Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"Fae Watch" The Lost Sketches! Do You Believe?

After a restless few nights where it seems my tick tock clock is still moving through some other time zone I came home from work today and thought it would be a good idea to take a quick nap!  Well, it is now 12:22 a.m. (now 1:07 a.m.) and I am wide awake so evidently the nap idea was not one of the better one's I've had! So, what's a girl to do, but blog!
With grumblings from my belly for some nourishment I headed downstairs to the kitchen and while on my way to prepare a decadent snack I noticed out of the corner of my eye a twinkling and rustling of paper.  There on a shelf was a book of sketches that I had started several, well, probably 2-3 years ago.  I had forgotten about these little gems that featured pen & ink along with pencil renderings of "fae" creations.  I love the fantasy and magic of fairies and thought it would be fun to share the sketches along with a few other treasures I found while on this inspiring "Fae Watch".  So here are a few quick pics of  the once "lost sketches" (maybe not lost...buried under a mountain of papers).  These were just quick, rough designs that I had planned on, well, I don't really know that I had a plan at the time I was just inspired to create them. Fairy Magic I guess...hehehe!

In this last sketch photo I included a colorful collection of fairy cards that I also found in the pile of goodies!

Here's another little fun piece that I created a while back . . . on the same shelf. An altered "Fairy Firefly" that stands poised inside an old glass canning jar.  Seems not to be too happy inside there.  Think I should let her out?  hehehe!

I know not everyone BELIEVES in fairies, but you know the world might be a better place if we sometimes just let our creative imaginations soar with inspiration and share kindness joy and laughter with each other everyday!
I BELIEVE and I hope you do too!
As the little sign that hangs by my front door says,
"Fairy Tales Do Come True" 
And That My Friend Is My Wish To YOU!


Becky Fyfe said...

Those are GORGEOUS! I really wish I had your talent! (It would make trying to illustrate my children's stories so much easier! LOL!)

Are you planning on selling them through any POD companies? (CafePRess, Zazzle, etc.)? Just wondering because I affiliate fairy designs. :) (My fairy blog is here; - I could use a guest poster. Feel like contributing a how-to on fairy sketches?)

I really hope you decide to do something with your fairy artwork because it is truly lovely.

Joni Nickrent said...

Hi, Thanks so much for your kind comments. Glad that you like them. I am thinking about putting them up in my Zazzle Store, but need to do a little clean up work to get them ready. Maybe by the end of the week. I'll check out your fairy blog. Let me think about how I could put together the "Fairy Sketch How To" and I will let you know abou the blog post...will that work? Thanks again for taking the time to leave such a nice comment. Always great to hear positive feedback. Have a Fairy good day!