Monday, May 25, 2009

Fairy Day!

For those young at heart, here is a holiday we could all rejoice in celebrating! Fairy Day!

Fairy Day was invented by the one and only, Jessica Galbreth, the artist I talked about in my last post. She's so great that she invented a holiday!

What is Fairy Day, you might ask, and what do you do on that day? Let me fill you in from a quote from Jessica Galbreth and her official Fairy Day website:

"Fairy Day is a holiday sprung from the imagination of a fairy artist and believer, and brought to life with the help of many of her talented friends and fellow fairy lovers. With the world enjoying a surge of interest in all things fairy, we feel that now is the perfect time to introduce a yearly holiday to celebrate the fae. This holiday is for everyone who believes in the magic of fairytales. It is for those imaginative souls who dare to dream impossible dreams. It is for the children of the world, wide eyed and open to the magic that surrounds them. It is for adults too, who long to capture a bit of that magic they remember from thier own childhood. Please join us in supporting this wonderful holiday."

- Jessica Galbreth, fairy artist, founder of Fairy Day

There's lots of things that you can do for this special day like,
  • Have a banquet lunch outdoors with friends and family in a beautiful natural setting!
  • Plant some fairy favourites in your garden- St Johns wort, Blue Bells,Clover and Foxglove are all loved by fairies!
  • Light a small bonfire, or candle at night (remember fire safety first!)
  • Stay out late on Midsummers Eve! Look for Will-o-wisps, Midsummers is the best time to see them. Be careful not to chase them though, they are not always friendly.
  • Pick a bouquet of 9 flowers and put it under your pillow at night to dream of love and magic.
  • Look for fairy rings and oak trees.
  • Create a candle boat! Build a small paper boat and fill it with flowers, then light a small candle in it and set it adrift (again, remember fire safety first!).
  • Make yourself a daisy chain necklace!
  • Dress in all your fairy finery and sprinkle fairy dust where ever you go!
Pretty much Fairy Day is an annual holiday where those souls who love all things fairy can celebrate our interest in this mythical and magical genre. It is also a time to celebrate nature and our environment, and just shamelessly BE a fairy!

It's up to you to make the most of this beautiful day because June 24th, close to the northern hemispheres Midsummers Eve, is a magical time of year long celebrated for its link to the fairy world. You have a month away to prepare your self for this holiday, so get to it!

(Suggestions and other information gathered from this website, and the official Fairy Day website this one)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Come, Follow Me...

The beautiful and magnificent fantasy and fairy artist, Jessica Galbreth!
Gosh, does she have a hand! I admire her beautiful art and work that I feel special to share the same name as her! ^_^ Here's a little quote from her:

"Come, follow me through twining vines and twisted trees...
to a secret realm rich with myth and magick. An enchanted
place awaits, filled with gossamer fairies and haunting deities.
A place where enchantresses weave their spells beneath the
light of the full moon, and faeries dressed in their finery stand
pensively before gothic arches and twisted trees. This is my
world...a world I have created and wish to share with you..."

- Mythic Fantasy Artist, Jessica Galbreth

She has excellent talent. Her colors and shapes are very smooth, very lifelike. She emotes feeling in everyone of her paintings. The colors are very complimentary or hang in the value scale. Her paintings might have natural colors, baby colors, or bright colors. It just depends on who or what she tries to portray. She gets inspiration from of Celtic goddesses or Gods. She creates seasons with the stroke of a brush. She can create every emotion with a painting. She also looks to the zodiac to bring to human form the attributes and characteristics of each zodiac symbol.

Here's mine:

This is pretty much how I found Jessica Galbreth. I stumbled upon this ornament on a website and I just had to buy it!

It now hangs from a wire on a base in my room. I just love it! I also have a matted print like the one above. My journal bares on the cover the same print, and I have a matching patch, key chain, sticker, bookmark, and a few other things that I can't think of. This painting is by far my favorite of all of her work. There are a few things that I still need to collect that have this print in some way like a travel coffee mug, a ceramic mug, a tote, an 8 inch figurine (it's bigger than the ornament, and on her website you can buy it signed!), a jewelry box, and a few other things.

Her art book (which I also have) has an art portfolio of all that she has painted or drawn up to the year 2006, which is when the book was released. Her website has a lot of her recent works, along with any hand made things she has created. I'm very grateful to have found her work, because she really does transport you to a world of myth and magick.

If you would like to learn more about Jessica Galbreth and her work then check out her website. If you ever have a hard time finding a gift for someone that is very unique or seems to have just about everything, Jessica's work or items are very beautiful, and I might just bet your friends might not have heard of her before. She really is worth a look around her website. You might want to sign up for her newsletter. She gives the scoop on what she might be working on, secret sales, and you get to be the first person to find out when things are placed on her website.

That's it for today. I'm done gushing over Jessica Galbreth, though this might not be the last time I do so ^_-

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Things I Love Thursday!

Yay! Another edition of Things I Love Thursday! There's not theme to this one. It's just a bunch of things that I love.

This and this necklace! I love both the gold and silver version of this cute swallow necklace. They are priced differently ($39 for the gold, $26 for the silver), but why choose just one! ^_-

This photograph of Alexis Bledel, one of my favorite actresses.

The new issue of Seventeen magazine with the Jonas Brothers on the cover! <3

This *yummy* boy, Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers!!! <3

This darling shirt! I love it in light blue waaaaaaay better.

This cute doll! I Love Lucy! This doll is from one of my favorite episodes, "The Ballet." It won't be released until June 2009.

This doll! I love the photograph and the person in it! Her name is Casandra. She's a very lovely person! I also love the person that took the photograph, Kailee. They are both very sweet people.

This shirt! I hope to get it the next time I go to Disneyland.

These shoes! I won't get them until September 2009, since they are a special order shoes for the 40th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion.

Well that's it for this edition of Things I Love Thursday. Take care dolls! ^_^