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fairy moon [06 Mar 2014|05:28pm]

6igella


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[29 Apr 2013|08:03pm]

wander_realtai
Hello, all!  Just dropping by to introduce myself and share a couple pieces of my recent artwork.

I'm Amyla.  I've been creating fantasy and faery art for a good ten years or so, more recently in the medium of digital painting.  Obviously (as I'm here!) I have an immense love of the fae, and have an especial fascination for the slightly darker aspects of their stories, that blend of sinister beauty.

So, here are a couple of my latest pieces (I hope it's okay to share these here; I noticed other people sharing art so thought I would too.)  The first and most recent is called "Ocean Lord," and is a depiction of a sea spirit.  The second is called "Trickster."

Hope everyone enjoys!  (You can click the thumbnails for the full sized images)

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Rose O`neill Fairy Gathering 2012 [21 Aug 2012|10:58pm]

softpaw
They've updated the webpage http://www.oneillfaeries.org at last!! More information and times and prices . Plus a whole new look for the page!









Admission is $10 for Adults ($8 if you wear a costume) or $15 for both events.
Children 12 & under are free with Adult admission.
There will be live music, contests, prizes, performers, and food available for purchase.
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Fairy day is this Sunday! [22 Jun 2012|11:15am]

softpaw
What are YOUR plans for it?

Me I'm meeting up with some other Fae friends in Oklahoma City and we're hitting the Science museum on Saturday and the Zoo on Sunday. We'll be 'urban fae" in jeans and our wings! It's gonna be so much fun!

There will be photos!
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your favorite informational pages [20 Mar 2012|01:29am]

softpaw
In a month I will be doing a presentation on the history of the Fae from medieval to modern times. And while I have plenty of resources and links, more is always nice. Do you have a favorite page about the fae realm *not just fairies but all aspects of the Fae* you'd care to share? I'd appreciate anything! Thank you
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Japanese Kami [16 Feb 2012|12:55am]

nakiuk
The Japanese Kami are very much like the original ideas of European fairies. Indeed the two sets of beings likely come from the same traditions. At one time the Altaic peoples (of which the Japanese are a part) and the Indo-European peoples (which make up most of the peoples of Europe, including the Celts) were a single people and much of their beliefs remained similar up to the modern era. In reading Japanese Fairy tales which I have been having translated, along with the fairy tales of many of Europe's peoples I have come to find these similarities very striking.
In Europe people knocked on wood in order to wake the fairies within so that they might ask favors of these, while in Japan they clapped their hands to wake the kami. Of course the idea of waking the spirits with a clapping noise isn't unique in and of it self, but when one considers that both cultures hung cloth from trees to show their respect, that they believed that mountain and rock fairies/kami were most likely to appear in dreams while thunder and wind kami would likely appear in person. Or that mountain kami and field fairy/kami were responsible for good harvests the relationship between the belief systems of the belief systems begins to stand out a bit more. It's useful of course to have read the fairy tales of the Mongols, the Turkic people and the Uralic people which live between Japan and Europe to begin to see how the beliefs transitioned from one land to another and how they are connected. I've been working on developing this collection of fairy tales for some time and am so far as I know the first to have translated a number of fairy tales of the Eurasian steppes into English in order to achieve this.
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Water Fairies and Tree Fairies [25 Jan 2012|05:18pm]

nakiuk
I was reading someones post in the faerie tales group about how the trees help a form of fairy in England and I came to realize how consistent this idea was throughout Europe. Water fairies such as the nymphs of Greece or the Vila of Slavic lands and the Rusalka of Russia lived where groves of trees grew by rivers. There's a strong relationship between the two types of fairies that often combines them to make them one and the same. Further, earth spirits when angered might become the spirit of the water so they could cause a region to flood.I find it interesting because while it seems like we often divide the elements and the fairies of the elements into very differing types which war with each other it seems more as though many peoples believed that they were the same thing in different forms. In Russia fairy tales indicate a belief that Water and Earth were allied as were Air and Fire and the only real contrast between earth or water and fire.
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More Fairy Art [25 Jan 2012|01:26am]

nakiuk




Here are two more pictures from Fairies Tales, sort of my take on fairy tales from the fairies perspective. 
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Fairies in Fairy Tales [24 Jan 2012|02:58am]

nakiuk
I noticed a number of art posts so I'm hopeful that its OK to post there here to see what feedback I get. These are pieces of concept art based on my research into fairies.







Due to my research into the original beliefs about fairies from the fairy tales which I'm translating or which have already been translated my artwork about them has become much more primal, thought I still hope I retain a certain amount of whimsy, charm and cuteness.
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Fairy masks, wings, and garlands! [29 Nov 2011|06:00pm]

elven_sphinx
And lastly, for today, some of my actual art-work...namely, Masks.:


Oh yeah, TONS of pics below!!Collapse )
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Faery enclave [29 Nov 2011|04:14pm]

elven_sphinx
Going through old photos and came across this one. This was my dresser set into my closet in my bedroom when I was a teen...it wasn't intended to 'be' anything, it was just how I decorated that space...very 'Faery' like.



Anyone else have anything like this...a space devoted to Faery, that you'd like to share?
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Dark Fairy Halloween pics. [29 Nov 2011|04:01pm]

elven_sphinx
Here are pics. of myself dressed up as a Dark Fairy this past Halloween:



I'm not evil, I just look it!Collapse )
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Winter Fairy Queen [29 Nov 2011|03:56pm]

elven_sphinx
I was recently asked to contribute some of my own Faery-artwork to this community and so I thought I would start out with some earlier works.



Sugar plum fairys? Pssht!Collapse )
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Christmas story help [25 Nov 2011|06:10pm]

softpaw
I'm looking for any shortish Christmas stories that feature fairies. It's to be read aloud so it can't be overtly long.

Trying to keep it none religious as well. Thanks for any help!
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hoolllyyyyyyy Glitter [23 Nov 2011|10:43am]

softpaw
[ mood | impressed ]

http://www.faerymysterium.com


EGADS how stunning are these? WAAYYY out of my price range but...wow. Such stunning fairy furniture.

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January 2011 came and went rather silently but, it was our 10 year Anniversary! [22 Nov 2011|03:16pm]

static_ip
Better late than never.

Happy 10th Anniversary, Faeries!

The Stolen Child by W.B Yeats

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats;
There we've hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand.
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.


Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim gray sands with light,
Far off by furthest Rosses
We foot it all the night,
Weaving olden dances
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight;
To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And anxious in its sleep.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.


Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.


Away with us he's going,
The solemn-eyed -
He'll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hillside
Or the kettle on the hob
Sing peace into his breast,
Or see the brown mice bob
Round and round the oatmeal chest
For he comes the human child
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand
From a world more full of weeping than he can understand
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New owner! [21 Nov 2011|11:13pm]

static_ip
Hello to anyone still reading! I would like to let you all know that I've been made owner of this wonderful community after being a member for many, many, many years. I'll be doing my best to redesign our profile, community page, and help keep things nice and active. Please help me out by posting your fairy based art, poetry, prose or links to those of others! Please give credit where credit is due! Everyone likes to have their work shown with links to their webpages, it gets them more hits.

I ask that you make all your posts publicly viewable, so we can attract more members.

Some of you may have already seen my photography, but here is an image from a shoot I did about a month ago. I really hope to see more of our communities art!

Thanks kindly!

LeAnne - AKA static_ip

http://www.leannezarecki.com

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[04 Nov 2011|03:16pm]

6igella
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october faeries [03 Oct 2011|09:36pm]

6igella


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A new fairy image by me! Enjoy! [27 Sep 2011|03:17am]

static_ip
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