It’s been hard and heavy the past couple of months. Time – of which I used to have an abundance of – to create is limited, and I’ve been suffering. When I don’t blog, it feels like something integral to my well-being has been cut out of my life.
It doesn’t feel as though my head is as it once was, and I’m trying, with everything I have, to re-fill myself with the passion that used to have my brain leaking creative ideas 24/7 365.
I know it’s there, that creative passion, because every now and then we’ll encounter each other again at random moments in the day. The ideas I’ve had with re-launching the blog as ‘A celebration of life in the shadows and the things we find there,’ as well as the magazine came when I felt I was drowning in my depression…the ideas came like sturdy lengths of rope, ready to haul me back to the surface, ready to save me.
In October I’ll be relaunching Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine as an online mag, as well as a downloadable PDF mag. The theme for this first issue will be October and it you’re interested in submitting, creep on over to the submissions page for more information.
I’ve also started making Wyrd Words & Effigies playlists on Spotify. A post about this will be coming on up right after this.
Finally, I’ve made the decision to start making guides…guides on thrifting, guides on places to visit, guides on well-being as a weirdo. Some of them will be short books, which I’m madly excited about doing. If there’s anything you would like to see me do a guide on, let me know and I’ll consider it.
I’m dead set on rehabilitating my creativity through opening up new creative gateways and making time, always making time for what helps shape me and my identity. I hope you’ll come along for the journey.