Creating Magic Clothing

With my mind on making clothes, I started thinking about how you can make articles of clothing with specific intentions. You could have an outfit that resonates with stealth and invisibility, to keep people from noticing and/or approaching you in public. Conversely, you could make one for meeting new people. You could have an outfit solely for ritual, one that evokes a sense of calm and clarity. You could have ones for luck, safe travel, anti-anxiety, whatever. 

As a rule of thumb, you would want the physical appearance of the clothing to correspond with its intention– the incognito outfit, for example, would most likely be neutral in color and mundane in design. The type of material used would be another quality to take into consideration. For ritual clothing you might want something flowy and comfortable. Personally, I would opt for thin, sheer fabrics when designing a ritual outfit as a representation of the thinning of the veil, so to speak. You could even embroider sigils onto clothing. 

The energy put forth to create is powerful. Sewing is a great opportunity to imbue your intent into something functional. 

Mikael Kennedy

In the Midst of Tragedy, Creating an Album as a Form of Therapy

In the summer of 2008, MorganEve Swain, a pixie-ish, free-spirited fiddler and singer met David Lamb, a bearded, deeply feeling singer-songwriter, while young on the East Coast. Just days later, Lamb asked Swain to join his eclectic folk ensemble Brown Bird. The pair fell in love, and over the course of six years - as Brown Bird whittled its lineup down to a duo - they would release four full-length albums, building a faithful following near their home in Warren, Rhode Island. Swaim and Lamb were married in August 2013. On April 5, 2014, Lamb died due to complications from leukemia. 

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I have had a few questions about why I add kids to my plein air work. Here’s one reason why.   

We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming ‘sub-creator’ and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress’ leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
—  J.R.R. Tolkien