Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring!

Today is the first day of spring for 2009 which puts me in a frame of mind for some serious house cleaning. Not actual cleaning mind you, but more reorganizing and rephotographing!
I pulled all my wings down and took inventory a few days ago and was aghast to see that some of my decorating was unfortunately not very attractive. So I pulled them apart and made them beautiful!
I also took some time and re-photographed these reborn wings on my white background. As you can see, the colors show up so much better:

Aren't they adorable!!!
I still feel like I don't have enough light to work with, so I am saving up for another lamp with a boom extension so I can give it true overhead lighting and try to reduce some of the shadows.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

While I decided to forgo the grand holiday tradition of imbibing in way too much green beer and participating in Irish drinking song marathons this year, I am going to share with you a gorgous pair of luminous green fairy wings.

This is a variation on my Christina design, and is about 10" larger all around.
Wingspan: 44"
Overall Height: 40"
The fabric is a combination of aloe green crystal organza and sheer white organza, stitched together in a butterfly inspired pattern. The wire casing is matching green satin ribbon and the decoration on the back is sheer organza and velvet rose petals with crystal centers.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Treasury Love!

Huge THANK YOU! to cocodrillobeads for featuring my Fire Fairy Tiara in this gorgeous treasury!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Holding Hands with Cezanne While Wandering Memory Lane

Last Saturday, my sister, mom and her boyfriend and I all piled into the car and made our way into the city to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art. My mom is a painter by nature and LOVES Cezanne, so my sister bought her the tickets as a birthday present.
I tagged along, and spent most of my time making sotto voice comments to my sister about composition, color and paint application. As much as I despise small crowded areas, I actually found my self surprised at how much I enjoyed the exhibit. When I studied painting in college, I had this one professor who also regularly expressed his devout admiration for the works of Cezanne, and I have to say I never really got it. I always thought his work was bland, and with my love of brilliant pop art I suppose that is not surprising. Maybe the difference was seeing it in person as opposed to a picture in a book, but I could fully appreciate his planar brush strokes and attention to the minutest color detail and how well his pictures were composed, even bending trees to his designer's whim. And I loved seeing exactly how old these pictures are-again, something you just cannot appreciate from a book. I had to keep arms crossed sometimes so I wouldn't be tempted to reach out and experience the tactile joy of all the textures from the layers upon layers of paint. I hate to say it, but it actually made me want to paint again, and I haven't picked up a brush since I graduated from college some five (ahem!) years ago. That actually has something to do with same said painting professor haranguing me to with in an inch of my sanity....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Going to the Maryland Fairy Festival!

I opened my inbox this morning to find my acceptance letter to be a vendor at the 2009 Maryland Faerie Festival waiting for me! Yea!
I am really excited about this year-they moved it back to May so we will not be faced with the potential for sweltering heat like last July. This has always been my favorite event of the year, so I am thrilled to be able to be a part of it again.
Over the next two months I am going to be in production overdrive, making sure I have enough products ready!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Springtime in the Glen-FAE Artist Spring Exhibition

The Fantasy Artists of Etsy are at it again, and this time we are unveiling our fresh spring creations for a new Exhibition, Springtime in the Glen. This lovely collection was once again curated by the talented Aquariann.
Take a few moments and traverse the winding path through our woodland glen and let the springtime magic fill your senses!