Who am I?
I can usually be found at my day job creating knitting and crochet patterns and an occasional yarn podcast as Potter & Bloom. But I've always had a sense that there is a bit more to life than this thing we call reality and after twenty years of seeking, learning and hiding my light behind various different masks, I realised that I wanted to create a podcast about living magically. I want to live magically. For me this means exploring the realms of magic, miracles, creating our own reality, astrology, divination, crystals, nature, natural healing and living my truth even if that truth can sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable.
Creating a community
At the start of 2018 I started a monthly series on my YouTube channel called Untangled. These podcasts explore the magical things that I do each month that have nothing to do with yarn and everything to do with expanding my consciousness. Pressing publish on the first one was the scariest thing I've ever done. I felt like I was going so off topic and in such a big way that it would be a massive disaster and I would never do them again. I felt like I was exposing my soul and I only hoped that people would be kind.
But what happened instead was a miracle. I started attracting my tribe. I had so many comments both publicly and privately from people saying that they felt the same, or that they love crystals and tarot and staring up at the sky too. I had book recommendations and advice and thank you letters and I have never felt so great about something I've created before.
Creating knitting and crochet patterns provides you with a source of income. You can create a tangible product, in this case a physical pattern or more often than not a digital pattern, and sell it across a variety of platforms such as ravelry and etsy as well as to magazines. For the past four years this is how I have made my living; designing, creating and producing crochet and knitting patterns for sale.
On the other hand, creating metaphysical podcast content is a much more abstract concept. I have nothing tangible to sell and only my spirit (and my sunny smile) to give. Patreon seemed the perfect solution because it would allow me to continue this work whilst at the same time creating an exclusive untangled community of like-minded souls on these pages.
What will I get if I join the tribe?
I didn't want to create lots of levels of access to this community. Instead I decided to have one level of access for all, and so for as little as $2 per month (thats around £1.50) you will get:
- membership to the untangled tribe
- access to everything I post on Patreon (there will probably be a lot)
- a weekly update post with all my favourite magical stuff including tarot, astrology, crystals, the moon and all things witchy
- a monthly love letter from me with features and more in depth analysis on deep topics and magical living
- access to exclusive giveaways, codes and free stuff
Thank you so much and if you have any questions please let me know. Alternatively you can check my out on instagram at untangledbloom or potterandbloom if you like yarn as much as I do.