Birdy & Mike Diamond are creating Organized Knots, Tantalizing Tales, Creative & Writing Flocks
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Welcome to our little corner of the Rabbit Hole!

 ‘allo!
Birdy here, flying to bring you the newest news from Bird(s) and Cat and Kitten and Rabbit and Flocks,  how that affects the creations you will see here. 

The Tower-level turnover of our lives in 2018 has had the one benefit of forcing us to focus, to honestly answer the Question: what do we want to do and be when we grow up?

And to define things like ‘doing’, ‘being’ and ‘growing up’. Because one thing that we’ve discovered, that we’ve really always known, is that we’re wyrd, unusual, don’t fit in with the bulk of humanity, so these terms, while always individual, seem to be a little more individual with us. 

In the course of things, as we’ve let go of the things we do not care for and that do not serve us, we’re discovering/remembering what we Truly Love: talismans and tales.

So that is what we are doing, pouncing, bringing to you here on the Patreons and in our Gumroad shop.

Talismans and Tales, by our own creative definitions, mean:

Talismans
  • Jewelry, art, and table specimen Stone Stories, Everyday Talismans, and Table Talismans – stone, bead, found objects
  • Mo’ Magick Crochet Patterns – from Blanket University and the Organized Knot to you
  • Tarot and Oracle Card Decks, Writer's Helper Decks
  • Tarot Stories, MommaCat Missives

Tales
  • Fiction – print/audio
  • Fiction Isn’t - print/audio
  • Non-fiction – print/audio
  • Music – filk, original
  • Meditations
  • Notes from the Journey
  • Scenes from the Studio
  • There are also the collaborative works of Skein & Story, which include a story, which may or may not be by one of us, a crochet pattern, which is likely to be by me, and audio for both. The audio for the pattern being by me, and the audio for the stories being by one of several lovely Voice Talents that we are honored to know .
So, much, much creativity going on! And when you join us around the Fire, you get access to all of it!

Where you come in
Besides being part of  an audience, for while a good author loves their own work, it’s best when others love it too, there is the little thing known as needing to earn a living. The aforementioned Tower-level event means that we no longer have a Day Job where we have our basics paid for, and have to therefore adjust to doing it ourselves and quickly.

The other thing about the situation is that the aforementioned Day Job has left both Mike and me in a position where working a regular Day Job is no longer an option, for various mental, emotional, physical, and financial reasons. In short, the only jobs we could (maybe) get wouldn’t be enough to pay the bills anyway, or be able to be held long enough to matter,  so it’s either this or perish.

And we’ve been through too much to allow ourselves to perish now.

So, as the saying goes, we are highly motivated.

And coming to Patreon to share our creations and our Journey, with the hope that you will love them as much as we do and be willing to help us on our Journey to create more of them.

Why joining us around the Fire  is Awesome (besides the obvious)
  • You get to join us on our Creative Journey! This means you will get to peek behind the curtain and see things like drafts, behind-the-scenes and other bits from Backstage.
  • You get to see things Furr-st! We will be putting new stories out on Patreon for our Peeps first, before they are released to the rest of the world. Patreon Peeps will also get to see new talismans first and have the first chance to pounce before anyone else. (Judging by past audiences, this benefit will become quite valuable over time.)
  • You get digital copies of our books and decks, as well as any other goodies that have a digital component (like meditations and music)!
  • You will also get copies of drafts of at least some of our writing, so you can see what our purr-ocess is like.

What your joining us around the Fire  will mean for us
  • we get to live under a roof, with food for Mike, me, and Leona, our cat, and clothing, paid bills, and other necessities of life and creation – the less we have to stress about these necessities, the more time and energy we have to create, which means more goodies for y ou!
  • upgrade our tech and our Internetz, so that we can make more goodies and get them up and out to you more easily (which means more often!)
  • travel to conventions and conferences to share the talismans and the tales – purr-haps in a town near you!

Why we ask for your physical addy
No promises, but since I love nice mail so much, I’d like to keep the option open for someday slipping a little somethin’-somethin’ in the mail to our good patreons.

Looking forward to seeing you join us around the Fire and down the Rabbit Hole!

Birdy & Mike (and Leona, the cat)  :>O<:

Tiers
Reading Flock
$5 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Reading Flock! 


  • Here's where we'll be posting the digital copies of our stories, audio, & mews-ic furr-st, so you can read and listen to the Goodness before anyone else does!
  • You'll also be among the furr-st to find out what's going on behind the scenes, as we share 'Notes from the Journey' and 'Scenes from the Studio' with you before we share them with the world! (And sometimes, they will only be shared with you!)
  • In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our stories whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


:>O<: POUNCE! :>O<: 

Yarning Flock
$8 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Yarning Flock, home of Organized Knots!


