Birdy & Mike Diamond are creating Songs&Stories, Conversation&Creativity via psychic-functioning
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Come, let us let tell you a story.

A story of change.
A story of hope.
A story of what could be.
A story of passion.
A story of daring.
A story of flight.

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 'allo!

Birdy here, flying in and taking a perch on a convenient hay -bale, placed just at the right distance from the Fire for keeping an avian at the Correct Temperature.

Come, join us around the Fire – it’s nice and warm, with plenty of human hay-bale perches at just the right distance for keeping you at the Correct Temperature too.

Rocko the Circus Kitten is around here somewhere, unless he's taken off with Rabbit and Raven to go exploring down the Rabbit Hole or off in the Woods somewhere.

Comfortable? Good. :-) Because, before we get to the rest of the stories and the other Goodnesses to be found here, there’s one story that I need to tell you first.


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The Story of Who We Are and Why We Are Here (on Patreon)

Mike and I, we’ve been Storytellers all our lives. We've known that. We love reading stories, we love writing stories. It’s who we are at some extremely fundamental levels. The way we tell the stories, the media we use to convey them from us to you, has changed over the years, but the stories themselves have not. They are always here, begging to be let out, nagging at us until we sit down and give them form.

(Rather like certain cats we know, now that I think about it. Yes, yet another reason that Rocko the Circus Kitten is one of our mascots. Gotta love it when things like that happen – ‘Co-incidence Not’ for the win-win-wing! :D)


We’ve also been psychics all our lives too, tho’ we didn’t have a name for it until 2007, when we took our first channelling class and happily dove headfirst down the Rabbit Hole into the Wider World beyond the everyday world.

We’ve been exploring psychic-functioning and creativity ever since, seeing how it helps – creativity and so much more – and how the conversations that we can have via that medium can change our lives – all our lives – for the better, both in ways that we can see today and in ways that we can’t even imagine yet.

But there’s a problem. Getting the most from yourself in both a creative and a psychic-functioning sense involve you being able to get calm and quiet, to reach in and reach out in ways that are just not that easy when you have the hustle and bustle of the Waking World and all its demands pressing in around you.

It’s hard to reach for Story when you’re worrying about paying the bills – where you’ll sleep, what you’ll eat, what you’ll wear. It’s hard to hear what the Muses are telling you in their Still, Small Voices when you’re hearing your worries about putting a roof over your head and food on the table and clothes on your body so loudly that they drown out everything else.

That’s where you come in.

You Win and We Win = Win-win-wing!!!

You enjoy our stories, however they are expressed – words, song, jewelry, cards, Doodles, fabric-and-fiber patterns and purr-oducts, channelled conversations/music and other psychic-functioning explorations and experiments.

You choose a Circle of Patreonage and come join us by the Fire.

In return, you get:

  • Story as it’s written – Background Bits, Story-in-Purr-ogress, Finished Stories First/Furr-st, etc. (Armchair Travellers)

  • Nearly-daily Purr-actices such as “Session” (channelled music and conversation)(Armchair Travellers) and “100days0fBlackBirdTellsTales” (a nearly-daily poem from Birdy’s life and thoughts) (Spectator's Gallery)

  • Invitations to participate in other nearly-daily Purr-actices such as ‘The File of Small Winz’, ‘The Power of ‘Yes’’, and ‘The Power of Writing It Down (Repeatedly)’. (Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab)

  • Tips and techniques for living the creative, the magickal, and the psychic life. (Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab)

  • Access to channelled meditations, lectures, and conversations with various of our Unseen and As-yet Unseen Friends. (Armchair Travellers and Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab)

  • Suggested rites and rituals for celebrating the Wheel of the Year, including live Circles on Discord for the Quarters and Cross-Quarters of the Year. (Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab)

  • First Pounce access to any physical artwork that we create. (Spectator’s Gallery)

  • Other Goodies that we and our Muses dream up!

