Another fairy for you

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“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” – John Lennon

My dear friends and the Universe,

Here I am  again with another submission as DT member for the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog. Guess what?.. I’ve got another fairy image to work with, I hope you like this one as much as you liked my first ‘Fairy for you’ back in January.

Without repeating myself from my previous post on the same subject, I just wanted to share a bit more about the origin of these magical beings… I read that in European folklore, the  fairy is a type of mythical being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical and supernatural and that fairies resemble various beings of other mythologies. They appeared in medieval romances as one of the beings that a knight-errant might encounter and are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers… Oh!, It’ is all so fascinated, isn’t it?… Yes, yes, yes, I love them, and they keep coming to me… 🙂

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laughter broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies – Peter Pan”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Here is my first thought for the background in my project.

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I used an already painted paper (a normal A3 photocopying paper) that my son issued a few weeks ago when we were playing together with colours using our hands only. He loves hand-painting and is the best way to get him involved using colours. I really liked what his little hands created and the colour combination (mixing the 3 primary colours only), so I decided to use it on my painting… 🙂 …

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I glued the paper onto a little canvas (8 x 6 inch approx.) and begun to rearrange my thought on the canvas.. I used some collage for the mushrooms and part of the tree trunk.

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“It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

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 “Few humans see fairies or hear their music, but many find fairy rings of dark grass, scattered with toadstools, left by their dancing feet.”
― Judy Allen, Fantasy Encyclopedia

This is the first time I have used a hot glue technique (I learnt it from ContadinaK by watching some of her videos on YouTube) to resemble roots, the ridges in the tree trunk  and other bits one can find on the ground of a forest. I wanted to achieve a bit of grounchy look in the overall painting and thought it was the perfect time to try to hot glue… I quite liked it the result… I hope you like aswell, although the piece as a whole is not completely finished as I would like to do more work on the mushrooms and the sun, etc.., but as usual I was running out of time so I had to let go… 🙂 …

Here is a short video to give you a better appreciation of all the textures and the double wings I put on the Fairy… (Just to paint the fairy with prisma colours took me 1.5 hrs and I could still kept going).

Thank you for taking your time reading this post and hope it was worth it for you doing so… Please keep reminding yourself of how creative you are and just express yourself in whichever way you need today… Just be who you really are and  create, create and create..,  Art heals and thanks to it I remain in sane.. 🙂
I love you being here…xx

4 comments

  1. Ah, Fairies…Beautifully imagined and brought to life here on this little canvas! I really love the texture on this Gloria, the hot glue technique is really interesting! hugs,Deena

    1. Thank you so much Deena, I really value your opinion.
      H&k
      Glo.xx

  2. Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work due to no data backup.
    Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?

    1. Thanks Kellie for popping in.. No, I have never had any issues with hackers, and no, my blog is not protected either..
      Glo.x

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