Sunday, November 30, 2008

Art Fire

There is a cool new handmade art/craft venue on the net: Art Fire. It has a lot of advantages over the Etsy system. For you makers and sellers of handmade, check it out. And you who like to look and/or buy, hey! You, too! Check it out. Please click on the Art Fire link below to go there. Have a happy journey!

Art Fire

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hair Flair!

Hair Flair on Etsy has Fairy Hair Clips! These are wonderful!

Fanciful Fluttering Flower Fairies (Set of two) on Alligator Clips -DBCB
Visit Hair Flair:

Friday, November 21, 2008

Little Elf Wall Hanging

I just posted this little Elf Sculpture wall hanging over at my Aunt Jane Etsy Shop. I almost put it in my Fairy shop, but sometimes it's a tough call. Is that true for other Etsians that have more than one shop and items can "overlap" as to where to put them?
Well, business has been awfully slow. So I have just been carrying on making things. It is fun. If you would like to visit my Aunt Jane shop, please click on this link:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Digital Art Fairies

I created these fairy images by a variety of means. I drew and painted in real life. I also drew and painted in virtual life. Most importantly to me, is I grew the Tomatoes myself, as well as the Basil.

Along the way, I got to know the spirits of the plants as I was growing with them. And the surrounding Earth Spirits and Fairies. I took photographs of the Tomato plants and fruits. And the beautiful Basil. I also ate them, taking in their essences, nutrients and life force. I took the photos and created these images.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Uber Amazing Blog Award

I feel so honored and happy to recieve the Uber Amazing Blog Award, along with four other recipients.
Katie of Go Ask Katie bestowed this honor upon me. Thank you, Katie! Here is a link to Katie's blog And she is in my bloglist, too!
Here are the rules for the award:
"How is the award determined? The rules are as follows:
The award is presented to blogs that- 1. Inspire you 2. Make you smile and laugh 3. Or maybe give amazing information 4. Are a great read 5. Have an amazing design 6. Or any other reasons you can think of that make them uber amazing! If you receive this award: 1. Put the logo on your blog or post. 2. Nominate at least 5 blogs that you feel are Uber Amazing! 3. Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog. 4. Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from."
So now I need to narrow it down to 5 or more blogs to pay it foreward to. I have to wait untill tomorrow to do this. I have a headache tonight! I will post the recipients tomorrow!
It's a couple of a couple of tomorrows later and I am awarding this Uber award to:

Fairy Hair Ornaments!

Skybluedesigns2 shop at Etsy has fabulous hair ornaments. Below is the Beautiful Antiqued Silver Plate Victorian Fairy Hair Barrette. To die for! Skybluedesigns2 says about this work of art: "I created this barrette using antiqued silver plated pieces with Victorian inspired design ."

The next one is: Beautiful OOAK Antiqued Silver Victorian Fairy Small Hair Barrette. Skybluedesigns2 says: "I created this one of a kind small barrette using antiqued silver plated pieces."

Skybluedesigns2's shop announcement:
"I create hair clips in all different sizes and designs. Almost all of my barrettes are one of a kind designs. I love anything Victorian so many of my barrettes reflect that influence. I also create mythological and fantasy type barrettes. I've been known to create some Goth and biker themed barrettes as well. I use brass, copper and silver plated materials in all of my designs. It is not uncommon to find pewter, cameos, glass stones or crystal pieces as well. "
I am in awe of these beautiful creations and of the craftmanship. One would think that these great works of art would be expensive, wouldn't one? Not so!

Link to skybluedesigns2:

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fairy Wands From HouseOfMouse!!!

FAIRY WAND - Ninth and Jasper Collection

houseofmouse shop on Etsy has an unusual collections of unique and very original items. Here is a Fairy wand. There are also Fairy tamborines- (Stevie needs one) and Fairy garland crowns.

From Description of: Fairy Wand- Ninth and Jasper Collection

"INSPIRATION: Photo from my “Drive By Shooting” series. This photo is of a metal sculpture of cathedral organ pipes at the corner of 109th Street and Jasper Avenue in Edmonton, Alberta. Both the sculpture and the background building harmonize together in a range of subtle greys, greens and blues. The sculpture appears to be spotlighted by the sun and becomes dancingly fluid under its touch."

