Samhain greetings and hedgespells from the edge of these misted, damp dark Dartmoor days! As you’re all bound to be Appreciators of Story and Lovers of the Uncanny, we thought to bring you a small offering from the Hedgespoken basket of witchlore for your enjoyment this All-Hallowed Eve
The Hedgespoken wagon is being oiled most generously by all your amazing donations and encouraging cheers! Thank you all! Some of you might be thinking of choosing…… Read more “Hedgeart”
So why do we want to travel? Why do we want to live an unrooted uncertain life on wheels? There are many many considerations and questions and dreams that taking to the road brings forth…
Smickelgrim masks are made from local oak-tanned leather and hand-crafted and moulded one by one. Hand-cut and dyed and painted, I finish them off with my own secret-recipe Smickelgrim mask-wax. How many can you spot in the Hedgespoken film, alongside so many other beautiful masks of various origins?
One of our supporters pointed out that there’s lots of Hedgespoken supporters out there who are enthusiastically cheering for what we’re doing, but are totally broke. She came up with the notion of the £1 pledge – we like to think of it as a coin in our Hedgespoken busking hat, and as a way of cheering us on even when there’s no large bundles of notes kicking around looking for a home…
Rima and I have been talking for a few years about collaborating to put out an edition of Sometimes a Wild God, with her images and my words, but it’s taken this long to have something urgent enough to cut through the thousand other things and make us do it. Seeing as Hedgespoken is – in one of its roles – a stage for us to do our collaborative work on, it seemed fitting to make this edition one of the rewards for our funders. And it seems that a few of you like the idea – we’re really looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
We thought you might like to see a few of the films that we’ve found inspiring in our way along the lanes from here to there, or vice versa. Sit down with a cup of your favourite fuel and enjoy the ride…
We know that a lot of our friends and supporters don’t really have too many pennies to rub together. Many of us live on the margins of things and are used to making do, being creative with scarce finances and living lives that are soul-rich, but cash-poor.
So, how can you best help us if you’re staring at the Queen on your last fiver, wondering where the next one’s coming from? Or even when you’re doing fine, but it’s all accounted for and taken up by the many, many financially-draining tentacles of modern living?
And so! Here we are on the first day of our Hedgespoken crowdfunding campaign, having already raised £4395!! We are stunned and excited and so grateful to…… Read more “The story begins…”