I'm Elinor, and I create.

Storytelling, visual and multimedia art, poetry, song, ideas, yarn crafts, rituals, and magic: all of these creative forms help me to embody my experience in ways I can touch and feel, to mediate between my inner life and the outer environment.

All creation opens a space of liminality, possibility and risk. When we create something new — whether it’s a jumper, a cake, a painting, a storytelling performance, an altar, even a child — because it’s new and because it’s in process, there’s an element of the unknown. This brings a feeling of risk, and sometimes its reality, too. Creating is not a safe endeavour. For creation to happen, we need to be open to the risk of the unknown, to allow ourselves to be surprised.

I hope that, by sharing my creative process and what I create on this blog, I can make it a space in which we can connect with one another, with ways to be in relationship with the more-than-human world around us, and with our willingness to take risks and be surprised.

Read on to discover more.

Creative magic

I rounded off 2018 with Christine Petty on the Free Her Spirit podcast. We talked about my journey, ancestor reverence, storytelling, and creative magic. You’ll hear how I had a moment of aligning with what I know about creativity, and articulating it in a new way. Here’s the episode:

Daydreaming Wolves interview

I had a wonderful conversation with Yarrow Magdalena of Daydreaming Wolves podcast about… well, about all kinds of things! Interconnectedness, white people engaging with our inheritance of violence and colonialism, ancestral storytelling, building a business against and beyond capitalism to create spaces of justice, and more. Here’s the episode: