Archive | April 1, 2006

Heartsongwoman asked;

What is the potion that you use that you couldn’t do without?

Hmm, In magical use it would have to be one the oils I use for anointing. My favourite is a mix by a gentleman at our Ren Faire called Green Man. I have no idea what is in it but it smells very green to me. I’m synesthetic and that is the only way I can describe it. I used to have an incense and oil business and I still can’t figure out what he puts in it and I’m pretty good. 

In regular life, my favourite cure-all is a huge glass of Ovaltine. Terribly plebian I suppose but I hate the taste of alcohol. Give me a large glass of milk with ice in it anytime, I’m happy

I have always marveled at the way the BunniHoTep stories hop out of you.

What is the creative process there?

Mary

If you want to know the truth, I really have no idea. Sometimes She appears in my sleep. Sometimes it’s a chance remark one of you priestesses make. Something Denise said sparked the last one. But most of the time She tells me stories and She bugs me til I write them down.

Sleep has always been where most creative things start with me. One of my earliest memories is getting up in the dark of an early morning to write a poem about leaves because it HAD to be written down then. I think I was 5 or 6. My mom got up as dawn was breaking to find me at the dining room table writing and I couldn’t really explain what it was I was doing but I was doing it.

And I dream most of my more complex jewelry ideas too. I used to dream my term papers in my sleep full blown, no mistakes. Drove my English Major Mom crazy because she was all about re-write and re-write and they usually didn’t need it.