Monday, September 18, 2017

Occulticon 2017

Oh what a glorious weekend we had! What better way to spend a weekend in the summer than at a magickal campsite!

This was the first year for a new Pagan Occult festival called Occulticon held at Mythwood Campgrounds in Ontario. It was a 3 day festival with classes on everything from Mediumship to Spiritual Alchemy. I was able to attend a few lectures but I was pretty busy the whole weekend! There was also Dragon Drummers and a bonfire Saturday night!

There were several amazing speakers that really know their craft including Ian Corrigan, Tiffany Laszic, and Tamarra James. Various types of pagan faiths were represented such as Wicca, Druidry, Thelema, Celtic, and Heathenry. A little something for everyone!

I was lucky enough to be one of the vendors this year. I took a large assortment of sweaters, capes, and other clothing items with me. It was a fun weekend of camping and exploring the Mythwood campgrounds!

I was so blessed to be a part of this special event! I can't wait until next year!

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Darkling Tag!

I thought I would join in the fun going around this week by doing a Tag! Its been ages since I did a blog tag! Thank you for Tagging me Mari!

Curious Professor Z, Sylvie and Ms. Misantropia have both done The Darkling Tag recently so definitely check those out and I tag Mari Mortem, Roses and Velum, Tales From A Geordie Goth and Wild Intuitive!

What is your favourite candle scent? Every Halloween season I stock up on the autumn candles. However, I do not have a proper sense of smell so I shop for them purely by colour!
Do you have a favourite book? Interview With The Vampire, Ive read it a few times now. Anne Rice is one of my favourite authors along with Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, H.P. Lovecraft,... You get the idea.
Are you a tea or coffee person? More of a coffee person, but I do enjoy a nice tea in the evening.
What is your favourite perfume/cologne? I really dont wear perfume.
Do you have a celebrity crush? Not really. At the moment, Tom Hiddleston is a favourite.
If you could change your name to a stereotypical 90s/2000s gothy name, what would it be? I think my current name, Mary Mourning, is pretty stereotypical 90s goth.Actually so is my business name, Autumn Moon!
What are your top three tips for surviving hot weather while black clad? I avoid the sun like the plague. I literally carry a parasol everywhere. Those Victorian ladies were pretty smart! Not only do parasols prevent you from sunburn but you feel a lot cooler under them.
What song always makes you happy (doesn’t have to be a goth band?) I have whole albums that make me happy actually. Like The Cure Disintegration, Stevie Nicks Belladonna, and Sisters of Mercy Floodland.
Are you active in the arts (eg. Play an instrument, paint, write, etc)? I sew and I sketch...
What is your number one non-gothy hobby? Well, I used to say Mountainbiking but I haven't been out much lately. So now I will say Jeeping! My hubby and I take the Jeep offroad a lot in the summer.

Thought Provokers:

If you could be a supernatural creature, what would it be and why? A Vampire obviously! Excellent wardrobe,
What horror monster-bases super power would you have? Vampires have pretty great superpowers! Mind control, turning into a bat, levitating, super strength, control animals...
Do you feel confident or comfortable interacting with other Goths or gothy people (online or irl)? Why or why not? Yes. I enjoy talking to other Goths both in person and online.
Is there something you wish there was more of in your subculture? More individuality and less people trying to squeeze themselves into tiny stereotypical boxes.
Care to share an embarrassing story related to your “darkliness”? Hmmm... being mistaken for Mary Poppins?
How are you at DIY? Awesome. I DIY a lot!.

Confessional (aka True or False):

I love watching cheesy romance films. False! I hate them. I'd rather watch Horror or Sci-Fi. Ofcourse there are romantic Horror films! Bram Stoker's Dracula or Return of the Living Dead 3 anyone?
I ALWAYS remember to wash off my makeup at night. False. Most days, not all.
I sleep with plushies? Does my chubby Beagle Bella count? She is soft, squishy, and snuggly.
I wear non-black pyjamas most nights. False. They are all black.
I think Andrew Eldrich is overrated. False! I love Sisters of Mercy.
I don’t like vampires. Really?! False!
I don’t like clubs. True. I would rather go to a show, a concert, or an event these days.
I don’t enjoy graveyards. False. I love graveyards and most of all picnics in graveyards!
Blood makes me queasy. The real thing does. But not movies!
I’d sooner faint than pet a spider. True! I have a bonafide phobia.
I don’t like haunted houses. False! I love haunted houses. Even the real ones.
I’ve never read Dracula. LOL! You're funny!.
I think “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” is a long and boring song. False! One of my favourite songs actually. And that scene in The Hunger is classic! Undead. Undead.

A new website!

Hello everyone!

I have some exciting news in my little corner of the world! I have launched my own website for my handmade clothing line! The new website has a shopping cart so I am no longer tied to Etsy for sales. I will still be selling through Etsy for the time being because Etsy has been very good to me! Here are a few new dresses I've added to the new website and Etsy.

I am keeping this blog separate from the new website because it is strictly for the clothing and accessories that are for sale. I still enjoy posting my own personal outfits here on this blog. So if you have a chance please go and check out the new website and give me some honest feedback on it. I really appreciate it!