My son Oscar found these little gumnuts at his school and immediately I saw little faery hats. I began collecting more when I caught the attention of two young school girls who were very interested in what I was doing. When I told them… Continue Reading “Gumnut Faeries”
The Hills Art Market Memorial Ave. Emerald Vic Saturday March 10th 9am – 3pm I’m at it again, market number 2 is less than a week away and this time I feel a little more confident, and a little less organised. So I figure… Continue Reading “Dead Faeries at the Hills Art Market”
Ah Halloween is drawing closer.. so as a treat I thought I’d share with you how I make my dead faery sculptures. When I first tried to make a dead faery I searched the internet and could only find one tutorial, which I have… Continue Reading “DIY – Dead Faery Tutorial”
I’ve been busy yet again creating even more dead faeries! I decided to experiment with new ideas which resulted in the conjoined twins corpse. Pretty neat huh!? I also handmade more artifacts including a bow and arrow, developed new tags and labels and also… Continue Reading “Behold! The Two Headed Faery Corpse”
A while back I wrote about making a dead faery, which you can read about here. Looking back I realised never actually linked the fairy hoax story.. it’s known as ‘The Derbyshire Mummified Fairy’ created by artist Dan Baines. Interesting story, if you have… Continue Reading “More Dead Faeries”
There’s a neat little shop not too far from me in Belgrave called Limerence. They stock quirky and rustic Australian handmade gifts and exhibit art each month. Their latest exhibition is a 24 hour art experiment called ‘Bender’ and I simply HAD to take… Continue Reading “24hr Artwork Challenge”
‘Toy to the World’ is a custom toy design project and charity event held in Melbourne. I have posted about this event a few times which you can read about here and see my submissions for last years exhibition here. Well it was on once… Continue Reading “My Little Poby”
Little miss Eve recently had her 2nd birthday and I wanted to make her something special. The last few times I saw her she had a tule faery skirt on so I thought I’d make another skirt to add to her collection. (A girl… Continue Reading “Flower Faery Skirt”
I like to go faery spotting sometimes. The trick is knowing how to find them.. instead of looking around a tree, or in a tree, look at the tree. Look closely at the bark and the texture. Soon enough, you’re likely to see a… Continue Reading “Faery Spotting”
This is a recent creation inspired by the ‘Dead fairy hoax’ and the idea of displaying a faery corpse in a shadow box like you would a dead butterfly. I found some step by step instructions that you can also follow here. You can of course alter the method and equipment used to suit yourself.
For this one pictured I used a small toy skeleton found on ebay, stockings, pva glue, hot glue, tissue, spray paint, acrylic paint (inc. gold) celephane and alpaca fur. (use whatever hair/fur you can get hold of) The wand is made from a stick, piece of amethyst and some waxy thread also known as ‘cat gut’ which is often used to make dream catches.Oh, and glue.
I did some research and came up with the latin terms ‘Volatilis Virgo’ which means ‘Winged Girl/Maiden’ and ‘Veneficus Virga’ which is ‘Magic Wand’. Or according to one translation, ‘Poisonous green stick’ which almost works.