Life and Death, Grief and Mourning

  • Anatomy of Grief Shadowbox

    The heart of the Cortege Collection resides in the complexity of Grief. I chose the words of 12 Mourners to create this Shadowbox, as well as the P...
  • Caged Mourner Piece

    Mourning was once observed with such rigidity that one had no option but to comply with its rules. There were booklets dedicated to the subtleties ...
  • About Mourning Poppets

    Being mortal, each of us will die. And as long as we live, we will experience the deaths of people that we love. Even as someone who identifies as ...
  • The Cotège Collection

    I recently asked you, dear hearts, to describe your grief. To use just one word that captures its keenest embodiment in you. Your responses are at ...
  • Hedge Witch Poppets

    I recently read the lovely book Once And Future Witches (which I highly recommend). It made me think about all of the different types of women who ...
  • The Wives

    The Wives collection springs from my fascination with the Tudor period. Obviously, it is one that so many of us share. The life and loves of King H...
  • Let's call them Poppets

    I believe in the alchemical magic of transformation that exists in creativity. Any time we create we are making magic. I transform cloth into what ...
  • A Thank You from the Murderesses and I

    I've absolutely loved learning about the lives of these dynamic women. Women who've been thwarted in love, betrayed, impoverished and who were dead...
  • My Father's Death

    My father died when I was 14, right there in the living room of our home. This didn't come as a surprise to us, as he had been dying of cancer for ...
  • My Mother's Death

    As a girl, my mother seemed vast and distant to me. A far off place that felt unreachable. When we were alone together there was an unsettling abse...
  • The Poison Garden Fae

    What kind of Faerie would live in this garden, where the air itself was dangerous? I imagined her wild and spare, nearly naked, her skin tart and green like a very young apple, bitterness and beauty. She would blend in with foliage and shadows, slipping between the hellebore and fawn lilies.
  • Our 10th Murderess, Grace Marks

    Grace Marks' story is so much more involved than this little blog post would allow. I highly recommend reading Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. The ...