Sunday, 6 April 2014

A thank you & a change

Good morning all you lovely folksies

You may well have noticed I have been absent for a good while from this corner of the world so I thought I best let you know that  after 5 years of running  "Faerietale of Inspiration" my days have become so busy and I don't have the time to give to this blog  so I have make the sad decision to put this little pocket of treasure on hold for a while.

I want to say a huge Thank you to all you wonderful followers for you enthusiasm & inspiration, support & encouragement, it has meant more to me than you could know.

I will still be sharing arty finds (amongst other things) on my other web spaces, so you can pop over and say hi if you're about, it would be lovely to see you!

* my personal blog "5 Precious Things"  here 
* on my Facebook Page here
* On twitter as  here

So goodbye for now my lovelies, may you all find pockets of sunshine & smiles within your days.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Golden Book Gown . . .

Ever fascinated by children's picture books & stories
I was amazed to come across this stunning
 "Golden Book gown

Storybook gown constructed entirely out of recycled
and discarded children’s Golden Books.

Can the stories of our past become part of a sustainable future?

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Gates of Moria necklace . . .

Always love anything to do with Tolkein of course
and so swooning over the latest from
his wonderful "Gates of Moria" necklace
made from a silver crown coin.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Mosaic grotto . . .

Another craft on my list of "to do" is having at  a try mosaic.
Greatly inspired by this wonderful mosaic grotto by
Candace Bahouth, it is beyond gorgeous.
See more of her creations here

Friday, 17 May 2013

Lighting inspired by tree forms . . .

"Forms in nature"
a chandelier that casts shadows of trees around a room
giving an ethereal, deep in the forest feel.
visit the site to discover more . . .

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Human Elephant Foundation . . .

a wonderful coming together of thinkers, individuals and corporates,
who harness their creativity for the overall health of the planet.

 "The elephant is a metaphor for the yearning for forgotten
conversations beetween humans the earth & all living things"

Driftwood elephants created by Andries Botha.
Visit the website for more info on the wonderful work of the foundation
and a peep at the stunning images.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Unwoven~light instillation . . .

This is a wonderful instillation "unwoven~light" at the Rice Gallery, Texas.
Made with waves of chain-link fence embedded with plexi glass.
It catches the changing play of light & makes a stunning feature.
 Created by  Soo Sunny Park
Lots more wonderful images of the instillation to see on her site.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Sylvain Meyer, land art . . .

Delicate land art by Sylvain Meyer,
using only materials from the forest floor ~ 
Oh let me get out into the woods to play!
You can see more of his work here.
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Sorry I have been away for so long folks
so much happening here, amongst other things
I am mid way through illustrating a new childrens book
and most excitedly preparing to become a grannie!
Hope to post more often again, if you would like me too ! x

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sue Griffiths, tiny paper dress creations

 Welcome to the magical world of Sue Griffiths
"Messie Jessie"
and her delightful paper dress assemblage art creations.
She works with  work with mixed media and collage .  
and says "Being somewhat of a magpie, my work frequently features
found objects, recycled jewellery, beads and fabrics."
Find her here on Etsy

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Scroll paintings . . .

Incredible scroll paintings of
each painting constructed from thousands of strips of paintings.
She says "I want the viewer to be captured by the overall presence of the work
and to be moved by the play of color and texture across the surface of each piece."

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Art dolls & Scottish costume . . .

Love the details of the tartan Scottish dress on
these costumed art dolls

Sunday, 10 February 2013

The Snow Queen . . .

 This beauty is named
and was created by Franca Bruno.
You can also find Franca's jewellery in
her treasure trove of a shop in Gatehouse of Fleet,
Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Miniature masks . . .

the tiniest, delicate, nature inspired masks
this one a red hummingbird
made by
Jacob & Celest Ewing
and sold in their shop

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Eric Standley, paper windows . . .

 I had to do a double take at
Eric Standley’s stunning paper creations.
Made from thousands of pieces of laser cut paper
layered to create amazing stained glass effect windows.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Shintaro Ohata art & sculpture combine . . .

 Painting & sculpture combined
capture scenes from everyday life in the delightful works

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Tanya Besedina . . .

Beautiful, detailed clay tiles depicting faerie stories 
influenced by the people & the world around her
by story-teller Tanya Besedina

"As with any story of depth, it takes layers and layers of truth,
struggle, revelation, and achievement to complete its arc"

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Cosy faerie coats . . .

perfect faeriewear for keeping oh so warm
suppliers of stunning costume comes

Monday, 14 January 2013

Faerie rocking crib . . .

The cutest faerie rocking crib!
where you can purchase the pattern to make this sweet creation.
Now why do I have cribs in mind?
Well, I can let you into a wee secret, Im so excited
for I am to be a Grannie in June !!

Happy New Year . . .

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas,
we did, such precious lovely family time indeed.
Im back at last after being tucked in my wee studio
wher I have been plotting & planning my year ahead
( you can read more about that over on my othe blog here)
Now its high time we began to share more loveliness here!
We have lots more beautiful creations coming up so do stay tuned.
Happy New Year to you all.
X X X 

Monday, 24 December 2012

Friday, 14 December 2012

Paper Christmas trees to make . . .

You all must know how I love re-cycling
well these sweet christmas tree decorations
are just a perfect example.
The lovely Jules shows how to make them
over on her blog   "Adventures in Thread" 

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For those of you on Facebook,  every Friday
I feature a make it  "Project for the weekend 
on my facebook page here if you're interested.
also lots of other arty, crafty hints, tips & inspirations.
It would be lovely to see you there !

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A feast of colour & pattern

This is a favourite blog I came across a while ago
the owner of the blog Elena Nuez has a wonderful eye
for colour, form, pattern as you will see from her photography.
Her site is filled with the beautiful images she takes
and the items she creates, which are for sale in her etsy shop here

Monday, 26 November 2012

Loch ness monster . . .

a set of posters  . . .
mythical beasts from locations around the world.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

wire sculpted hare

says his sculpture is
"drawing in three dimensions"
"drawing in 3-dimensions"

Monday, 22 October 2012

kelp lampshades . . .

Artist Julia Lohman based in London
 designs beautiful lampshades using seaweed ~kelp.
for more of her stunning intricate laser cut designs see here.
She is hoping that this may replace the use of leather, paper & plastic.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Autumn Moon clock . . .

"Autumn Moon Clock"
"Moonstruck" is how Alan talks about our feelings towards the moon,
I most certainly am when I gaze up at her.
This shop holds so many wonderful clock creations to choose from.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Pegasus . . .

I always loved the story of Pegasus,
this automata made in Cornwall is a beauty. 
Find a multitude of moving creations