The holiday season offers many delights, among them the chance to gather with loved ones, share meals and conversation, and reflect on the turning of the year. What of our far-off friends, though? I’ve found that, short of an in-person visit,...
Many plants seem to represent an archetype or personality to me, which is often a reflection of their usage in folk medicine or even stories or legends about them. Elderflower is playful and ethereal like a maiden beckoning you...

Autumn Beauty Magic

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  The season of the Witch is upon us!  As the last of the harvest festivals draws near, we have a unique opportunity to release the old and embrace the new. What better time for a simple yet powerful beauty...

Paper Moon Tutorial

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For our celestial cover shoot, we tapped Baltimore artist Nichole Leavy to create a full-scale paper moon for the shoot in photo editor Steve Parke’s studio. (Leavy created the painted backdrop for our winter 2017 cover, also shot by...
An idea for a fun celestial party you can throw for your more moony, starry friends is a black light soiree—where guests adorn themselves with stars and constellations using blacklight body paint. Artist Sirena Hildebrand has used the technique below...
Article from the Autumn Issue #40 - Subscribe or Buy Issue TUTORIAL How to Make the Fall Lady WHAT YOU NEED: 1 wire dress form 4 artificial leaf bunches for the top bodice form (get these and other materials from any craft store) 2 small bunches...
Charles Vess’s story introduces us to the character of the Tomten, or Tomte. In Scandinavian folklore, the Tomte was a gnome-like character with a white beard and red cap—liter-ally a jolly old elf. The Tomte was thought to live...
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...
All photos © Olga Valeska Authenticity is such an important quality in a truly cozy, hygge life. And in this digital age of constant communication and social media influencers making us feel inadequate, it’s increasingly difficult to prove who is...
Set up a comfortable and peaceful area to begin your art. This may include lighting a candle or incense and playing your favorite music in the background. I like to choose crystals from my collection, maybe a flower, leaves,...