{collecting magic}

i’ve kept my knapsack packed (i don’t really call it that. but i just thought it was cute. so i couldn’t resist) at the front door-with all the exploring supplies i think i might need, while out and about.

a journal. pencil and pen. – so i can write down any thoughts or string of words that pops into my head.
a book. – so i can sit and not have to think about anything else… enjoy a good read or just look busy while i’m actually people watching.
a camera. – because i always always kick myself later on if i don’t bring my camera. there’s always things i wish i would have taken pictures of. light that was magic… so now it has to be a rule to always bring her.
something to safely collect things in. -right now i just put it into the empty pockets of my bag. or press it between the pages of my journal.
a coin purse, with enough change for a drink. because on your little excursion-you might find the change to stop in for a juice box, and they always make you feel like a kid, so why not.

while on my journeys lately, i have been keeping my eye out for-

signs of fairies, pixies… magic.
heart shaped rocks, leaves, things.
gentle reminders.

erin darcy photography

erin darcy photography

erin darcy photography

erin darcy photography

erin darcy photography

erin darcy photography

erin darcy photography

three different types of fairy/pixie wings.
i found one pixie cap, but it was tiny tiny. looking for more.

what else would you include in your exploring bag?


  1. Michele said . . .

    Hello my dear,

    both Zephyr and I do this. Hers are kept in in a treasure box. Mine are here, there and everywhere. I keep them visable. I pick up at least one thing a week. Sometimes I use them in a bigger art piece. Pure magic. xo

    Posted September 18, 2009 at 9:15 am | Permalink
  2. Jenn said . . .

    I want to marry all these photos, especially the last ones.

    Posted September 18, 2009 at 9:20 am | Permalink
  3. abby said . . .

    I adore this magical post! Thank you for sharing it…

    Posted September 18, 2009 at 9:54 am | Permalink
  4. Yours is a well-stocked bag. Mine is similar. I also pack my library card, because I often rest in libraries, and sometimes find a book I’d like to take home with me.

    Posted September 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Permalink
  5. rachel said . . .

    in love!!!!!! so in love!!!!!

    Posted September 18, 2009 at 4:52 pm | Permalink
  6. rachel said . . .

    oh, and we keep leaves and things pressed inside random books on our bookshelves.

    Posted September 18, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Permalink
  7. jenn said . . .

    you break my heart
    the last one with the wings on the paper, erin, you are so full of talent it’s overflowing…
    every time i see your work, i gasp at the utterly beauty of it all

    Posted September 19, 2009 at 7:43 am | Permalink
  8. Cass said . . .

    You are so unbelievably yummy.

    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:25 am | Permalink
  9. Molly said . . .

    I was strolling home the other day and right before me a flower moved a certain way and bobbed, but there was no sight of any sort of creature, so’s I just shook my head with a grin and said under my breath, “Had to’ve been one, just had to’ve been…”

    It was the last day of summer today.

    It snowed in Cripple Creek.

    The mountains look beautiful, they tell me it’s going to be like the winter of ’97!

    Posted September 21, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Permalink
  10. A. Berkoski said . . .

    I admit I haven’t had much time to read your blog. MAN do I WISH I’d taken the time before, because LORDY LORDY.

    Great work E, as always.

    Posted October 1, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

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