Magical, Marvelous Broomsticks by Charlotte Baker of Nightshade Handmade by Stephanie Stewart-Howard Images by Charlotte Baker Learn how to make your own broom in the Autumn Issue  Of all the myriad stories told of witches, one of the most enchanting involves them flying...
Winter Faerie Beauty

Winter Faerie Beauty

Cloak your heavenly body in rich moisture and deep hydration, while infusing your entire being with vital nutrients. Ancient beauty secrets are unlocked inside these captivating potions, so get ready to settle in for a luscious ritual and, because...
Article taken from Issue #32 || Autumn 2015 Print || Digital When The Art of the Home blogger and professional muralist Dawn-Marie deLara first set out to redesign her kitchen, in all its former “yellow plastic glory,” she didn’t anticipate transforming...
  We’ve been in love with Russian photographer Margarita Kareva’s dazzling fairy tale images for a while now. Each photo tells a story—of some wonderful place, far away, where dreamy ice queens and lady falconers roam through snowy landscapes and...

Shipwrecked

Greetings all my fellow Curiosity Explorers and Magic-Makers! Allow me to introduce myself: I am the Wondersmith. I work with wonder in the same way a goldsmith works with gold to create beautiful, meaningful, and magical art about connection. Of...
by Carolyn Turgeon and photography by Steve Parke As you wind through Patapsco State Park, just north of Baltimore, passing a flagstone-encrusted quarry and crossing a defunct train track that parallels a charming stream, you come to a quiet little valley...

Beata Beatrix

by Grace Nuth Photography by Steve Parke She sits, back slumped in a way that indicates she is oblivious of our gaze or the propriety of Victorian times. Her russet hair glowing in a nimbus around her head, her eyes...
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SIMON CHAPMAN AND THE AUTHOR MERMAID MURMURS Cornwall is bordered by the sea on three sides. You can scarcely get more than twenty miles away from the thrashing waves, precipitous cliffs, and Caribbean blue waters—or from the siren’s...
If I were to say to you, “A woman robed in white, standing next to a bowl, holding a silver ewer,” you would likely know exactly which scene I am referring to. It is a tableau conjured by J.R.R. Tolkien...
Admirers of fantasy and science-fiction art will no doubt already be familiar with Julie Bell’s name. She’s had over five hundred works of art published for the purposes of illustration and marketing since she began working in 1990, including the cover...