Here is the next page in my virtual scrapbook: a round up of the week’s moments.
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Scrapbook: Page 2
Over the course of a year, we gather many things. Photographs in a our camera roll, which don’t reach social media; new memories, knowledge, or lessons, which run the risk of being forgotten. Here is the next page in my virtual scrapbook: a round up of the week’s moments.
Scrapbook: Page 1
Over the course of a year, we gather many things. Photographs in a our camera roll, which don’t reach social media; new memories, knowledge, or lessons, which run the risk of being forgotten. These things, I hope to collect together into a virtual scrapbook: blog posts which round up the week’s moments.
I always hope to use this website to reflect what is going on in my life in the present. As my art and creative pursuits have stepped more into the forefront, I’ve created an ‘artist’ page to showcase these aspects of my life. Find it along the header bar above!
Blog: Homemade Natural Firelighters
It feels about time to share another of the seasonal crafts I’ve been trying, with the natural treasures I collected over the autumn months. This one is a particularly cosy, wintery craft: creating natural firelighters out of everyday materials! These are really easy to make yourself, and the finished product can be used at home,Continue reading “Blog: Homemade Natural Firelighters”
Blog: Winter Ornaments for Sale
It’s been just over a month since I launched my own little shop, ‘Handmade by Nellie’, over on Facebook. As well as hand-painted greetings cards, canvases, and bookmarks, I have also been putting hand-crafted winter ornaments and gifts up for sale. These include the wreaths I wrote about in a previous blog, as well asContinue reading “Blog: Winter Ornaments for Sale”
Publication in The Medusa Project
I’m really thrilled to say that I have a new piece of writing published! My piece of creative non-fiction, ‘The Thorn’, appears in The Medusa Project anthology, published as an ebook by alternative magazine Mookychick. The anthology launches today, on Halloween, and can be downloaded for free right away!
Blog: Opening my own shop!
I’ve been a little busy as of late. I have decided to move forward with a venture that I’ve been considering for a long time: to open up my own shop to sell my art and crafts. I would never be able to run a large scale business, or rely on it for income, butContinue reading “Blog: Opening my own shop!”
Folkdays: Apple Lore
Summer comes to a close with the autumn equinox. Falling on or around 22 September, the days and nights are of equal length, before the balance tips towards steadily increasing hours of darkness. Known as Mabon in the Wheel of the Year calendar, this would traditionally be a time for collecting in the last fruitsContinue reading “Folkdays: Apple Lore”
Blog: Autumnal Crafts
It has surprised me that even during this topsy-turvy year, the turning of the seasons still brings the same kind of shift in energy. As the summer ends, I no longer feel like I have the attention span for research; when my poetry teaching begins again this month, I will also lack the time. ButContinue reading “Blog: Autumnal Crafts”