Joyful with Jane Davenport

The Fairy Lady (me) has been having heaps of fun in Jane Davenport’s online class, Joynal.  We have been drawing fairies and creating a muse for our studios.  Her classes are truly inspiring if ever oh ever you want to dive into drawing and painting.

My Butterfly Fairy from Jane Davenport's class, Joynal.

My Butterfly Fairy from Jane Davenport’s class, Joynal. Adrienne Keith – Fairyarium – 2015

Autobiography of A Fairy – A True Story

For generations, the story of fairy life and lore has been told by those who witnessed or heard about it.  Now, I am telling the true story, the story only a fairy can tell.  Time has come to dispel the myths and reveal the truths of my people.  I have been scribbling notes on every leaf, rock, and tree I can find.  I will soon be sharing all of this, with you, dear reader…

Tutu Cute

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

A fairy nest


What The Fairies Have Been Up To In 2011

A Visitor

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!

Fairy Tribes

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.

A School For Dream Makers

Last week, The Fairy Lady had the pleasure of visiting a wonderful school for young creative minds in Portland, Oregon.  Currently located at the Northwest Children’s Theater (1819 NW Everett St.), A Renaissance School of Arts & Sciences is a magical place to learn (see photos below).   I was completely enchanted as I walked into a classroom full of children who were happily focused on projects ranging from building fairy houses, to creating electrical connections from batteries for lighting  their constructions, to planting, observing, and recording the growth of plants.  The school is a combination art studio, exploratorium, and design technology workshop.  It is a year-round school, with a month-long break in August. Students use projects in art, design, engineering, and the sciences to explore the K-8 curriculum.  I have worked at, and visited, many schools as an author and teacher and have never seen the focus, joy, collaborative spirit, and independence that I witnessed at the Renaissance School.  If you have school age children, I encourage you to find out more about the Renaissance School.  Fairyosity Guaranteed!

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