  • Our Most Sincerious Thanks!  (all)

  • Lots of Warm Fuzzy Feelings! (all)

So if you enjoy the stories we tell, the jewelry we make, the conversations we have, the songs we sing and the music we make, then please, choose a Circle of Patreonage, and join us around the Fire.

It's warm and it’s wonderful, and your seat is waiting, just for you.

What Your Funding Makes Possible

Your pledge – of any amount – allows us to have that bit more freedom to concentrate our time, our energies, on finding those Still, Small Voices of Song, Story, Conversation, and Creativity and bringing across what they have to say.

Additionally, it:

  • Allows us to have our basic expenses covered,, as well as those things that help us stock the Muse-ly Mill, so that we can have the time, the energy, the money, the attention, to focus on those Still, Small Voices and bringing their stories to you.

  • Allows us to improve our tech and our team so that we can concentrate on bringing the stories across and them/then having others help us bring them fully to life.

  • Allows us to know that there are people out there who desire to hear what we have to say, who enjoy the tales we tell, who are, purr-haps, even curious to join us down the Rabbit Hole every once in a while.

In other words, it allows us to know that there is a reason to come online and share our stories here, instead of keeping them close around our home fire alone.

On Matters of Time and Purr-oduction

One more quick note before I fly off, back to the stories and the songs and the other explorations and experiments around the Creative Equation – you’ll notice that there are no time-based perks attached to any of the Circles. This is deliberate. After trying (and failing) for many years, I and we are finally willing to Acknowledge that creativvity, at least for us, is not tied to a clock.

This doesn’t mean that we don’t create, and prolifically – we do – but what it is and how much it is and how often it is varies with the purr-oject and the season.

  • Sometimes, we create a lot in a month.
  • Sometimes, not so much.

  • Sometimes, the work is in one area.
  • Sometimes, another.

  • Sometimes, we have a lot of time available to search for the Still, Small Voices of Story and Song, Conversation and Creativity
  • Sometimes, the Waking World crowds in and we have very little, if any, time to do so.

Your Patreonage is not for any one particular purr-oject – it’s for all our work, now and future, no matter what it is or when it comes. You’ll have your favorites – everybody does – but you Appreciate our work enough to support all of it – favorites and others alike.

Thank you for joining us around the Fire, in whatever Circle you choose.

May the warmth of the Fire and of the Warm, Fuzzy Feelings of Support keep you well, now and always!

Chirp, chirp! :-)
Birdy :>O<:



Tiers
Spectators Gallery
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are:
 
  • nearly-daily purr-atices such as 100DaysofBlackBirdTellsTales


  • Furr-st Pounce for physical and digital art that is for sale (community winz!)


  • Posts & Pics from our Creative Journey!


  •  (very) occasional, semi-random small Thank You packages (small snackerels of appreciation from us to you!)
Circle of the Armchair Travellers
$11 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are:

 

  • Story as it’s written: Background Bits, Story-in-Purr-ogress, Finished Stories Furr-st, etc.

 

  • Nearly-daily Purr-actices such as “Session” (channelled music and conversation)

 

  • Access to channelled meditations, lectures, and conversations with various of our Unseen and As-yet Unseen Friends.


  • Spectator's Gallery perks


Circle of the Crafty Crows' Mind Arts
$13 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are:
 
  • Participation Pounce Invitations for other Nearly-Daily Purr-actices such as ‘The File of Small Winz’, ‘The Power of ‘Yes’’, and ‘The Power of Writing It Down (Repeatedly)’. 


  • Tips and techniques for living the creative, the magickal, and the psychic life.