  • Here's where we'll be posting the digital copies of our knot magick crochet patterns furr-st. You'll be able to get them on your hook before anyone else! POUNCE!
  • We'll also share tips/suggestions for rituals relating to working with knot magick and the Wheel of the Year.
  • In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our patterns whenever/wherever possible  (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading Flock!


:>O<: POUNCE! :>O<: 

Storying Flock
$11 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Storying Flock, home of storytelling of all kinds!


Here's what we'll be posting here furr-st, before the rest of the World gets to pounce: 

  • Digital copies of our oracle, tarot, and Writer's Helper cards (because stories aren't just the ones you tell others)
  • Our Bold Kitten Guides that help you with getting your creativity from Dream to Done.


Also included in your Purr-ks Package is:

  •  A complementary copy of each of our Writing Flock Mews-ings - the MommaCat Magpie Missives and the MommaCat Magpie Meditations. Aimed at writers, they help creatives of all kinds get their wondrous works out there.
  • An exclusive subscription to our Weekdaily Encouragment Writing Flock! Each weekday, M-F (US), there will be a different Bird helping you get your words from Dream to Done!
  • Story Purr-ompts to help you get started on the day's words!
  • In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our card decks, creativity-based Bold Kitten Guides, and Writing Flock Mews-ings whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading and Yarning Flocks! 


:>O<: POUNCE! :>O<: 

Rabbit Hole Flock
$13 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Rabbit Hole Flock, where we post the Goodness related to our Journeying in, working with, and learning about the Wider World - and the psychic-functioning, magick, and similar Goodness which is how you access the Wider World.


Goodness such as: 

  • Our Bold Kitten Guides that help you with various forms of magick and the paranormal.
  • Stories from our Journey into the Wider World
  • Deeper work with tarot, oracle, and other forms of divination, as well as Remote Viewing, Channelling, and Guided Telepathy. Best Purr-actices as we understand them.
  • In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our card decks and Bold Kitten Guides whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading, Yarning, and Storying Flocks! 


:>O<: POUNCE! :>O<: 

Castleing Flock-Foundation Builder
$121 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Castle-ing Flock, home of putting some Foundations under those Castles in the Air!


Since you obviously adore our work to pledge at this level (you clever, wonderous purr-son, you! :D ), we should get together and chat about what you'd like from us. 

  • Simply more of what we're already doing? 
  • A monthly chat about getting your own Creative Goodness out there? 
  • A specific thing you have in mind?
  • Something else we'll discover together?


In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our purr-ojects whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading, Yarning, Storying, and Rabbit Hole Flocks! :>O<: 


POUNCE! :>O<: 

Castleing Flock-Super Foundation Builder
$333 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Castle-ing Flock, home of putting some Foundations under those Castles in the Air! At this level, you're adding even more bricks to the Foundation, and we thank you a bunch! 


In addition to Warm, Fuzzy Feelings galore, you'll be joining us for even more Goodnesses from our creativity because of your joining the Flock at this level, and won't that just be fab?


Since you obviously adore our work even more to pledge at this level (you clever, wonderous purr-son, you! :D ), we should get together and chat about what you'd like from us.

 

  • Simply more of what we're already doing? 
  • A Bespoke Tarot Story to help you realize important insights about your purr-sonal and creative lives? 
  • A specific thing you have in mind?
  • Something else we'll discover together?


In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our purr-ojects whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading, Yarning, Storying, and Rabbit Hole Flocks! :>O<: 


POUNCE! :>O<: 

Castle-ing Flock-Mega Foundation Builder
$1,111 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Castle-ing Flock, home of putting some Foundations under those Castles in the Air! At this level, the Foundation is getting well-built indeed, and we thank you a whole bunch for it! 


In addition to even more Warm, Fuzzy Feelings, you'll be joining us for ever so many more Goodnesses from our creativity, and won't that just be fab?


Since you obviously adore our work even more to pledge at this level (you clever, wonderous purr-son, you! :D ), we should get together and chat about what you'd like from us.

 

  • Simply more of what we're already doing? 
  • The chance every year to have a story written from a Purr-ompt you suggest? 
  • A specific thing you have in mind?
  • Something else we'll discover together?


In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our purr-ojects whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading, Yarning, Storying, and Rabbit Hole Flocks! :>O<: 


POUNCE! :>O<: 

Goals
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Upgrading the Tech - Elevenses Squared!!

We’ll start by buying an X2U converter for the Shure microphone we already have. This will allow our recordings to sound even better than they do now, and allow me to really give Cook a voice worthy of her awesomeness.

Eventually, we will buy another one for the other Shure, and then Mike will be able to join in the awesomeness as well, which will mean that our podcasts will have that extra bit of awesomeness to the audio.

