Saw the most darling little tutus and fairy wings for tiny fairy girls (and big ones, too) at Krugers Market on Sauvie Island this past weekend. Sharon of Tutus4baby was there selling her wares. She should be there next weekend as well – check her out on Facebook or for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was a year of making “Fairyariums” for others, revitalizing a forest, establishing The International Fairy Historical Society, and working on The Autobiography of A Fairy. Much more to come on all of those activities in 2012! Happy New Year!
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Many cultures in many different countries are known to believe in tiny, invisible (or partly visible), beings widely known as fairies. In each land you will find that there are various types or tribes of fairies. In general, fairies can be categorized as spirit beings belonging to one of the four elements of nature: Earth, Air, Water, & Fire. According to W.Y. Evans-Wentz (fairy expert and author of The Fairy Faith In Celtic Countries), Gnomes, pixies, leprechauns and other rock dwelling elves are all Earth fairies. Fairies of the air are those that inhabit the sky, such as Sylphs, Gentry, and the flittering fairies of Shakespeare’s dramas. Water fairies, or Undines, are sea, lake, river, stream, pond and puddle dwellers. Fire fairies are often called Salamanders – those ethereal, hovering sprites who linger near the flickering flames of candle, fire, and sunlight. Whatever you call them, if you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of their sparkling wings, or hear the quiet melody of their music, you will be forever enchanted by their magic.
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Here’s a fun link to some wonderful stop-motion animation done by an up and coming young animator, very magical! http://www.youtube.com/user/boogiebird95#p/a/u/0/lmP9qvOZpyk