Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Magaly's New Blog

Hello all, in case you missed out on seeing, Magaly has a new blog, please visit it here to read her awesome stories! <3

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Wall Decoration

The wall in my bedroom has finally been collaged with all my little bits and pieces.

Big posters: Josephine Wall, photo of a cute jumping spider that my partner found

Nene Thomas print

Nene Thomas print, oracle card from magazine

Norman Lindsay postcard, oracle card from magazine, Nene Thomas print

More Nene Thomas prints

Postcard with ducks in field of tulips

Nene Thomas, postcard from Shovava on Etsy, Oracle card from Gnostic Enchantments

Pheasant postcard, oracle card, Nene Thomas

Frida videotape cover, oracle card from Gnostic enchantments, Norman Lindsay postcard, duck postcard

Oracle card, Nene Thomas

Nene Thomas print, Norman Lindsay postcard

Sunday, 1 March 2015

In Remembrance of The Salem Witch Trials

Vali Myers


 I did say I would get back to you after I actually read Vali Myers biography, so here is a quick review. The one I read was the Vali Myers Biography by her lover Gianni Menichetti. I found it very inspiring and enjoyed all the little stories he remembered.

Vali was a real individual and a real character, she seems to have always known her own nature and been true to it, no matter how much trouble that got her into. She was a real wild creature, happy living in the streets or in a wild canyon. Her pet fox named Foxy seems to have been like an animal familiar, and Vali herself was very foxlike.

She made beautiful, spiritual artworks with slow painstaking work, often working late at night, sitting inside a huge cage. Some of her artworks took a year to finish. She sold these to finance her life in the canyon of Positano, but always regretted parting with her work and would buy it back if she could.

Many years of her life were totally devoted to her pets in her Positano canyon, where she lived to take care of her dogs, pigs, donkeys, rabbits and other animals. They always got the best of everything. According to Gianni, sometimes there was no food for the humans because she had fed it to the animals. They were always fighting with the local government to keep the valley.

There were a few aspects of her that are not so inspiring such as her savage temper, and her relationships with sometimes abusive men. Also I wish she had got some of her dogs desexed as I worry what will happen to them and they keep breeding. Gianni lives alone in the valley with the animals now, but when he goes, I do not know what will happen to the valley or the animals.

I have always been jealous of those artists who are able to live for their art, living on the street and in the most appalling conditions, not just 'selling out', myself I would not be able to do that, I need a proper roof over my head and food. I am a ravenous creature, snacking all day long. I would not be able to go without food.

I am inspired by Vali's wild spirit. She was an Australian girl, and I wish I could have met her when she came back to Melbourne in her last years. Alas, she died in 2003 when I was only about 15 and could never have made a pilgrimage to Melbourne to see her at that age.

I would recommend the biography to everyone, Gianni writes in a very engaging way, and it is a pleasure to read. It is harder to get hold of and more expensive than Nightflower, her other biography. I have also ordered a copy of that. I put my reviews and ratings of books on my Goodreads, the link is on my blog if you are interested.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Faery Altar Update

Current faery altar arrangement with my crystals, doggy angels, Neil Gaiman ticket, faeries, oracle cards and other things. 

Click on an image to enlarge it.

Lucy Cavendish and Selina Fenech Wild Wisdom of Faery oracle cards

Friday, 27 February 2015

Beautiful Sounds Assignment

I am fairly musically illiterate, but I will do my best!

I can sing but I can't play an instrument, read music, pick out notes or eras. I like a wide range of music but can't really tell you why except that certain songs move me. I will listen to different musicians depending on the mood I am in, but I couldn't tell you why that is, either.

Sopor Aeternus combines beautiful and what could be considered horrific vocals, drawing on sounds of raw human pain and terror.

The Skeletal Garden is a good example of this. The music could be described as a combination of Renaissance sounding music and unearthly howling vocals.

I also appreciate the way opera music and classical pieces such as Lacrimosa, Waltz of tge Flowers and No One Shall Know My Name can stir our emotions.

Some of my other favourite songs include Wytches and Heart of Lilith by Inkubus Sukkubus, Cemetry Gates by The Smiths, Winterborn by The Cruxshadows, Charlotte Sometimes, The Hanging Garden, The Lovecats and Burn by The Cure. Also pretty much everything by Agnes Obel and Loreena McKennit.

My favourite song is usually Just Like Heaven by The Cure.

Well, I did my best, dear professor, please give me an A for effort!

Please check out the other students homework as well!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Spooky Home

You need some kind of awesome tiles in one of the rooms

Big Addams family portrait somewhere, cause we all know we are Addams swapped at birth!

The house should possibly be up on a hill with lots of heather!

Opulent mother of pearl bathroom art

Some bookhouses for faeries, perhaps

Your bird needs a Gothic castle cage

A coffee table that can talk to the dead

A bat lamp

A lamp made from the spines of your enemies

A possessed toy or two

The cursed belongings of ancestors, hidden in forbidden rooms

Lets just hope this isn't a real arm!

Ravens and skulls

Witch crystals

Gallery walls, with creepy images

Like this beautiful and eerie photo

A few crows never go astray. You could attract them by leaving your enemies' corpses around.

Dead ancestors tomb. You can always adopt one!

Turrets are important! If the house looks like it has a face, so much the better!

There are so many creepy door handles to choose from!

Living in a surreal, evil alternate reality always helps!
Artist: I can't remember his name, it's driving me crazy! He usually does big eyed, big headed Kawaii Goth images.

Witch faery door

And some perfect images from Variations on Light to set the scene!

These two images are from Retro Electric

I love this image that my friend referred to as a Versace Opium Den

Last but not least, this Edward Gorey inspired ball really sets a glorious Gothic scene!