After we do that, we'll use that amount to build up towards things like: new computers, new cameras - both video and still, and some kind of notepad that we can use both for Skype and to allow Mike to work on apps for our card decks.
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Welcome to our little corner of the Rabbit Hole!

 ‘allo!
Birdy here, flying to bring you the newest news from Bird(s) and Cat and Kitten and Rabbit and Flocks,  how that affects the creations you will see here. 

The Tower-level turnover of our lives in 2018 has had the one benefit of forcing us to focus, to honestly answer the Question: what do we want to do and be when we grow up?

And to define things like ‘doing’, ‘being’ and ‘growing up’. Because one thing that we’ve discovered, that we’ve really always known, is that we’re wyrd, unusual, don’t fit in with the bulk of humanity, so these terms, while always individual, seem to be a little more individual with us. 

In the course of things, as we’ve let go of the things we do not care for and that do not serve us, we’re discovering/remembering what we Truly Love: talismans and tales.

So that is what we are doing, pouncing, bringing to you here on the Patreons and in our Gumroad shop.

Talismans and Tales, by our own creative definitions, mean:

Talismans
  • Jewelry, art, and table specimen Stone Stories, Everyday Talismans, and Table Talismans – stone, bead, found objects
  • Mo’ Magick Crochet Patterns – from Blanket University and the Organized Knot to you
  • Tarot and Oracle Card Decks, Writer's Helper Decks
  • Tarot Stories, MommaCat Missives

Tales
  • Fiction – print/audio
  • Fiction Isn’t - print/audio
  • Non-fiction – print/audio
  • Music – filk, original
  • Meditations
  • Notes from the Journey
  • Scenes from the Studio
  • There are also the collaborative works of Skein & Story, which include a story, which may or may not be by one of us, a crochet pattern, which is likely to be by me, and audio for both. The audio for the pattern being by me, and the audio for the stories being by one of several lovely Voice Talents that we are honored to know .
So, much, much creativity going on! And when you join us around the Fire, you get access to all of it!

Where you come in
Besides being part of  an audience, for while a good author loves their own work, it’s best when others love it too, there is the little thing known as needing to earn a living. The aforementioned Tower-level event means that we no longer have a Day Job where we have our basics paid for, and have to therefore adjust to doing it ourselves and quickly.

The other thing about the situation is that the aforementioned Day Job has left both Mike and me in a position where working a regular Day Job is no longer an option, for various mental, emotional, physical, and financial reasons. In short, the only jobs we could (maybe) get wouldn’t be enough to pay the bills anyway, or be able to be held long enough to matter,  so it’s either this or perish.

And we’ve been through too much to allow ourselves to perish now.

So, as the saying goes, we are highly motivated.

And coming to Patreon to share our creations and our Journey, with the hope that you will love them as much as we do and be willing to help us on our Journey to create more of them.

Why joining us around the Fire  is Awesome (besides the obvious)
  • You get to join us on our Creative Journey! This means you will get to peek behind the curtain and see things like drafts, behind-the-scenes and other bits from Backstage.
  • You get to see things Furr-st! We will be putting new stories out on Patreon for our Peeps first, before they are released to the rest of the world. Patreon Peeps will also get to see new talismans first and have the first chance to pounce before anyone else. (Judging by past audiences, this benefit will become quite valuable over time.)
  • You get digital copies of our books and decks, as well as any other goodies that have a digital component (like meditations and music)!
  • You will also get copies of drafts of at least some of our writing, so you can see what our purr-ocess is like.

What your joining us around the Fire  will mean for us
  • we get to live under a roof, with food for Mike, me, and Leona, our cat, and clothing, paid bills, and other necessities of life and creation – the less we have to stress about these necessities, the more time and energy we have to create, which means more goodies for y ou!
  • upgrade our tech and our Internetz, so that we can make more goodies and get them up and out to you more easily (which means more often!)
  • travel to conventions and conferences to share the talismans and the tales – purr-haps in a town near you!

Why we ask for your physical addy
No promises, but since I love nice mail so much, I’d like to keep the option open for someday slipping a little somethin’-somethin’ in the mail to our good patreons.

Looking forward to seeing you join us around the Fire and down the Rabbit Hole!

Birdy & Mike (and Leona, the cat)  :>O<:

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Tiers
Reading Flock
$5 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Reading Flock! 


  • Here's where we'll be posting the digital copies of our stories, audio, & mews-ic furr-st, so you can read and listen to the Goodness before anyone else does!
  • You'll also be among the furr-st to find out what's going on behind the scenes, as we share 'Notes from the Journey' and 'Scenes from the Studio' with you before we share them with the world! (And sometimes, they will only be shared with you!)
  • In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our stories whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


:>O<: POUNCE! :>O<: 

Yarning Flock
$8 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Yarning Flock, home of Organized Knots!