Be sure not to miss A Stitch In Time Choker- Mothers Widsom Collection, more fantastic jewelry, the felted bowls and everything else at:

Saturday, November 1, 2008

And What About Gnomes?

Buzz Handmade has Gnomes!

I don't know much about Gnomes, but I hear that they consort about in Fairy Land. Buzz Handmade has Gnomes that are either hand felted or in the form of beeswax candles.

This little guy is sweet, happy and easy going, but since he's a 3 year old, he's also a bit of a stinker. He is stylish and cosy in his teal robe with goldenrod trim. This little fella stands 6 inches tall to the tip top of his pointy hat, and would love to come romp in your garden. Little Ike is made of needle felted wool and is mostly for cherishing, although he could stand up to gentle play (though he may fuzz a bit).
This is a beeswax candle in the shape of a little bearded gnome fellow. He is a life sized replica of an actual gnome (which in case you are not familiar, is 2 inches wide and just a touch over 4 inches tall).
There are many more interesting handmade items at Buzz Handmade's shop.
Buzz Handmade's shop announcement says: "Be good to bees." ~ and~
"I make natural party supplies, soy candles and beeswax items for you to use and enjoy. We love parties and think that they are much more special with hand made party goods, not to mention less wasteful and more earth (and kid) friendly! "
Visit the Etsy shop of BuzzHandmade here at this link:

Friday, October 31, 2008

Get Some Fairies At Paper Street!

Lovely Vintage Fairies!

I just LOVE these vintage images of fairies. You can use them in your art work and they are royalty free! Use them in your scrapbooking, altered art, ACEOs, journaling, and more.

High resolution!!! There are more kinds of Fairies at Paper Street.

This is a digital collage sheet that you can order very inexpensively from Paper Street, a store on Esty. With digital files, there is no added shipping cost!!!

Check out other collage sheets, like Mushrooms and Butterflies. Lots of different kinds of images, all beautiful.

Paper Street is having a sale, so I recommend that you fly over there soon.

Here is the store link:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Felicia Fairy

A Fairy Dress!!!
It is amazing at how many great handmade items there are at Etsy. So many creative people all over the world show items they made themselves.
This hand dyed slip dress looks like a Fairy dress to me!!! It is SO beautiful! It is called, "Forest Greens."
Hand-made, Hand-dyed, Upcycled and Patchworked Goodies! What a great thing to do!
Please visit Felicia Fairy's shop at Etsy to see more beautiful work!

Cats Can Be Fairies

I read that animals can be Fairies, too. They are also referred to as Shapeshifters. Take my mischievous calico cat, Butch, for example. Please!
Just kidding! I have painted her with fairy wings. I have two birdies at home, too. I suppose they are Fairies.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fairy Magic

I don't know what range and what kind of magic Fairies can do, --yet. I need to research it. But I do know that some of them have magic wands, like Tinkerbell does. I do know that Fairies have affiliations with plants, trees and forests. Below is a painting I have done of a Fairy. She is called The Yellow Fairy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I must admit I became a bit overwhelmed when I started researching the lore of Fairies. There are LOTS of them! I mean, lots of kinds and all over the world! And not all of them are good. ew..... But, then- Fairies have a common thread throughout the world. Tiny mystical people-like beings that are often invisible and usually with insect wings.
I read about Sprites, too. They are a kind of Fairy. The Flame Sprites help the leaves turn brilliant colors in the fall.
There are Fairies that live in trees. They love Oak Trees, too.
I need to spend some more time researching and I need to get my hands on the Findhorn book. It has been many years since I read it and I am sure it will be a great source.
Thank you for reading! Please feel free to leave a comment.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fairies Made Visible

OK, so you can already see fairies. For others that can't... yet... I paint them so they can be seen.

Fairies have a long tradition in Ireland and probably many other places, too. Take a journey of discovery with me and we shall look into the lore of the fairies.

I read the Findhorn book and it opened my eyes. In the book it was described growing a fantastic garden where nothing had grown before. One of the methods was to employ the assistance of fairies.

I have tried this out and today I use this method in my fantastic gardens. Fairies are attracted by little mirrors and shiny things in the garden. I hang up crystals and suncatchers.

Where can you see more fairies? At my fairy shop, of course. No, I am not selling little slaves. These are willing fairies and they are only images!