Welcome to Angels and Faeries Week! I am celebrating the countdown to the grand opening of Angels In My Studio 2013 by sharing some of my favorite winged, spirited, and energetic artwork. Angels In My Studio 2013 is a 5 month online class that goes to that space where art and mystery, creativity and imagination meet. As part of the art course, each week you will be invited to explore angelic imagery through art and guided meditations.
Featuring My Faerie Friends
Faeries, everywhere faeries!
I have to admit, I am a sucker for the faerie folk! I love the lore, the mystique, and the variety of ways they manifest within the Arts. Some of my favorite movies are fae friendly…..Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Neverwas, Willow, and, oh goodness…don’t forget Peter Pan!
I began drawing faerie art just as soon as I had the courage to play with drawing. I found them comforting. They were fun to draw, felt inviting, and let my mind slip into a world of fantasy and folly. They provided an integral part of the deep healing journey I took on after my mother passed away.
Decades later, in one of the times of my life that was most physically challenging, I found myself stricken with sciatica from a bulging disk. No fun! I was flat on my stomach for a few weeks, unable to stand of sit without excruciating pain. I had never felt so low in my life. But the tide began to slightly shift, and one day, I felt good enough to sit in a chair for a few minutes at a time with an ice pack numbing the worst pain.
On the table where I was sitting, I discovered a scrap of paper, a pen, and a magazine. I tore out a little face and drew a silly body. I remember thinking when the crude sketch was done that I had been about 2 minutes without severe pain. It felt like a huge breakthrough. In front of me was a wee one (see below). This little faerie with her tiny broomstick, blossom hat, and witchy heels was the first of many faerie friends to take my pain from me for short periods of time. They were my distraction, my meditation, and my medication. Who knew a faerie could be such good pain management!
As time has passed, I go back to my collection like paper dolls and look for wisdom, joy, understanding, and inspiration in them. Some have been transformed into other works of art or have led the way to understanding some aspect of my being. They are some of the brightest, most child-like, funky art I have done, and yet, they usually show up when times are the darkest….perhaps to usher me to a new level of light.
They are a joy to share with you. I hope you might see something in them that feels comforting to you or inspires you to look for your own tribe of faeries.
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