  • purr-atices around psychic-functioning


  • experiments to help improve your skills at both magick and psychic-functioning, as well as creativity in general – including Nearly-daily Purr-actices such as ‘Teh File of Small Winz’, ‘The Ppower of ‘Yes’, and ‘The Power of Writing It Down (Repeatedly)’


  • Suggested rites and rituals, tips and techniques for celebrating the Wheel of the Year


  • notes on how to use ritual and magick to help make your life and your world better ones


  • live Virtual Circles on Discord for the Quarters and Cross-Quarters of the Year


  • Access to channelled meditations, lectures, and conversations with various of our Unseen and As-yet Unseen Friends.
  • Spectator's Gallery and Circle of the Armchair Traveller perks

 
Welcome! :-) :>O<: (-:

Circle of the Skies - Behind the Masks
$22 or more per month 0 patrons
 Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are:


  • Stories from behind the story, including the real people out there in the Universe who are working and playing along with us to bring these stories to you. 


  • Access to our Discord server so that you can ask questions about our purr-ocess. (checked ~1x/day)


  • Spectator’s Gallery, Armchair Travellers, and Crafty Crow's Mind Arts Lab Perks 


Circle of the Storytellers
$44 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are:


  • You know the power of stories. Let's talk.

 

  • Spectator's Gallery, Armchair Traveller, Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab, Skies: Behind the Mask perks 
Circle of the Pouncing Bold Kittens
$88 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are: 


  • You know the power of pouncing and of being a Bold Kitten. Let's talk.


  • Spectator's Gallery, Armchair Traveller, Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab, Skies: Behind the Mask perks Our most sincerious thanks for the support!
Circle of the Castle Foundation Builders
$121 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are: 


  • You know the power of building Castles in the Air - and then putting Firm Foundations under them. Let's talk.


  • Spectator's Gallery, Armchair Traveller, Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab, Skies: Behind the Mask perks 


Goals
$0 of $11 per month
Elevenses for the Win-win-Wing!
Elevenses are a big thing with us, so while clearly a beginning, hitting this level is also a definite Sign of Progress. When we hit this mark, I, Birdy, will write (DONE!) and share a drabble (~100 well-written words, or in this case, a double-drabble-and-a-bit, or 200+words) from one of our Universes to celebrate the occasion.

1 of 6
O>>>-----------> O>>>-----------> O>>>----------->

:>O<:
:>O<: :>O<:

O>>>-----------> O>>>-----------> O>>>----------->


Come, let us let tell you a story.

A story of change.
A story of hope.
A story of what could be.
A story of passion.
A story of daring.
A story of flight.

O>>>-----------> O>>>-----------> O>>>----------->

 :>O<: 
:>O<: :>O<:

O>>>-----------> O>>>-----------> O>>>----------->

 'allo!

Birdy here, flying in and taking a perch on a convenient hay -bale, placed just at the right distance from the Fire for keeping an avian at the Correct Temperature.

Come, join us around the Fire – it’s nice and warm, with plenty of human hay-bale perches at just the right distance for keeping you at the Correct Temperature too.

Rocko the Circus Kitten is around here somewhere, unless he's taken off with Rabbit and Raven to go exploring down the Rabbit Hole or off in the Woods somewhere.

Comfortable? Good. :-) Because, before we get to the rest of the stories and the other Goodnesses to be found here, there’s one story that I need to tell you first.


O>>>-----------------? O>>>------------->

The Story of Who We Are and Why We Are Here (on Patreon)

Mike and I, we’ve been Storytellers all our lives. We've known that. We love reading stories, we love writing stories. It’s who we are at some extremely fundamental levels. The way we tell the stories, the media we use to convey them from us to you, has changed over the years, but the stories themselves have not. They are always here, begging to be let out, nagging at us until we sit down and give them form.

(Rather like certain cats we know, now that I think about it. Yes, yet another reason that Rocko the Circus Kitten is one of our mascots. Gotta love it when things like that happen – ‘Co-incidence Not’ for the win-win-wing! :D)


We’ve also been psychics all our lives too, tho’ we didn’t have a name for it until 2007, when we took our first channelling class and happily dove headfirst down the Rabbit Hole into the Wider World beyond the everyday world.

