Category Archives: Faeries

“Earth Soul” New Dryad Art

Art is a State of Mediation it’s Where We Connect to the Source.

2012 was full of flying around, losing a loved one, trying out a new career move, that did not work out, and organizing my wedding. On a waking moment basis I’m constantly battling with making a living while traveling because I have so many areas I can work in. I’m lucky to be a gifted person who can pretty much do what I set my mind to, whether its painting, drawing, making jewelry, crafting and cooking or just coming up with ideas my mind is always on the go, but this is also my downfall because I’m always moving from one job to the next and never doing something exceptionally well, and I often find myself exhausted and still struggling to be an artist.

As the year was at an end, I sat quietly and thought about my year and how I felt about my experience. Was I happy? Did i make others happy? Did I achieve the things I wanted? And if not why what happened for me to disconnect for a time. And this is how “Earth Soul” came to be. I was a wanting to be still and go back to the basics. Just using a graphite pencil to create and still my mind and meditate on going back to my roots.

Earth Soul is about going back to basics and learning from the ground up connecting to our roots. We all have times when we need to reconnect to the earth and feel at peace within ourselves after a busy day. Or maybe we want to spend a few minutes at the beginning of the day just to centre ourselves for the day ahead. Earth Soul is just that she watches and listens to the world within herself and around her and connects to the divine source as she becomes one with the earth. Many mediations start off or finish off with a grounding exercise. An ideal way is to imagine you feet growing roots and feeling all the goodness from the earth. As you breathe in you fill your body of all the goodness of the earth and as you breathe out, you release all the stresses, and any negative emotions of the day. The more you do this the more your roots travel and the more refreshed you will feel, ready to take on the day ahead, or relax at the end of a long day.

I’m still chasing my tail with different projects and trying to calm my mind, like what do I write next and will I achieve what I want at the end of this day? I’m sure many of you are asking yourselves the same questions? Does it really matter that I don’t achieve all I set out for my day? Will I punish myself if I don’t? Yes is the most likely answer, but today my message is to enjoy everything. So with that in mind its time to take a shower and grow my roots and reevaluate where I am heading today.

Autumn “Dance of Color”

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I love watching the trees change color. Its natures grand finally like firework display of dazzling colors from greens to darker greens, browns, yellows, oranges to reds. Its a season of celebration and harvesting. The leaves eventually and leave a blanket of color that slowly breaks down enriching the earth for next’s years cycle of birth.

The goddess of Autumn is Demeter she is goddess of harvest within Greek mythology. Demeter resided over barley and the harvest, she was also associated with the poppy. Here I have depicted her with faerie like features, she is greeting her faerie friend who lovingly dances around her casting out love and appreciation of earthly fruits.

The golden colors change into oranges and reds and you can feel the warmth the colors glow. All around you, you start to here the forest sing with the russell of the leaves from the gentle wind. You can feel the cold coming in, but your face is touched by the warmth of the setting sun. You open your eyes and see your faerie friend dancing around you singing. You glance around and see natures bloom of wild mushrooms and fungi, fruit for the forest animals and forest folk. You spot a long lost friend the Red Squirrel who is gathering for the winter, flicking his bushy tail he moves off busy harvesting as he go’s.

I want to thank John at Ophrys photography for kindly letting me use his wonderful Red Squirrel photo. His site is so worth checking out, he is an amazing photographer, don’t just take my word go and have a look at his site here.

Today we see less and less of our old friend the Red Squirrel but thanks to many charities the Red Squirrel can be found in some parts of the UK still, today you will find them roaming in parts of Scottish Highlands, Anglesey in Wales and the Isle of Wight. A great site to look at for information on helping protect the Red Squirrel is RSST the Red Squirrel Survival Trust. Here you will find projects that are set up help to reintroduced the Red Squirrel back into certain areas in the UK. The Lizard in Cornwall is one of them. There is plenty we can do by helping out the Red Squirrel from becoming a friend or donating there are also other options as well, like volunteer work and spreading the word. As my business grows its my plan to become a friend, but to start I want to help spread the word. At present I already plant one tree for every painting I create and over the coming months I fully intend to do more. Maybe organizing competitions and prize draws to help a charitable cause. So I’m sure you will here more from me over the coming months. A special thanks goes out to Helen at the RSST for her help in telling me what I can do to help.

