Saturday, December 8, 2012

A bit of self-promotion: Magical Calendar art project

I said that I wouldn't do this very often, but honestly the things I research and post on Occult Chicago entwine themselves with my artwork enough that I have a hard time separating them at times.  And to be honest, I thought that this project would be of interest to the readers of Occult Chicago.

I'm working on a year-long Magical Calendar project, focusing on themes of magic in the year of 2013.  This stems from my obsession with the De Croze/Orazi Calendrier Magique made for 1897.

I'm releasing one limited edition fine art print each month, and have just released the image for January.

This is a detail of LILITH, the January image.  The original hand colored / painted silver print is being reproduced as a museum quality archival pigment print, signed and numbered in an edition of only 13.

For more information about the calendar project, visit my artwork blog.

To purchase this print, visit my online store.

Thank you,


Mapping the Occult City

It shows how busy I've been that it's taken three weeks to write a response to the Mapping the Occult City event.

The entire day was wonderful - Jason Winslade's students were charming and the morning panel was thought provoking.

Jason and I put together a last minute walking tour of places of occult interest in the Loop, and to be honest didn't expect anyone to take us up on it.  When we arrived, there were 22 people waiting to walk around the city with us.  How flattering!

It was great to finally hear Michael Bertiaux speak.  The evening panel was lively and interesting.  Unfortunately I had to leave before the Terra Mysterium performance, but I've heard nothing but good things.

I had an opportunity to sit and talk with David Metcalfe, who wrote this great article about the day's events for the website Teeming Brain:

Chas Clifton wrote another article for his personal blog:

The entire event was enlightening and uplifting.  While there were people from various different backgrounds, there was still a wonderful sense of community that I'm not used to feeling.  I was able to talk with people that I knew, spend time in conversation with those that I'd only had online interactions with and meet fascinating new people.  I was given great suggestions for material for Occult Chicago, and hope to start posting some of it soon.

I know that there are a few other accounts of the day's events online.  Feel free to send them my way!

Thank you to Phoenix Rising Academy, everyone who came, who asked me to participate and otherwise made the day amazing.