We’ve been exploring psychic-functioning and creativity ever since, seeing how it helps – creativity and so much more – and how the conversations that we can have via that medium can change our lives – all our lives – for the better, both in ways that we can see today and in ways that we can’t even imagine yet.

But there’s a problem. Getting the most from yourself in both a creative and a psychic-functioning sense involve you being able to get calm and quiet, to reach in and reach out in ways that are just not that easy when you have the hustle and bustle of the Waking World and all its demands pressing in around you.

It’s hard to reach for Story when you’re worrying about paying the bills – where you’ll sleep, what you’ll eat, what you’ll wear. It’s hard to hear what the Muses are telling you in their Still, Small Voices when you’re hearing your worries about putting a roof over your head and food on the table and clothes on your body so loudly that they drown out everything else.

That’s where you come in.

You Win and We Win = Win-win-wing!!!

You enjoy our stories, however they are expressed – words, song, jewelry, cards, Doodles, fabric-and-fiber patterns and purr-oducts, channelled conversations/music and other psychic-functioning explorations and experiments.

You choose a Circle of Patreonage and come join us by the Fire.

In return, you get:

  • Story as it’s written – Background Bits, Story-in-Purr-ogress, Finished Stories First/Furr-st, etc. (Armchair Travellers)

  • Nearly-daily Purr-actices such as “Session” (channelled music and conversation)(Armchair Travellers) and “100days0fBlackBirdTellsTales” (a nearly-daily poem from Birdy’s life and thoughts) (Spectator's Gallery)

  • Invitations to participate in other nearly-daily Purr-actices such as ‘The File of Small Winz’, ‘The Power of ‘Yes’’, and ‘The Power of Writing It Down (Repeatedly)’. (Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab)

  • Tips and techniques for living the creative, the magickal, and the psychic life. (Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab)

  • Access to channelled meditations, lectures, and conversations with various of our Unseen and As-yet Unseen Friends. (Armchair Travellers and Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab)

  • Suggested rites and rituals for celebrating the Wheel of the Year, including live Circles on Discord for the Quarters and Cross-Quarters of the Year. (Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab)

  • First Pounce access to any physical artwork that we create. (Spectator’s Gallery)

  • Other Goodies that we and our Muses dream up!

  • Our Most Sincerious Thanks!  (all)

  • Lots of Warm Fuzzy Feelings! (all)

So if you enjoy the stories we tell, the jewelry we make, the conversations we have, the songs we sing and the music we make, then please, choose a Circle of Patreonage, and join us around the Fire.

It's warm and it’s wonderful, and your seat is waiting, just for you.

What Your Funding Makes Possible

Your pledge – of any amount – allows us to have that bit more freedom to concentrate our time, our energies, on finding those Still, Small Voices of Song, Story, Conversation, and Creativity and bringing across what they have to say.

Additionally, it:

  • Allows us to have our basic expenses covered,, as well as those things that help us stock the Muse-ly Mill, so that we can have the time, the energy, the money, the attention, to focus on those Still, Small Voices and bringing their stories to you.

  • Allows us to improve our tech and our team so that we can concentrate on bringing the stories across and them/then having others help us bring them fully to life.

  • Allows us to know that there are people out there who desire to hear what we have to say, who enjoy the tales we tell, who are, purr-haps, even curious to join us down the Rabbit Hole every once in a while.

In other words, it allows us to know that there is a reason to come online and share our stories here, instead of keeping them close around our home fire alone.

On Matters of Time and Purr-oduction

One more quick note before I fly off, back to the stories and the songs and the other explorations and experiments around the Creative Equation – you’ll notice that there are no time-based perks attached to any of the Circles. This is deliberate. After trying (and failing) for many years, I and we are finally willing to Acknowledge that creativvity, at least for us, is not tied to a clock.

This doesn’t mean that we don’t create, and prolifically – we do – but what it is and how much it is and how often it is varies with the purr-oject and the season.

  • Sometimes, we create a lot in a month.
  • Sometimes, not so much.

