The Creations of Elsa Olssen/Fevernest on Etsy

Textile artist, educated at The School of the Association of Friends of Textile Art in Stockholm.

I make petit point embroidery and hand woven artwork and adornments.
Most of my work is in black and white, I have never been big on color but rather work with shadows and different nuances of black. I´m very much inspired by the Victorian eras mourning culture as well as different cultural, religious and philosophical views and believes on the afterlife.

Other great sources of inspiration are anatomy and nature. I collect old medical books and never seize to be amazed by the wonderful and morbid illustrations.

As an artist I feel very strongly about preserving old traditional techniques, I consider myself a slow artist and as a collector I love to combine my artwork with older objects.

Here in my Etsy-shop I have focused on delicate, high quality artwork and adornments. All of the work you see is handcrafted by me in my studio in Stockholm.

For more of my artwork, upcoming shows and news, visit my online portfolio at:


Posted March 30, 2018 by si in Personalities, Shopping

Apr 7 – Ministry with Chelsea Wolfe & The God Bombs at Riviera Theatre (Chicago)

Ministry with Chelsea Wolfe & The God Bombs at the Riviera Theatre
Tickets available

Posted March 28, 2018 by si in Music, Personalities

Apr 27 – Countdown to Convergence XXIV in Detroit!

Convergence has finally come to the darkest city in America..Detroit! Our music will be held at Small’s in Detroit. There will, of course be DJed music and a band line-up that includes..

Bella Morte
Sunshine Blind
Ego Likeness
The Bellwether Syndicate
Acid Casualty
Curse of Cassandra

Come enjoy music and other Gothic activities such as an historic cemetery tour, a tea service, the Dark Art Show, vendors, and more! There are also activities for children so parents can bring the family. Come to Detroit this April, because hell is empty and all the devils are here!

Posted March 26, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities, Photographs, Shopping

Mar 25 – Bittersweet 8th Anniversary w/ Peroxide, Scary Lady & Moyer

Sun. 3-25-18: BITTERSWEET 8th Anniversary

An evening featuring goth club classics and new dark alternative music with DJ Philly Peroxide spinning goth, darkwave, post-punk, ethereal, 4AD, shoegaze, coldwave & more along with special guests Scary Lady Sarah &Jeff Moyer.

No cover charge!
***Dark Attire Encouraged***
$2 PBR / $3 Corona / $4 Cold Spell Mint Whiskey / $6 Stoli
21+ with ID required

Posted March 23, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities

Download MOON – Current Moon Phase App

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

MOON is your personal lunar portal.

++ Best User Experience – Webby Awards 2017 Honoree ++

Never be caught off-guard by moon-related craziness again. View the current moon phase or what the moon will look like on a certain date, see countdowns to moon events, receive notifications with enough time to avoid unpleasantness, and share what the moon looks like on any day with your friends.

MOON is the most thoughtful moon phase calendar available. It becomes increasingly useful the more you use it. Enjoy.

* Works offline, never be stranded without lunar positioning
* Notifications before Full Moons, New Moons, and other special lunar events
* Notification Center illumination widget with current phase and mini-moon
* Share the current moon with the iMessage app
* View what the moon looks like on any date
* Share what the moon looks like on any date to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, iMessage etc.
* Save current moon image to camera roll
* Lunar illumination percentage
* Countdown to upcoming New and Full Moons
* Beautiful animated, layered spacescape
* Universal app
* Support for iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, 7, 7+, 8, 8+, X, iPad, iPad Pro, and Apple Watch
* Built for iOS 11 and iMessage
* Shake for Star Harp

Posted March 21, 2018 by si in Entertainment

Mar 24 – La Petite Mort: 21st Century Goth w/ DJ Scary Lady Sarah (Chicago)

Held One Saturday Every Odd Month
An Array of 21st Century Music Curated by
DJ Scary Lady Sarah
to Enrich, Cultivate, & Invigorate the Gothic Spirit
in An Intimate & Evocative Environment

Socialize, Dance, Imbibe, Revel, Immerse…

10pm – 3am; 21+; no cover charge
DMen Tap, 2849 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago
…delighted to announce an additional room of atmosphere for our soirèe

Presented by American Gothic Productions and KILTER magazine.

#gothic #chicagogothic #deathrock #postpunk #chicagogoth #gothchicago #gothicchicago #scaryladysarah #americangothicproductions

Posted March 19, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller

The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with “dignity.”

“Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Here to Eternity is an immersive global journey that introduces compelling, powerful rituals almost entirely unknown in America.”

If you are a fan of Ask a MorticianOrder of a Good DeathUndertaking LA and Caitlin Doughty – you will love her latest book “From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death”  On sale now!
As a long time fan, I was lucky to hear her speak at the Chicago Humanities Festival.
Just as enthusiastic in person as she is in her YouTube videos, she and book illustrator, Landis Blair were a delightful pair signing many, many items after their talk with fans.  I personally hope she can bring a Death Salon to Chicago!

Posted March 16, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Personalities

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