Article From 2014 Spring Issue #26 Subscribe // Print // Digital Sing your song for us, mamma, they cry, sing your song, sing your song, small white cheeks upon pillows, bright eyes blinking the black. Tearless lovelies are mine, who know only sugarplums and ponies; they beg night...
Enchanted Living: Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Susan Tuttle: Hi there from the woods of Maine! I’m a mama, folk herbalist, photo artist, and natural witch with “green” and “hedge” propensities. I run a small home-based online...
We wanted to introduce you to Melissa Herold, fantasy author and herbal alchemist, and her debut fantasy novel Heaven’s Silhouette: Iyarri Chronicles Book 1, which just came out this week and which you can find on Amazon, Apple books, Kobo and more. Though...

Clockwork Princess

Feature Illustration by Charles Vess Article From 2014 Spring Issue #26 Subscribe // Print // Digital Once, there was a clockwork princess who lived in a land of forgotten things. The King of this land had long since been forgotten, as had the circumstances of the...
Amber entices us, entraps us willingly, lures us into its honeycolored depths. Even if the particular piece we admire does not include a small creature caught in the fossilized resin, we still look for bubbles, a pine needle, small...
We want to introduce you to the wonderful Victorian-inspired apothecary and perfumer Willow & Birch Apothecary and its Victorian-loving owner Anna Krusinski, who spends much of her time concocting magical potions: which results in beautifulness like this: Aren't those lovely? We can practically smell...
Picture the heavenly death of lab rats subjected to absinthe tests, like those reported in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal of 1894: “The guinea-pigs utilized by Cadéac and Albin Menuier in studying the action of the vapor of...
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The Seal Wife

Illustration by Julia Jeffrey of Stonemaiden Art Sometimes when we fight, I want to slip on my seal skin and disappear beneath the waves. I warned you when we married there are only so many times I can drink my own tears before the ocean comes...
We hope you're doing beautifully today. We have some beautiful news for you too: Serafina and the Seven Stars, the fourth Serafina book in Robert Beatty's best-selling series, came out yesterday from Disney Hyperion! And we have an exclusive excerpt you can...
  • Adorn your long and flowing (or short and pixie-perfect) hair with flowers, one tucked above each ear with a headband or ribbon between, as Mucha often painted. • Pin a brooch to your blouse in the shape of a...