Fairies - Woodland Fairy Village - Earthen Faeries
Meet Earthen Faery: Apple Annie
Apple Annie is a wanderer. She prefers to live within the forest with all of its inhabitants. She sleeps out in the open usually high up in the trees so she can be closer to the stars and closer to her dreams.
Her clothing is rather plain and is torn. Her meger dress has an apple slice collar and a tattered brown ribbon around the waist. She doesn't care if no one notices her, she prefers it that way.
She wears a botanical fruit slice hat and has pretty but tattered set of wings. She is kneeling and holds her basket of apples in her one arm and holds out a single apple for examination to all who care to purchase. A worn-out brown slouch bag draps over her shoulders. Inside the bag is where Annie keeps her things. All that she cares to own.. a wornout 'Jane Eyre' book, a newspaper and a tiny jewel that she once found deep within the forest. Little does she know that the green jewel holds many magical powers.
I made a wood slice display for Annie. She is kneeling as she sells her apples.. there is a sign, 'Apples for Sale' burnt into it. As my fairy house bases, my fairy bases will also have a forest scene painted on the bottom and will include my signature and year.
If we try hard enough, we can find some good memories even out of a not-so-great time in our lives. I have fond childhood memories of watching the movie "Pocketful of Miracles" starring Glenn Ford, Bette Davis and the beautiful Hope Lange. My Apple Annie fairy was inspired by this movie classic.
Posting more soon! My Etsy shop will be in 'vacation mode' beginning Monday, April 29 and will re-open Monday, May 6th. Stop by to see some more new fairy houses and Earthen Faeries! ~ Mare
Fairy House Displays; Fairy Houses
So, I have been talking about my new fairy creations and how I am having such fun making them! So here is a look at a few woodland fairies that I have recently made.
Earthen Faeries by Woodland Fairy Village
Whether you are a firm believer in fairies or faeries, my forest faeries are certainly different. Intentionally so.
My vision was to create a fairy that comes from the earth. Magical, mysterious, enchanting faeries that are born from nature. My faeries are curious faeries, they inhabit the forest and discover all the elements in their surroundings daily.
Earthen faeries may look unhappy, dirty, happy and more.
They have some 'human' type features but also have many forest features as well. They will at times have uneven arms, unperfected features, leaves, moss, twigs and more.
Are their faces sculpted perfectly? Nope. I cannot claim that my fairies are a perfect work of clay sculpture. But they are my creation. I have a vision and I strive every time to make them better and make them like I see them.. in the world of a enchanted forest.
Here are just a few of Woodland Fairy Village's "Earthen Faeries:"
It's amazing how each fairy transforms into a vision as I am creating it. They all have their very own story. This 'set' was inspired by my painting named, "Safra Sorrofolus." Safra is a fairy that has lost her love and still till this day wails in the forest for all to hear.. as she searches for him.
A tragic story with a poem to match this set portrays Safra in a dress of black ..distressed while Hugo the fairy artist paints her portrait. Using a miniature of my own original art work, handmade paint brush and palette this set has 2 fairies and an easel:
This next one is a "Elessandra." She loves to play in the meadows and fields and sometimes she stirs up some beaufiful butterflies. She has a matching purple flower petal leaf dress, purple distressed wings and the butterfly is purple as well. She looks as if she is leaping up towards the butterfly:
I'll show more within the next few days! These are not up on Etsy as of yet.. and I will definitely be placing some within my new store right here at Woodland Fairy Village. My new shop will be up and running within a few weeks, so please check back often!
My Fairy Houses - Introducing my 'Shakespeare In Love' inspired Fairy House...
I found the most incredible old wood spindles and I just knew that it was important for me to buy at least one. Sometimes picking up that one piece I know I will use in a fairy house design, just excites me because I know that it is meant for a future art piece. I held on to it for a while and when I started thinking of my stage themed fairy houses, like my Puppet Theatre, I could not stop thinking about one of my favorite movies, Shakespeare In Love. With that came the idea of forming a theatre playhouse like in old times.
Here are a few sneak peek previews before I put this house up in my Woodland Fairy Village Etsy shop: Hope you enjoy.
Making this fairy house without a stage light, just could not work for me.. I knew I wanted to have my signature leaf and moss top and still include lights. This shakespeare playhouse inspired fairy house has the old feel style when playhouses had an open concept. Perfect for fairies to attend a play.
Burgundy velvet curtains, a solid wood stage floor has a miniature single rose surely thrown from an admirer.
The seats are handcrafted with pinecone leaf backs and the seat cushions have a matching rich velvet material on them. A tapestry runner separates the aisle.
Each side of the fairy house has a small shakespeare related faux theatre poster and roman-isk columns.
The next post will be a look at my new line of woodland faeries, including the name I have given them.
Until then... "It's a mystery.."
Fairy Houses - In Trees and in Boots! A few new fairy houses up on my Etsy shop.
There is a Sunflower Tree House, A Fairy Garden inspired one call the Fairy Boot Gardener and the Tree Trunk Condo..The Tree trunk condo comes with one of my first woodland fairies that I have made. My fairies have transformed from this one but I still decided that she needed to go to a good home. =)
Here is a look at a couple of new houses I have recently created!
and this one to the left is my
fairy garden boot house!
Sping is upon most of us and with the warmer weather thoughts of gardens and fairy gardens come to mind! So inspiriing! I am almost finished with my Shakespeare In Love inspired fairy house mentioned below.. just adding the finishing touches. Once that is posted I will be showing my new woodland fairies to everyone!
Thanks for all the support!