Tuesday, July 3, 2012

midsummer parade

A new piece I made today. It was a rainy morning so I woke up at 6:00am, made myself some lavender earl grey tea and worked straight through until evening. Perfect day. It's approximately 18"x22". I would zoom in to see fairy details, if I were you.

9 comments:

Lisa Jayne said...

There's a small wood very near to where I live and I could easily imagine this little parade going through there. I grew up in a rural village in Suffolk and we had lots of beautiful woods near us and in the spring they were always full of bluebells : )

Kristin said...

Lovely, a good use of your rainy day! I can't seem to zoom in to see the details, but it's really lovely, nonetheless.

Molly said...

Really precious. I just love all of your work, all so genuine and delightful, close to nature and packed with meaning and love of life.

Rob Ryan said...

I love love love love love your work. It has so much heart it lifts me up up up ! I am so honoured you follow my blog!
Bestest wishes
Rob Ryan.

Rob Ryan said...

I love love love love love your work. It has so much heart it lifts me up up up ! I am so honoured you follow my blog!
Bestest wishes
Rob Ryan.

Kirsten said...

This is gorgeous!

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My pinterest profile is at http://pinterest.com/kirstenmccoz/

Pom Pom said...

What a wonderful work! The details are stunning!

Mikaela said...

Oh my goodness, this looks like my weekend--really! I attended the Midsummer Festival at Folklore Village in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, near where I live, Madison. (http://folklorevillage.org/t2/home) I thought of you and your work at several points during the weekend--about how we were really doing the things you paint. We built a fairy village out of sticks and leaves and lit it up at night. We decorated a midsummer pole with foraged leaves and flowers, and then danced around it. We made strawberry-rhubarb jam. We played scandinavian music and danced Irish dances. We processed through the night following our Irish fiddler to the historic church on the property, where we shared midnight snack and sung a few rounds, before finishing the night with dancing by candlelight in the old schoolhouse. Really! You should think about coming to a midsummer or midwinter festival; I think you would love it. It's quite possible you could attend for free if you offered to teach some workshops--on making small animals? On watercolor and collage? Here's hoping I'll see you there some year! Please contact me for more information if you're interested. robertson.mikaela@gmail.com.

Mikaela said...

P.S. The nursery at Folklore is painted with glow-in-the-dark fairies JUST like those in this picture. That's when I knew I had to leave a comment...