Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Leaf Embroidery

Hillary Fayle, who is a student of embroidery at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, used her amazing craftsmanship to turn fallen leaves into intricate works of art.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Fun with Emily

Last Saturday (25th Oct) I went to my friend Emily's place to hang out with her while she worked on a project. We had peach tea, played with wire and straws while wearing hats and watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Friend times are the best of times!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Faery Inspired Outfits

My Faery Altar

All outfits are from quite some time ago

Celtic bird and dog cuff from Ironfest

Dress from Holyclothing.com

Jacket secondhand

With Isambard who was behaving that day

Glamourkin pendant made by Jenn and Sarah Diemer

Dress from Holyclothing.com
Butterfly hairclips from eBay

Froggy pendant found at Ironfest

Ultra3 New Year's Eve (blue sparkles) over Ultra3 Tahitian Lime.

Green sparkly top: secondhand
Black halter top: secondhand
Skirt: secondhand

Same cuff as before. With Escher-y looking stairs below!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Thoughts on Faeries

 Not intended to be a One Truth or canon, just some random thoughts/ inspiration/ motivation

Faeries give us a magic to believe in, a hope that life can turn out beautiful. That there is enchantment in the everyday. That we can somehow be better.

Faeries are part divine and part wicked, the offspring of angels and daemons, some say. They are two-sided, like humans.

They are closer to nature, purer.* They are out perfect selves.

Reach for the magic in the everyday. Find the magic in the peace of nature, the kindness of animals.

Nature is divine.

Don't lose yourself in the modern world.

You don't have to deny all pleasures or modern inventions.

Just search for purity.*

For Magic.

Be good. Be kind. Be close to nature.

BE the magic.

* When I say purity I don't mean some religious concept, I mean living a simpler life, closer to nature, less obsession with THINGS over people. Enjoy the moments in life, not the possessions. You don't have to wear rags or live in the woods, it's about working out what you do and don't NEED. Really need. No one's perfect. I'm still working on it.