I've been creating fairies like crazy in my little studio as of late. Here's the latest, and then a pic of all of them together Like the rest of them, she's made with a newspaper and wire armature and paper clay and mixed media.
Glickenstoffer is a keeper of secrets (and buttons or whatever else you place into his glass jar). He's the one friend that is completely true. Loyal to a fault, he will take your secrets (or buttons or whatever else) to the grave...which is a long time, since he's immortal!
He's around 7 inches tall and he's made of paper clay and mixed media. He is a fully functional jar to keep your treasures
I had a great deal of fun making this fairy. She's much prettier in real life. For some reason I can't seem to photograph her well. Anyhow here she is in all her mixed media goodness. Haven't named her yet...
I found this little nymph shivering at my back door this morning. When I slid it open, she scurried around the corner and hid. I coaxed her out gently and told her that I meant her no harm. After about an hour of building trust, she slowly made her way toward me. I put my hand out and she climbed on, very cautiously. I brought her in the house and sat her on the biggest greenest leaf my plant had to offer. She smiled, and said thank you. I made her some tea and served it to her in one of my daughter's Barbie tea cups. She sipped slowly, drinking in the warmth, and soon fell asleep. I placed a tiny blanket on her and let her dream in peace.
When I came back an hour later, I found my plant bursting with flowers in all the colours of the rainbow. The little fairy looked up, reached out her hand and said, 'Pleased to meet you. I'm Delilah'.
I needed an epiphany. I had a choice I had to make. It was a tough one. This painting helped me make my choice. It started out fairly 'dark' with my question in my head still lingering, and as I made my choice, the painting became happier...so I knew it was the right one.