We’re gathering the spirits today, the ghosts and the ghouls, to celebrate the life of Kira Butler!
She’s an incredible author, amazing designer, and all around amazing person.
She has one of the darkest, most brilliant minds of our times—possibly of all time.
Seriously, have you check out her books? Just read the blurb for Wake the Dead or The Hollow Road! Or check out her free short stories (but be warned, because you will never want to read anything by anyone else, every again). Check out The Skeleton and the Corpse Candle, The Curiosities Collection, and more.
She’s also the genius behind our amazing logo for The Midnight Society.
She draws stuff like this in a bullet journal and I just swoon. #artistgoals
You can follow her in Instagram for more swoonworthy bullet journaling.
I want to kick off the party right with a silky cocktail that screamed Kira the moment I laid my eyes on it. And it hasn’t stopped screaming. Does anyone know how to quiet a cocktail?
It’s called Arsenic and Old Lace and I found it here.
Here’s how you make it:
Arsenic & Old Lace
Recipe by Maison Premiere
1-3/4 London Dry Gin such as Plymouth
3/4 oz Vom Fass 72% Green Absinthe
1/2 oz Creme de Violette
1/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.
And now that you’re drunk, happy birthday Kira!
Happy birthday, to a fabulous woman, the bullet journal queen, and cemetery enthusiast!
I found a few places to have a party…
The guest list will be epic…
And there will be cake!
Blow out the candles and make a creepy wish…
And have a happy birthday on the dark and deadly side.
Kira! Happy Birthday. I made you something but I don’t remember where I left him.
You can play with me while we’re waiting.
The Davis Girl
Happy birthday, Kira!
Seeing the drawing in your bullet journal (which are amazing), I was reminded of how much I loved the interior artwork for the original Dungeons & Dragons and Advanced Dungeons and Dragons books I grew up reading. So, I brought along some of my favorite pieces to share with you on your birthday.
Clarion the Cleric by Larry Elmore (D&D Basic Rules)
“Speak With the Dead” Cleric Spell by Larry Elmore (D&D Basic Rules)
“A Paladin in Hell” by David Sutherland (AD&D Player’s Handbook)
Adventured in the Wilderness by Darlene (AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide)
These are just one of the many reasons I keep my old D&D books around for inspiration. Hope they inspire you as well.
My fellow Canuck, fellow #bujo enthusiast, creepy-cool new friend who I already adore…we’re totally kindred spirits!
Every story of yours that I’ve read is enchanting. I would totally get yelled at by my mom for staying up late reading your delectably dark tales under the covers with a flashlight.
I’m hoping we get to hang out one day – I know it would be a blast!
Wishing you the happiest birthday, girlfriend!
Happy Birthday Kira!