  • Sometimes, the work is in one area.
  • Sometimes, another.

  • Sometimes, we have a lot of time available to search for the Still, Small Voices of Story and Song, Conversation and Creativity
  • Sometimes, the Waking World crowds in and we have very little, if any, time to do so.

Your Patreonage is not for any one particular purr-oject – it’s for all our work, now and future, no matter what it is or when it comes. You’ll have your favorites – everybody does – but you Appreciate our work enough to support all of it – favorites and others alike.

Thank you for joining us around the Fire, in whatever Circle you choose.

May the warmth of the Fire and of the Warm, Fuzzy Feelings of Support keep you well, now and always!

Chirp, chirp! :-)
Birdy :>O<:



Recent posts by Birdy & Mike Diamond

Tiers
Spectators Gallery
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are:
 
  • nearly-daily purr-atices such as 100DaysofBlackBirdTellsTales


  • Furr-st Pounce for physical and digital art that is for sale (community winz!)


  • Posts & Pics from our Creative Journey!


  •  (very) occasional, semi-random small Thank You packages (small snackerels of appreciation from us to you!)
Circle of the Armchair Travellers
$11 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are:

 

  • Story as it’s written: Background Bits, Story-in-Purr-ogress, Finished Stories Furr-st, etc.

 

  • Nearly-daily Purr-actices such as “Session” (channelled music and conversation)

 

  • Access to channelled meditations, lectures, and conversations with various of our Unseen and As-yet Unseen Friends.


  • Spectator's Gallery perks


Circle of the Crafty Crows' Mind Arts
$13 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are:
 
  • Participation Pounce Invitations for other Nearly-Daily Purr-actices such as ‘The File of Small Winz’, ‘The Power of ‘Yes’’, and ‘The Power of Writing It Down (Repeatedly)’. 


  • Tips and techniques for living the creative, the magickal, and the psychic life.


  • purr-atices around psychic-functioning


  • experiments to help improve your skills at both magick and psychic-functioning, as well as creativity in general – including Nearly-daily Purr-actices such as ‘Teh File of Small Winz’, ‘The Ppower of ‘Yes’, and ‘The Power of Writing It Down (Repeatedly)’


  • Suggested rites and rituals, tips and techniques for celebrating the Wheel of the Year


  • notes on how to use ritual and magick to help make your life and your world better ones


  • live Virtual Circles on Discord for the Quarters and Cross-Quarters of the Year


  • Access to channelled meditations, lectures, and conversations with various of our Unseen and As-yet Unseen Friends.
  • Spectator's Gallery and Circle of the Armchair Traveller perks

 
Welcome! :-) :>O<: (-:

Circle of the Skies - Behind the Masks
$22 or more per month 0 patrons
 Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are:


  • Stories from behind the story, including the real people out there in the Universe who are working and playing along with us to bring these stories to you. 


  • Access to our Discord server so that you can ask questions about our purr-ocess. (checked ~1x/day)


  • Spectator’s Gallery, Armchair Travellers, and Crafty Crow's Mind Arts Lab Perks 


Circle of the Storytellers
$44 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are:


  • You know the power of stories. Let's talk.

 

  • Spectator's Gallery, Armchair Traveller, Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab, Skies: Behind the Mask perks 
Circle of the Pouncing Bold Kittens
$88 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are: 


  • You know the power of pouncing and of being a Bold Kitten. Let's talk.


  • Spectator's Gallery, Armchair Traveller, Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab, Skies: Behind the Mask perks Our most sincerious thanks for the support!
Circle of the Castle Foundation Builders
$121 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you most sincerously for joining us around the Fire! Warm Fuzzies are yours, as are: 


  • You know the power of building Castles in the Air - and then putting Firm Foundations under them. Let's talk.


  • Spectator's Gallery, Armchair Traveller, Crafty Crows’ Mind Arts Lab, Skies: Behind the Mask perks