For me the winter holidays (or the summer holidays in the Southern hemisphere) are the ultimate postcard sending and receiving season. So I’ve prepared two postcard bundles you can send to your friends and family. They are both available in my webshop. In total I’ve created 16 postcards so far over the years. Let’s take a look at all the designs, bundles, and options:
All the usual new year’s resolutions are so uninteresting, don’t you think? I prefer to make a list of things I would really LIKE to do. How about you? What are your dreams and plans for 2022?
On the image above you can see a hand-made oracle deck that I created myself. I selected some cards that I think fit for the beginning of the new year: adventures, big dreams, exploring, finding magic everywhere, connecting with your community, colouring outside the lines (also a reference to a zine I love)… Find out more about my plans:
One thing I kinda enjoy about New Year’s is looking back at the past year and blogging about it. Can you tell?
2021 obviously wasn’t an easy year for anyone but I’m trying to keep this post light and positive and focus on creative projects. I hope you’re doing alright!
Here are the things I did in the past year:
Now that I’m in the mood for making those end-of-the-year lists, here are some with the music I’ve listened to in 2021 as well as recommended videos/series/films and podcasts:
My plan for 2021 was to read at least 21 books and I ended up reading 26. Yay! I know some people probably read double that amount or more but for me this was a very pleasing achievement. Besides, there are people who struggle to read any books at all for a variety of reasons so I’m happy I managed quite well.
When counting, I only included the books I’ve finished reading completely (but I may have started reading some of them before 2021). That includes comic books, children’s books, and cookbooks because, well, they are books. But I’ve also read poetry, a novel/memoir, a zine anthology, books about witchcraft, birds, bringing nature to balconies, and more…
As you might have noticed when reading this blog, I’ve been in a big witchery mood for a few months now. While I’ve always been interested in witchcraft and the feminist image of witches (for example I grew up watching movies like The Craft, was always fascinated by books about wicca despite not being a spiritual person, and have participated in witch-themed feminist protests), this fascination is still growing. I also have some friends to thank (blame?) for that… you know who you are. 😉 And it seems like this increasing fascination is attracting lots of things towards it (should I call it magick??). Let’s start at the beginning…
Best wishes for 2022!
A bit later than usual, here is my brandnew postcard for the holidays and new year! It was inspired by stargazing during a visit to a witch town in September (I went back this month). I’m fascinated by the moon and the stars and always love drawing winter tree branches (without leaves) which shows on the card. And of course, a cat couldn’t be missing… You can decide which herb is growing on the bottom right of the drawing.
The postcard is available to buy by emailing me. 1 postcard = 1 euro + postage
You can also buy my entire collection of 14 postcards in my webshop. (Find some photos of the postcards here). I will soon present a bundle that includes this card and a bunch of mini-zines if you prefer to wait for that.
If you’re interested in seeing more of certain kinds of zines, blogposts, and/or other creations, you can let me know here or on social media. I’m currently into creating herbal bags/charm bags and oracle cards, so who knows what the future will hold! 🙂
The end of 2021 is nearby so I’m slowly writing my yearly overview blog posts. Here is the first one:
All the zines I’ve published in 2021:
Lost Luna Zine #1 – an introductionary mini-zine for my solo music project Lost Luna that talks about taking back space and things to do as a musician in lockdown (because when you’re a creative person / doing creative work, surely you can find creative solutions for situations like this).
- Lost Luna Zine #2 – mini-zine with the lyrics and being-the-song stories of Lost Luna’s debut EP “Shadow Play”.
- Lost Luna Zine #3 – mini-zine with recommended bands and artists who’ve been inspiring me when home-recording my music.
- Same Heartbeats #18 – the newest issue of my feminist perzine which was made during a virtual 24-hour zine event organised by Swansea Zine Fest.
- Confined #3 – pandemic diary comic zine that includes interviews with creative friends who run God Save the Queer and MandApunk
- Confined #4 – another issue of my pandemic diary comic zine
Some zines I’ve finished writing and designing that will be published in early 2022:
- Witches’ Brew #2: amulets and pendants
- Bunny Magick: Chainsaw Bunny’s guide to witchcraft
- Do it yourself care: autumn blues
- Queer Quest #1: queer quest for community – choose your own adventure
- Do it yourself care: joyful girl – where I find joy
- Echotopia #2: 20 years of Echo Zines
+ more to come soon!
Hello, dear reader! I have some questions for you. I’ve been running Echo Zines (and Echo Records, to release a few tapes) for 20 years now and while I’m certainly not out of ideas for ongoing and upcoming projects, I’m also wondering about what YOU think, want, and expect! What would you like to see from Echo Zines in 2022?
It’s the time of Yule and Winter Solstice so I thought it might be a good moment to share a little ritual or spell that I did a few weeks ago. In the last few months I’ve been binge-watching YouTube videos and reading piles of books and zines about witchcraft. I’m not entirely new to all-things-witchy – I have been fascinated with it since I was a teenager and more recently was inspired by my band mates as well as witchy zinester penpals and online friends (thank you! ❤ ). At the moment I’m especially interested in witchcraft that’s related to self-care and creativity but I’m also taking in lots of other witchy information. I’m sure I will continue blogging about it (f.e. sharing some of my favourite videos on this subject, I’ve already shared witchy zines, music, etc) and I’m definitely going to be making several zines about witchery!