Welcome to The Phoenix Files!

This blog is a collection of papers and how-to articles I have written over the past 25+ years, as well as my travel journals and announcements.  Scholarly works from "The Library" on my old website, are labeled here as "Historica Tractatu." 

My travels have had heavy influence on my work and are the 'back story' behind many of my designs. Some of my older journals are revised from the original, and most link to photo albums on Facebook.  

Once upon a time, near an imagined Egypt...

Posted by Heather Daveno, Artisan Hatter on 3/17/2015 to Textiles & Wearables

Once upon a time (about a decade ago), Lao Hats (now August Phoenix) issued Gift Certificate Number 5 to a lucky recipient, who, after having retained it all this time in its original envelope, presented it at my Phoenix Rising Event last August....