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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.