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Ashley Nunez
Finding Connections in Altered Landscapes

Finding Connections in Altered Landscapes

Originally posted over at the Daughters of Darkness blog for #virtualdodfest It would be a romantic notion to think that with the current situation at hand, we are all finding ways to appreciate the small stuff and persevere through the hardships despite it all. It would be quaint to think This Too Shall Pass and reflect that we will all go about our normal lives after this has all blown over. Quaint and romantic though it would be, I don’t see it happening. That is not to say that everything will turn into a dystopian hellscape where our only chance...

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Ashley Nunez
To Ensnare the Senses

To Ensnare the Senses

A common enough thing in its own right, sense memory infuses our daily lives with its rich and sometimes shocking presence. The often reminisced upon scent of a favorite childhood meal, how the taste of cheap milk chocolate conjures up images of brightly colored eggs and anthropomorphic bunnies, the way a too often drunk liquor can stick with you for years afterwards as that one bad night where too many poor choices were made, or even the scent of a loved ones skin or the taste of their lips you can recall fondly or heartbreakingly for months after. Sense memory...

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Ashley Nunez
From the Crucible

From the Crucible

Whether you celebrate the Gregorian New Year’s Eve and Day celebrations, following the Chinese calendar, follow the cycles of the Celtic Wheel of the Year, or wish it would all Just Stop Already because these festive shenanigans are causing you a headache- I think there is still undeniably a shifting occurring.

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Ashley Nunez
Opening a Hand

Opening a Hand

This year has been full of twists and turns, coming so often that I've barely had time to right myself before the next. So, for the patchy communication I apologize. I would also like to take this moment to deeply thank each and everyone one of you who has supported Old Growth Alchemy thus far. OGA was truly a work of love and I am beyond thrilled that it has continued to putter along and gain momentum. Currently, I am in the works of some recalibration as we come upon the 1 year (!!) anniversary of its unveiling this Autumnal...

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