Monday, 31 October 2011

Sanhaim Avalon Faery Ball

I have just arrived home from Glastonbury where I met up with my dear friend Natacha Chohra for a fun weekend visiting the faery fayre and the Avalon Faery Ball.  It was the first time we had met each other, although we've chatted online for a year, but we got on like old friends.  She is such a lovely person.  Natacha made her own wings and costume and looked absolutely stunning.  I cheated and merely embellished a dress but I'm definitely making my own costume for next years Faery Ball.  The ball was a magical place where I met elves, dryads, goblins, pirates and of course, lots of faeries and other fantasy folk.  I also made some wonderful new friends.  I can't wait for the next one and Natacha and I would love to sell our work there next October.  Here are some photographs:

Glastonbury Tor

Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Meeting Linda Ravenscroft

Natacha's beautiful wings

Me in my costume 

Me and Natacha

Natacha looking stunning.

Me and Ahob Goblin (but I don't know the name of the lady in the middle. She was dressed as a fox).

The Mad Hatter

Felicity Fyr Le Fay

New friends, gorgeous fairy Sarah Aiston and steampunk fairy, John Webster.  His wings were great and produced steam.

The Dolmen, a wonderful celtic rock band.

Ahob Goblin, Linda Ravenscroft and Natacha Chohra 

My new friend, Ayesha Stone, made the horns herself from fimo.  She looked beautiful.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sketchfest Nineteen

Sketchfest nineteen has just finished so I thought I would upload my sketches.  I didn't do so many this time as chores and other things got in my way, but I managed seven.  Here they are:

Sleeping Beauty

Wild Elf Child

Winter Elf

Small dog, big stick! 
(Based on my dog, Millie-Moo)

The Tooth Fairy 

Travelling in Style - on a mountain hare

Whimiscal Winter Wonderland 

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Illustration Friday - Hibernate (number two)

I just finished a painting of a little fairy and dormouse asleep.  I originally sketched this for Sketchfest, entitled 'Friends' and decided to paint it with watercolour.  I thought it was also an appropriate subject for this week's Illustration Friday too :)

And here it is in a frame. It cuts the end of the feather off so I'll put it in a bigger frame, but it will do for now :)  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Hibernate - Illustration Friday

This is a painting I did ages ago for a calendar.  I thought it would be appropriate for this week's illustration Friday :)