Thinking In The Dark : Living With Anxiety

Anxiety and I go back a long way. A very long way. Such a long way that I struggle to actually remember a time in my life when I wasn’t anxious. When I’m not anxious though (or in a depression), I fucking radiate joy. I really do. Part of it is to do with the… Continue reading Thinking In The Dark : Living With Anxiety

Sound Of The Day : Helga

I have Swedish artist Tomarum AKA Christine Linde  to thank for today's Sound Of The Day, as she tagged the musician Helga in a recent post on Instagram. I couldn't resist tapping into Google and going down the dark path to find Helga's Bandcamp page, as I had a feeling I would discover something really… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Helga

Support The Dark Arts

October is literally panting on the doorstep and clawing to be let in...and are you ready for it? How about investing in a dark, and obscure tote bag ready to stuff with Halloween well as the bread, milk and sugar? And a spiral notebook to carry in your bag at all times, ready for… Continue reading Support The Dark Arts

Thrifting In The Dark : Black Iron Hanging Candle Holder

Thrifting is in my blood, so I know that when I see something special, and it's affordable, I do not bloody hesitate. Hesitate and I lose it.  Guaranteed. When I saw this black iron hanging candle holder on sale for 35 krona (about £3.50) I immediately pounced, knowing that if I left it, just for… Continue reading Thrifting In The Dark : Black Iron Hanging Candle Holder

Intriguing Instagrammers : Forndom

A few years ago I interviewed Swedish artist Forndom under his former name Heathen Harnow.  Much has happened since then, including the take off of his music career. (If you haven't yet been mesmerized by his rituals of sound, you may do so here.) I have always appreciated Forndom's photography, and have enjoyed watching it… Continue reading Intriguing Instagrammers : Forndom

Stitching In The Dark : A Week Of Swedish Words

Oh my goodness if feels so good to sit down and write here. I've been aching for my blog for days now, and have felt so fucking forlorn when I've needed to go to bed without sharing. But I'm here now and can breathe a little bit easier. This little project of mine went much… Continue reading Stitching In The Dark : A Week Of Swedish Words

Stitching In The Dark : A Week Of Swedish Words

I was excited when I woke up this morning, excited A: because there was snow outside (but also great stretches of ice which made walking to school a bitch). B: Because I had SFI and I am loving learning Swedish for real.  And C:  because after my SFI class I would be heading down the… Continue reading Stitching In The Dark : A Week Of Swedish Words

Yuletide At Wyrd Words & Effigies : Katie Metcalfe Photography Gift List

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I'd been pushing hard with my photography, which included the launch of a new website and now, the weekly release of a new series of recent and unseen photographs. I launched the first collection last Sunday and am making preparations for this Sunday's release. Today I lowered the… Continue reading Yuletide At Wyrd Words & Effigies : Katie Metcalfe Photography Gift List

In The Skies Over Sweden

Quite often the content you will find here has been first sourced when I've been scrolling through my Facebook news feed, in the hope of finding something wonderfully wyrd to report back to you with. And today it happened to be something particularly special...a vision of the aurora borealis in the shape of a great… Continue reading In The Skies Over Sweden