Fairy in the Foliage by house-hatke

 Fairy in the Foliage

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Added: Jul 14, 2003
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The following quote relates to this simple, almost trite purple fairy only in a very loose sense, but it should be read nonetheless:

The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow sharp as swords. In that realm a man may, perhaps, count himself fortunate to have wandered, but its very richness and strangeness tie the tongue of the traveller who would report them. And while he is there it is dangerous for him to ask too many questions, lest the gate should be shut and the keys be lost (J.R.R. Tolkien, "On Fairy-Stories").

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house-hatke's picture

No offense at all! I have painted a bit on ceramic, though I am by no means an expert. I did a Biordi-esque plate design once, and I've been dying to do some tilework as well, though with illustrating and whatnot, I rarely get the chance. Thanks so much persephone!

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Have you ever thought of painting on ceramics...your lovely sense of design ,harmony, balance combined with your delicate touch would be perfect for this medium.I hope this does not offend you but my first thought was how gorgeous this would be on a tile...in any case the work is beautiful(persephone)

Art at its best.