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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Katabasis of Persephone | My First Magazine Publication


Hello darlings,

For those who have been following me on other platforms, you will have known by now (because my mouth won't stop moving, nor my fingers) that Cat Trzaskowski and I got into Gothesque Magazine from our collaboration we did in April.

It's funny. Before the shoot we shared a live video talking about our plans for the shoot and hinting at the theme. We planned to reveal it only a month after shooting. It wound up being a much bigger reveal when not only the theme was shared, but the fact that it made it into Gothesque's Gods and Myths issue!

I am so excited for Cat and for myself because this is something I never thought would really ever happen. I don't go the extra mile that a lot of other models and artists do. I am just happy playing dress up and pretend with my friends and other people who like the creative process. Never did I dream to be in a published magazine! Maybe I dreamed it, but I thought it would always remain a dream. Yet, here we are.

I want to thank all of our loyal followers and friends who support the work Cat and I do together. When we work together, not only is it a wonderful creative outlet, but it's an empowering experience. Between this shoot, and Lady of the Lake, By the Sword, and many others Cat and I have done together, it's all about empowering older stories, and divulge hidden aspects. We love breaking the damsel in distress trope that females, especially young ones, are so used to seeing now. It's truly a wonderful thing to be a part of, especially being a literature and mythology nerd. 

I am still awestruck by this whole thing. Firstly, by Cat's amazing talent, and then all of this. I am doing my best to save my squealing for when I see her to celebrate. For now it is very much internal squealing.

To see more of this shoot, visit Cat's Facebook or her Website. I won't be sharing it until all of my Patrons on Patreon see it first!

Anyway, thank you for stopping by.

I'll see you next time.



Friday, August 10, 2018

A Romantic Endeavor

I'm trying something new.

I have always romanticized the idea of being a botanist, a floral designer, or anything working along plants, especially ones that smell delicious. 

I figure the closest I can get is making perfume! 

Being a Perfumist sounds quite romantic, doesn't it? I do not expect this to really be a big deal within my shop, but it has been something I have been eager to try since I started making candles. Originally, I wanted to make perfumes to match the candle scents I was making, but I have no real gauge to determine if that would be wise. Also, my candle scents are always changing or I'm making new blends so that would be messy anyway.

As for now, I have three scents available:
  1. Earl Grey Tea, scented with Bergamot and Orange Peel Essential oils.
  2. Patchouli, which is just pure hippie musk, 100% Patchouli Essential Oil.
  3. Summer Garden, scented with Lavender, Rose, Lemon, Basil, and Rosemary Essential Oil.

I was most excited with Summer Garden, being that as I was learning about what scents are okay and not okay to mix, this one apparently breaks those rules. However, if you love the smell of a garden on a breezy summer day, this scent mimics just that. It's a smell I have been exposed to a lot this summer since my partner began his farming business and my mother has been tending to her flower gardens. Everything is in full bloom by the beginning of July! I think it's a much more accurate smell of summer for those of us who do not live near a beach.

Each bottle is a 8mL dark amber roll-on glass bottle. I chose these specifically because they are a good size, and the perfume and scent lasts a long time in this particular bottle.

I'm very excited to give this new hobby a try (not that I'm looking for new hobbies, I guess I just like being busy). If this sounds at all interesting, there are links above to each scent on Etsy!

Thank you again for stopping by!

Ghost Siren

Friday, July 27, 2018

Something Sweet | A Shop Update

Something a little sweeter.

I love looking through those Victorian Trading co. Catalogs. They make me think of many things, one being how elegant crazy cat ladies where back then. But in all seriousness, I love the light colors with the lace. It makes my feminine side come out to dance around, giggle, and play.

So when I started playing with lighter colors, I got to tickle that part of me and hope it tickles someone else's fancy.

Roses, lace, and pearls...

Any modern victorian's dream!

Modeling is the lovely Natascha (@saddergoblins on Instagram ).

All items here are currently available in my shop.

Thank you for visiting, see you next week.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Black Moon Adornments

I'm realizing that I am terrible with advertising my own shop.

But yes, I have a shop.

It's called Black Moon Adornments
I think it's been around since 2009 (that's how bad I am at this advertising stuff).

I make all kinds of crystal, witchy, antiqued inspired crafts.

Here is a glimpse at what I craft and what you might find there.

Everything I make is inspired by all of the things I love.





Something old...

...and something new.

There is much more there. I offer crafts from another world and another time.

I will try to post updates and stuff to here more often. I want to keep my blog alive and well.

So please take a visit to my shop and see if there is anything you like.

Thank you for your time, and I'll talk to you soon.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

A new Beginning


Summer is here, spring came and went. My heart will always wish Spring and Autumn stayed longer. But life goes on, and the seasons come and go.

I have finally graduated with my masters in social work. These last two years have been very trying, but I survived. If you follow me on any other social media, you have heard it all. All of the blood, sweat, and tears; so I will spare you the grueling details, and the majority of the story.

 Just know, a two year full time masters degree is intense, and don't do it for a major you do not 100% love! I would say I 80% love it, so I guess that's okay. It's not art, but I intend to incorporate art so make it more lovable for me.

It hit me in early June, that this will be my last "summer vacation" forever.

Adulting is scary sometimes.

But the idea of paid vacation and sick days makes it a little less intimidating.

I will have to make time out of my days to go outside.

Perhaps I will use it therapeutically with my clients.

Nature does heal, as we know.

The concept and word, "adulting" is quite silly, isn't it?

Even if you are an adult, you are still allowed to have fun.

It doesn't mean you have to become stuffy suddenly.

Maybe I'm just reassuring myself here.

Does anyone else relate?

Anyway, I have a next post planned. I will begin to post about my crafts a bit more. I do have a shop, believe it or not!

I make witchy goods and all kinds of jewelry inspired by fantasy and the past.

I finally have time to be more present on here.

So please come again.