this is a doorway


” ‘Once upon a time,’ the stories would begin…no particular time, fictional time, fairy-story time. This is a doorway; if you’re lucky, you go through it as a child, aurally, before you can read, and if you are very lucky, you become a free citizen of an ancient republic and can come and go as you please. These stories are deeply embedded in my imagination. As I grew up and became a writer, I found myself going back and using them, retelling them ever since, working partly on the principle that a tale which has been around for centuries is highly likely to be a better story than one I just made up yesterday; and partly on the deep sense that they can tell more truth, more economically, than slices of contemporary realism…. They are generous, true, and enchanted.”

– Sara Maitland

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• the copper wire was gifted to me by my brother-in-law • he used to repair diesel generators for a living • he saved me SO much scrap, you wouldn’t believe

• i traded a friend for the lil round silver-coloured beads • she got soap • i got beads • it worked

• i don’t remember where any of the bigger silver-coloured beads came from • look it’s been a minute

• i admit i bought the lapis beads new • i really try not to buy new stuff for this but • it’s lapis • i have WEAKNESSES

• i bought the small blue glass beads new too but that was before i started doing the ‘trade or buy used’ thing so they don’t count

• the (totally) tubular blue glass beads came from something i took apart • maybe a necklace? • probably?

• the driftwood stick came from the banks of Fountain Creek

• is that everything, i think that’s everything


it's this big:

• the stick is 8.25″ long

• it’s about 11.5″ tall, from the top of the hook to the lowest bit

• the bigger spiral is 1.5″ across