100 Days Of Blogging #1 – Walking With A Wolfdog

I've been going through an existential crisis, and last week was at breaking point. After twenty-odd years of first-hand experience with mental breakdowns, I've finally, in my 36th year, come to accept when I need to say to myself, 'I'M DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS RIGHT FUCKING NOW.'  The first thing I did was call my doctor… Continue reading 100 Days Of Blogging #1 – Walking With A Wolfdog

Arctic Ghosts – Polar Bears In Captivity

I've seen a polar bear before. It was in Tallinn Zoo, Estonia. It had a small, reconstructed former military storehouse as an enclosure, with a pool hardly big enough to submerge itself in. The enclosure had a closed roof, so it's doubtful the bear had ever even had the opportunity to walk in snow. I… Continue reading Arctic Ghosts – Polar Bears In Captivity

Roadkill Memorials

This series of photographs by US based photographer Emma Kisiel is harrowing yet ever so beautiful. At Rest is a photographic series depicting roadkill on American highways and addressing our human fear of confronting death and viewing the dead. My images draw attention to the fact that, while man has a vast impact on animal… Continue reading Roadkill Memorials

Black Rabbit of Inlé

The animated adaptation of Richard Adam's groundbreaking novel Watership Down - still one of my favourite reads, I highly recommend it - introduced me to the harsh realities of death when I was well under double figures. Despite the deep feeling of terror and intense grief that it installed when I was a young un,… Continue reading Black Rabbit of Inlé

Interview : Nymla

The extraordinary, fantastical creations of multi-talented Swedish Craftswoman Caroline Eklund (Nymla) are inspired by legends and history, fantasy, nature and Scandinavian folklore. If I find myself under the influence of a depression, I spend a few moments browsing through her works. Her portfolio of trolls and elaborate masks, fantastical costumes and props helps to dislodge… Continue reading Interview : Nymla

Interview : Kristen Phillips Of FloridXFauna

When I first laid eyes on the jewelry designs from LA based creative soul Kristen Phillips of Floridxfauna I screamed. Jewelry that packs such a powerful punch to the heart doesn't come around too often. I knew that I needed to have one of her pieces or...I'd die or something. (I was gifted with the… Continue reading Interview : Kristen Phillips Of FloridXFauna