stupidly fast around a race track. Nor… Continue reading 50 Macabre & Unusual Things To Do Before You Die : Part I

Re-Visiting Osteal, Provider Of Scavenged Talismans

It was way back in 2012 - the year before Wyrd Words & Effigies launched - that I encountered Osteal, provider of earthy talismans from woodswoman Amanda Joe. I remember I bought a deer vertebrae necklace from her (thus starting my obsession with crafting my own jewellery from bones) and wore it to death. My… Continue reading Re-Visiting Osteal, Provider Of Scavenged Talismans

Roadkill Memorials

This series of photographs by US based photographer Emma Kisiel is harrowing yet ever so beautiful. At Rest is a photographic series depicting roadkill on American highways and addressing our human fear of confronting death and viewing the dead. My images draw attention to the fact that, while man has a vast impact on animal… Continue reading Roadkill Memorials

The Society Of Strays

The Society of Strays are all about scavenging and scrounging, then creating hugely impressionable works with what they find. Their creations are statement pieces, jewellery you simply can't ignore. (They do have other works in their store, so be sure to take a look.) The animals once cradled by the bones and skulls you see here… Continue reading The Society Of Strays