Category Archives: Heather Blakey

Calling Me

A beautiful black raven is perched atop the power line outside the window where I am writing. She has been loudly cawing, drawing attention to herself and reminding me that she is there. Her call is insistent.

Two years of semi silence is a long stretch by anyone’s measure. Time is the most precious of gifts and it is disturbing to look back and contemplate time that has been lost. Time lost is time when we feel that we have not lived as fully, it is time when one does not feel enriched by creative endeavors, when creativity has been all but drained away.

However, in all honesty I cannot say that the past years have been a wasteland or that time has been lost. My losses have been immeasurable but I have not been at a complete standstill. Rather, some of the creative land that I had tilled has lain fallow while other things, like moving and creating a life for myself in a new place have taken a priority.

Perhaps if I till the ground here I will harvest anew and rekindle some of the old connections that have been a source of inspiration over the years.


Halloween Support Team

HalloweenDemonsFor now I think I need a support team if I am going to come up with fresh ideas for this disturbing playground.

An Eye on the Disturbing Playground


As we gear up for Halloween at Soul Food I am just keeping an eye on The Disturbing Playground. Make sure to join in the fun.
by Heather Blakey

Interview with Quinn McDonald

Quinn McDonald wanted to be an obedient, dutiful wife and patient mother, but she was born at the wrong time. Meet Quinn and learn about how this artist reinvented herself and authored Raw Art Journaling.

The Soul Rests Eternal

“… the landscape that emerges through my music is rather like the misty dawn of a new day; a day not yet ripened by the sun, but one that shows the promise of a warmer future – a way through the emotional morass.”

Take the time to read the delightful new interview in the Salon du Muse at the Soul Food Cafe. Heather Blakey, web mistress of Soul Food, takes the time to interview British composer, Mike Sheppard. This interview explores spirit and soul and shines some light on the path for those suffering from bereavement.