Crafts & Musings
of a Raven
I have always loved perfume since I was young, since both my parents used it daily. The complexity of the scent and the images it evokes, the tangible effect upon ones aura all enamored me deeply enough that at one point I got my first distillation equipment and dove into exploring essential oils, their origin, making and use in perfume.
More about my craft click the button below leading to the Rosarium!
Another Hobby I got into, was teaching myself how to silversmith. This came from a fascination with gemstones and crystals and also a strong attraction to silver for some reason. I was obsessed about it having to be pure, so much so that all the jewelry I made was crafted using only .999 Silver which is not recommended by most experts, rightly so to some extent, since it is very soft and easily damaged or bent.
Nonetheless while the pieces are ever so slightly more delicate, they do have a beautiful color which you won’t find in a piece made out of Sterling Silver. Pure Silver has a sheen of radiating whiteness to it, which is most luxurious to behold and truly manifests the essence of the moon in its appearance and emanation.
The Stone I worked with most, is Labradorite.
A magical stone which has captured within itself the very essence of the Aurora Borealis.
I would have loved to work with emeralds, but a small sized cabochon of good quality costs a fortune, if I ever get one I will be making a ring for myself first.
I still have several pieces which I will be adding to the shop perhaps.
Traditional Visual Art
I focus mostly on writing and the other crafts, but sometimes the urge catches me by surprise and I find myself drawing. On the right you can see some of my watercolor paintings, 2 versions are digitally edited.
Also in my book The End, I used many of my doodles as complimentary artwork to the texts.
This is my favorite realm of expression. I have written only ever the bursts of sudden inspiration that flow freely. It has been a tool of relief and release for me. A profound partner throughout my life. Helping me externalize that which was within, and internalize that which was without.
My love for writing blossomed out of my deep primordial love for reading.
Reading set me out on the journey in which this love evolved to the peak at which I began slowly writing for myself.
It became a symbol of revolution in my teens, allowing me to protest, voice my disagreement, dare to expose myself.
The love for it seeded the birth of this Site and all that you see contained within it. From my love for Reading and Writing I have obtained the most valuable treasures life could have given me. The Kind that reside in the core of your being, placed within your heart, precious beyond any Gold or Glitter outside.
And Finally my Love for Reading has always been shared with an equal Love for Music. This same Love spilled over into me ending up Playing Music as well.
You can find some of my own humble recordings here on the site.
The Album “XIII° of Magick” is made using only a Maschine Mikro. It is fully digital, very raw and imperfect, but it was also just my first experiments in creating my own tracks.
The Album “Humble Pearls of A Neophyte Phoenix” is already much more refined, and it actually reflects my initial intention much better in terms of what I wanted to create ever since the urge gripped me. This one is produced using the Mpc Live accompanied by Guitar which I sample into the Mpc.
You can listen to them both for Free on the Website.