  • Here's where we'll be posting the digital copies of our knot magick crochet patterns furr-st. You'll be able to get them on your hook before anyone else! POUNCE!
  • We'll also share tips/suggestions for rituals relating to working with knot magick and the Wheel of the Year.
  • In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our patterns whenever/wherever possible  (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading Flock!


:>O<: POUNCE! :>O<: 

Storying Flock
$11 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Storying Flock, home of storytelling of all kinds!


Here's what we'll be posting here furr-st, before the rest of the World gets to pounce: 

  • Digital copies of our oracle, tarot, and Writer's Helper cards (because stories aren't just the ones you tell others)
  • Our Bold Kitten Guides that help you with getting your creativity from Dream to Done.


Also included in your Purr-ks Package is:

  •  A complementary copy of each of our Writing Flock Mews-ings - the MommaCat Magpie Missives and the MommaCat Magpie Meditations. Aimed at writers, they help creatives of all kinds get their wondrous works out there.
  • An exclusive subscription to our Weekdaily Encouragment Writing Flock! Each weekday, M-F (US), there will be a different Bird helping you get your words from Dream to Done!
  • Story Purr-ompts to help you get started on the day's words!
  • In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our card decks, creativity-based Bold Kitten Guides, and Writing Flock Mews-ings whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading and Yarning Flocks! 


:>O<: POUNCE! :>O<: 

Rabbit Hole Flock
$13 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Rabbit Hole Flock, where we post the Goodness related to our Journeying in, working with, and learning about the Wider World - and the psychic-functioning, magick, and similar Goodness which is how you access the Wider World.


Goodness such as: 

  • Our Bold Kitten Guides that help you with various forms of magick and the paranormal.
  • Stories from our Journey into the Wider World
  • Deeper work with tarot, oracle, and other forms of divination, as well as Remote Viewing, Channelling, and Guided Telepathy. Best Purr-actices as we understand them.
  • In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our card decks and Bold Kitten Guides whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading, Yarning, and Storying Flocks! 


:>O<: POUNCE! :>O<: 

Castleing Flock-Foundation Builder
$121 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Castle-ing Flock, home of putting some Foundations under those Castles in the Air!


Since you obviously adore our work to pledge at this level (you clever, wonderous purr-son, you! :D ), we should get together and chat about what you'd like from us. 

  • Simply more of what we're already doing? 
  • A monthly chat about getting your own Creative Goodness out there? 
  • A specific thing you have in mind?
  • Something else we'll discover together?


In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our purr-ojects whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading, Yarning, Storying, and Rabbit Hole Flocks! :>O<: 


POUNCE! :>O<: 

Castleing Flock-Super Foundation Builder
$333 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Castle-ing Flock, home of putting some Foundations under those Castles in the Air! At this level, you're adding even more bricks to the Foundation, and we thank you a bunch! 


In addition to Warm, Fuzzy Feelings galore, you'll be joining us for even more Goodnesses from our creativity because of your joining the Flock at this level, and won't that just be fab?


Since you obviously adore our work even more to pledge at this level (you clever, wonderous purr-son, you! :D ), we should get together and chat about what you'd like from us.

 

  • Simply more of what we're already doing? 
  • A Bespoke Tarot Story to help you realize important insights about your purr-sonal and creative lives? 
  • A specific thing you have in mind?
  • Something else we'll discover together?


In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our purr-ojects whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading, Yarning, Storying, and Rabbit Hole Flocks! :>O<: 


POUNCE! :>O<: 

Castle-ing Flock-Mega Foundation Builder
$1,111 or more per month

'allo! Thank you for joining our Castle-ing Flock, home of putting some Foundations under those Castles in the Air! At this level, the Foundation is getting well-built indeed, and we thank you a whole bunch for it! 


In addition to even more Warm, Fuzzy Feelings, you'll be joining us for ever so many more Goodnesses from our creativity, and won't that just be fab?


Since you obviously adore our work even more to pledge at this level (you clever, wonderous purr-son, you! :D ), we should get together and chat about what you'd like from us.

 

  • Simply more of what we're already doing? 
  • The chance every year to have a story written from a Purr-ompt you suggest? 
  • A specific thing you have in mind?
  • Something else we'll discover together?


In addition, you'll be listed on an Acknowledgment Page in our purr-ojects whenever/wherever possible (unless you purr-furr to remain anonymous).


Plus the Purr-ks of the Reading, Yarning, Storying, and Rabbit Hole Flocks! :>O<: 


POUNCE! :>O<: