lundi 24 juillet 2017

The Lovely Layers Zine

Ok, this zine rocks. It started as a Lovely layers zine and became a Frida Loves Layers zine!

We made this zine for Emk; her love of layers is absolutely no secret! To help us create it, we enlisted the lovely Holly whose work brings colour and punch to the mix.

I was lucky enough to make the base, so I made sure there were lots of flaps to create secret places to layer things. The inside pages are mine, the top of the flaps are by...Holly?

Oh! I think that hand must be by Katie!

I think Katie also had lots of fun cutting holes in the zine. I love when it's a true collaboration in this sense.

The page on the left with the circle warrior is mine.

Eyes (third or otherwise!) are also a big part of this zine.

I know that EmK loves Frida and when I saw that skirt on the right page in my scrap pile, I knew I wanted to add her to the zine. I love seeing Julia's flowers on the left.

We closed it off with some cool Frida quote stickers and our signatures.

 So luscious! Please take a look at everyone's pages : Holly, Katie and Jules.

Yay Zine Squad!

vendredi 21 juillet 2017

Get Messy Season of Colour || flip through

Here is a look at the rainbow archetype queens I explored in the Season of Colour!


vendredi 14 juillet 2017


Friends, welcome to the deepest, most mysterious hues of the rainbow: purple and black. Those two colours are inherently associated with mystery, velvet textures and dark corners for me. So naturally, this week's archetype queen is the Queen of Spiritual Wanderings.

As some of you may or may not know, I am an apostate. I am also a pantheist and great believer in connections. Connections with Nature, between people, with ourselves and with this time and place. I feel a need to explore myself and my place in this world right now. Purple absolutely illustrates this for me.

This life goes by so fast. Things change, they go through us, we react to them. All of this shapes our beings and I for one feel a strong need to live intentionally and fully. I want to know myself, to hold my truths up unapologetically.

The fact that I am not religious doesn't mean I am not spiritual, on the contrary. I am in tune with the divine in me and around me. I just don't see it as embodied in the way the major religions make it out to be. Which is why my Queens float in a galaxy.

In infinite, ever-expanding like the universe, galaxy. I hope I did Katie proud.

You can hear the silence from here. Perfect to listen closely to you.

Now we come to the last colour of the rainbow, the one that holds them all: black. This archetype is closely related to the previous one in the sense that is touches my essence, my core: the Goddess Queen.  

For those of you who have been following my Get Messy journey, you may remember my Goddess manifesto from the Season of Serenity. In that post, I touch upon many of the same themes I do here. This archetype is all about the Divine Feminine.

It's about honouring that part of you that is connected to those who came before. Their knowledge and their struggles, passed down through bloodlines. It's about claiming the female at all ages, respecting our cycles and not hiding from these elements.

I photocopied this beauty onto vellum and love its imperfections where my fingers picked up the wet ink and left prints.

Just like black is the result of all the colours coming together (for a super interesting discussion on if this last statement is true or not, read this website), so this Queen encompasses them all. She is the underlying archetype, the common thread that runs through all of the other ones for me. Black is a deep, textured colour and so are we all (I wish you could see how amazing this gunmetal paint is in real life).

Thank you for having explored the rainbow with me! I hope you have enjoyed these queens, I really did. I always like to take the time to see where I am and not just coast through life on the surface of things. I do truly appreciate your presence here and I hope that you enjoy coming along as well.


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lundi 10 juillet 2017

100 Days of listening to the dead | 61-80

As read and re-read the texts, I find myself attracted to different parts of these writings. Some people that didn't really catch my eye at first have become my favourites (as is the case with Editor Whedon below). Others that I was sure I wanted to put in my book seemed less inviting when I re-read them. To me, that is the magic of a well-written book. Here are days 61 to 80.

This series holds some of my favourites.

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