art and craft

Proof of Concept

Some people love to make things. I don’t. I enjoy it, yes. But creativity is like breathing for me. It drips from my fingers and fills me with daydreams. It stops me getting to bed at a reasonable time. It makes my hands itch. I get grumpier without it than without my yoga practice. Every

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Tidying up

As the new website is getting its last little tidying up, it’s time to share the last little bits from my old ‘Changeling’ creative website. A few pretty pictures, and one short text. The next time I post, hopefully it’ll all look different around here. [We’ve transfered this blog archive to the new site wholesale]

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Faery Fortunes

Phil and I are working quite hard behind the scenes here to bring all sorts of new loveliness to this website. So what with that and a couple of conferences, I’ve taken a week or two off the blogging. Here’s a little throwback treasure for you to make up for it. Once upon a misspent

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Fragments of Family

I’ve spent most of this week writing a 3,000 word submission to Patheos’ upcoming ‘Pagan Consent Culture’ anthology, and now it’s time for another blog post. I also have a space now on the OU site for my own little blog presence as a ‘junior researcher’, so in future some of these posts might appear

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Other Voices

Pulled between the high energy of summer, just a week from the solstice; and yet also slipping into the deep cool darkness of my first bleeding day, today I feel stretched thin, worn and delicate as an old shawl. My breath is long, slow, and filled with silences. So, today, I have three other voices

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Stones and Trees

I thought I’d add another few images of older artwork today. I’m still very fond of them, as much for the places they evoke for me. The thing about working from photographs is that the images for me are multilayered with associations about spaces and times. I can smell the summer in some of these…

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Yantras

We’re away on Thursday, so this week’s blog is a little early. Because the sun is high and Spring is definitely here, I decided to share something bright, colourful and goddess-inspired. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli’s book, ‘Yoni Shakti’ (available in all good bookshops – buy it now!) includes as an appendix, beautiful yantras of all the ten

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