10 Things I ♥ in June

Monthly Favourites: July 2017 | Hedgefairy

  1. The beautiful sculptures of Patrick Haines. His work is kind of morbid, a bit of a “memento mori”. Take this beetle, for example, or this bird. I was also quite taken with the “Citadel” and this raven. Thanks to Polly for leading me there!’
  2. Cécile Corbel’s Vagabonde album. I know I put her on one of my lists before but at the moment I’m having a phase of her albums rotating as my personal background soundtrack.
  3. Our new hammock in the backyard.
  4. This Mori Kei beginner’s guide by Baaikha on tumblr.
  5. My tablet. I got an unused Fire (so it’s technically not a tablet, it’s a kindle, but DILLIGAF?) from a friend and it is so much more handy for bingeing on blog posts on the sofa than my laptop! I still need a good cover for it but I can’t wait to have more packing space on my next travels because I don’t need to take the notebook anymore just to update a blog post or read my Changeling rule books (putting them on there was pretty much the first thing I did when I got it).
  6. This Dormouse Pin from Monica L. Knighton’s Etsy shop. All of her pieces are wonderful (and some were already featured in this list), but this is definitely a new favourite, together with the Fluttering Bat and the Hanging Bats.
  7. The music of Josh Woodward. I’m always on the hunt for good royalty-free music to use in videos and it was on such a hunt that I stumbled over Josh’s work on the Free Music Archive. Someone who puts songs for people who like things as their tag line on their website can’t be a bad person, right? He makes a feel-good, soft, pop-folky kind of music that just makes me smile (and serves as a great soundtrack for some of my videos, too. He puts up an instrumental version for each song, this is so wonderful!).
  8. psych. I know I’m late with this one but my friend Rus is a big fan and finally introduced me to the series. I’m always a friend of Sherlock scans and I love how it’s more of a sitcom than your usual crime show.
  9. Mangetouts. We have them at work and on Thursdays and Saturdays I seem to live only on them and fresh strawberries at the moment. Sooo yummy!
  10. Adriene is hosting a Find What Feels Good retreat, and there’s a home version on YouTube, too. It starts tomorrow (as far as I can see), is laid out for a week and the schedule looks really good, including journal prompts and of course yoga flows. I’ve been a bit lazy with my yoga practise lately so this is a great opportunity for me to start over and get used to daily sessions again.

10 Things I ♥ In October

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  • Inktober is the perfect challenge for me to practise my drawing more. I’ve fallen out of the habit to draw every day so I’m trying to get back into it. I’ll post the results of every week here on the blog, but if you don’t want to wait you can check on my facebook page where I’ll post every day’s drawing.
  • The new Pottermore Patronus sorting. Mine is a hedgehog, and according to this tumblr,
    The first impression of an individual with a hedgehog patronus can be very deceiving. On the outside, they can first appear happy-go-lucky and kind, as well as slightly naive. They are optimistic individuals in the way they want to be happy and have the feeling rub off on others, but this is not who they are completely. Rather, they actually have a tough personality to them, and have the ability to fight and defend themselves. Do not take the for weaklings, because they certaintly are not, and are much more persceptive than they appear. The most common house for a hedgehog patronus is Hufflepuff. […]
    Well, they got it quite right, isn’t that lovely? Have you already discovered your Pottermore patronus and if so, what is it? I’d love to know!
  • Tinycup Needlework does amazingly small and pretty embroidery. I adore their motif range as well, beehives and skeletons and things that remind me of ghost towns in the Wild West.
  • Stranger Things. This one was inevitable, wasn’t it? Or as Scoundrel put it, “You can’t really get past it on the internet these days”. He’s right. I love how they captured the atmosphere of 80s (and early 90s, to be honest) kid adventures, how they managed to get the overall look so very right (this is how the 80s are supposed to look, Carrie Diaries!) and how well they left the viewers hanging in the end to whet our appetites for a second season. What else? Dustin is my favourite kid, yay for Dungeons & Dragons visibility!, and I want justice for Barb.
  • Woonyoung Jung, or more precisely their illustrations, featuring lovely modern witches and athletic dinosaurs.
  • Textile art by Mysouldesign on Etsy. I’m, of course, particularly fond of the fungi.
  • Cécile Corbel. She’s basically the new Loreena McKennitt, with the only major difference that the hails from Brittany in France rather than Canada. She’s been around for a while already and has accumulated quite the following in the Mori community, too. Not only does she make the most beautiful music, she also has a fascinating backstory and a degree in archaeology. Should she happen to play a concert near me some day you’ll most probably find me there! Here’s her home on the Web.
  • Drakensang: The River of Time, second of the The Dark Eye computer game adaptions. For all the non-Germans out there: The Dark Eye (or Das Schwarze Auge in German) is the essential German P&P RPG. Rather low fantasy and with a compact, detailed core setting it was the “gateway drug” for most RPGamers I know. Drakensang II might be six years old by now but a story is a story and I love the scenery! And the hats. Why does my character only have one head?!
  • Lost and Taken provide beautiful high-resolution stock textures for free, on a if-you-happen-to-have-the-money-a-donation-would-be-nice basis. I’m using one of their wallpapers for my latest online project!
  • Visiting my old hunting grounds. Well, I’m not out partying, so I mean general “existence grounds”, and by that I mean Marburg. It’s so nice to see everyone again! In fact I’m there right now, typing this from Bambi’s sofa.