I came across this wonderful post about the ‘Faery star’ which I’d never heard of before. Isn’t it lovely!? I think I need one of these in my life. Thank you to Rhapsody Boheme for allowing me to share! (Please see link to Rhapsody’s blog page below) Picture: faerie.com.au – (The faery star pendant is available for purchase here!) Have you heard of the … Read More The Faery Star
I have some very big news to share with you all! But first, a little background.. As some of you may already know, earlier this year I began studying small business. The opportunity came up and I found myself having a ‘why the hell have I not thought of this earlier?’ moment. The stars aligned, there was magic in the air.. THIS is what … Read More Announcement!
It is well known in faery folkore that one must never dance with the faeries, and whatever you do, never ever ever eat faery food. You probably shouldn’t collect their corpses in jars either, but some rules are just made to be broken. Welcome, and behold my latest collection of rare faery specimens! One of a kind bespoke pieces for your curiosity collection. It … Read More Faery Protection
My son Oscar found these little gumnuts at his school and immediately I saw little faery hats. I began collecting more when I caught the attention of two young school girls who were very interested in what I was doing. When I told them I was going to make little faeries they got so excited that they began collecting them for me too. Every … Read More Gumnut Faeries
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The Hills Art Market Memorial Ave. Emerald Vic Saturday March 10th 9am – 3pm I’m at it again, market number 2 is less than a week away and this time I feel a little more confident, and a little less organised. So I figure I’d tackle it the way I do life in general, try to be positive and stay up till the wee … Read More Dead Faeries at the Hills Art Market
Ah Halloween is drawing closer.. so as a treat I thought I’d share with you how I make my dead faery sculptures. When I first tried to make a dead faery I searched the internet and could only find one tutorial, which I have since tweaked to my liking and come up with my own way of making them. You’ll need: Toy skeleton – … Read More DIY – Dead Faery Tutorial
I’ve been busy yet again creating even more dead faeries! I decided to experiment with new ideas which resulted in the conjoined twins corpse. Pretty neat huh!? I also handmade more artifacts including a bow and arrow, developed new tags and labels and also trapped a faery inside a jar. Two of these will be exhibited this December (2014) at the Maroondah Art Gallery … Read More Behold! The Two Headed Faery Corpse
A while back I wrote about making a dead faery, which you can read about here. Looking back I realised never actually linked the fairy hoax story.. it’s known as ‘The Derbyshire Mummified Fairy’ created by artist Dan Baines. Interesting story, if you have not yet read about it I suggest you do. (And check out his other creepy art and magic while you’re there! … Read More More Dead Faeries
There’s a neat little shop not too far from me in Belgrave called Limerence. They stock quirky and rustic Australian handmade gifts and exhibit art each month. Their latest exhibition is a 24 hour art experiment called ‘Bender’ and I simply HAD to take part in it! The challenge was to create an artwork or art piece within 24 hours that fit to a … Read More 24hr Artwork Challenge
‘Toy to the World’ is a custom toy design project and charity event held in Melbourne. I have posted about this event a few times which you can read about here and see my submissions for last years exhibition here. Well it was on once again and I’m excited to show you my bear for 2014! I went very girly this time for something a … Read More My Little Poby
Little miss Eve recently had her 2nd birthday and I wanted to make her something special. The last few times I saw her she had a tule faery skirt on so I thought I’d make another skirt to add to her collection. (A girl can never have too many faery skirts, am I right?) The more I thought about what to make and how … Read More Flower Faery Skirt
I like to go faery spotting sometimes. The trick is knowing how to find them.. instead of looking around a tree, or in a tree, look at the tree. Look closely at the bark and the texture. Soon enough, you’re likely to see a face looking right back at you. This fella was spotted in Thailand. I was looking through my sister’s photos and … Read More Faery Spotting
This is a recent creation inspired by the ‘Dead fairy hoax’ and the idea of displaying a faery corpse in a shadow box like you would a dead butterfly. I found some step by step instructions that you can also follow here. You can of course alter the method and equipment used to suit yourself.
For this one pictured I used a small toy skeleton found on ebay, stockings, pva glue, hot glue, tissue, spray paint, acrylic paint (inc. gold) celephane and alpaca fur. (use whatever hair/fur you can get hold of) The wand is made from a stick, piece of amethyst and some waxy thread also known as ‘cat gut’ which is often used to make dream catches.Oh, and glue.
I did some research and came up with the latin terms ‘Volatilis Virgo’ which means ‘Winged Girl/Maiden’ and ‘Veneficus Virga’ which is ‘Magic Wand’. Or according to one translation, ‘Poisonous green stick’ which almost works.