Fae Magic “Let the Magic Journey Begin”

This is my latest creation and took me the longest to paint to date, with so much going on this painting took me on my own magical Journey and I loved every minute of it 🙂 A few years back I used to go to a spiritual circle where we were all guided on a path in meditation and this piece took me right back there. My inspiration behind the piece was Tangle Catkin from Fae Nation, she is enchanting and delightful person and also has created an amazing portal to the fae world and next month I’m to be artist of the month for her.

Heres my write up for Fae Magic

“Let The Magic Begin”

The world of enchantment is never far away: Just before you close your eyes and say some loving words of protection, inspiration, love and joy. With a wish, you cast a love so pure for all in this world to see.

Then close your eyes, relax deep inside and let the magic of your dreams come alive. This leads you towards nature on your faerie path; let the scent of the flowers and the forest fill your being with goodness so alive.

Listen closely and you will hear the chatter of the forest, the rustle of the leaves, and to your surprise, a little voice greets you with a smile, and he wishes you the sweetest journey of your life.

Onward along your faerie path you tread, and look at the wonder all around, everything is so pure and perfect. And you are at one with the magic of nature. The love fills you and your heart opens up with an inner glow.

The Faerie Goddess appears in front of you. Watching over you, she sparkles and shimmers in the twilight. Her pure blue eyes speak to you of a world so old, a playground of harmony in life, until with a knowing smile she understands that your return to all things fae a new life will begin.

You see your reflection in her gaze, where you see yourself sparkle brightly with faerie eyes.

With your staff of light, you will go forth to protect what’s close and keep nature safe inside.

This painting was created with Acrylic paints on 300 gsm Windsor and Newton watercolor paper. Using thin layers of color I built them up slowly, to create eye catching colors and depth. Later this month I will be launching some new greeting cards, prints and pendants at my etsy store.

Whisper of Spirit.

This is one of my latest paintings created in July 2010. Due to my paintings taking longer to paint, I decided to test myself to see what I could create in a short amount of time and this is the result, this one took me a couple of days to complete. I really enjoy creating pieces that are spontaneous it allows for me total freedom and I never now what will be the end result. While creating “Whisper of Spirit” I put myself in a meditative state and just let my mind and paintbrush flow. Heres a little write up that sums up my feelings on my art.

Dance to the spirit within and imagine your wings lifting you to the places of your dreams to be embraced by love.

I wanted to create something that “speaks” and connects you to your inner voice where you can listen to the ones that speak with you through spirit. The blue tones in this painting represent the ether and the words whispered in the air, which we pick up in our minds from time to time. This reminds you that those who always love you will reach out in their own special way. The purples represent visions, intuition and wisdom all of which let us see things more clearly than before. The yellow and green shades, and the sparkle of light all show the love forever glowing in each of our hearts.

She was painted with acrylic paints on Watercolor paper 300gsm.

Its my plan to create one of these a month, and sell the originals, one of my first was absinthe, which is now for sale, and is the first of my paintings to be sold. Whisper of spirit is also now available for sale.

Later this month she will be available in gift cards and prints at my etsy store.

Yule Snow Queen

This Yule card was inspired by Joni, its all about winters wonder. During the first fall of snow everything looks so pure and beautiful and ifs your first time theres nothing like making snow angels and catching your first flakes, or watching you pets experiencing it for the first time, like how they try to catch the flakes with there paws and kinda jump in the snow. Then theres our old friend the Robin who returns to us forever faithful watching over us with his warm glowing breast. For me everything is so calm and beautiful, and full of enchantment. Also available in pocket mirrors, rings, necklaces, cards and prints at my etsy store