Saturday, November 19, 2011


Well, it was another grey day with no water, so I ploughed onwards with my fairy make-over. 

I blushed her with rouge(actually artist's soft pastels) and then, to set it, I sprayed her with acrylic seal. The varnish has the effect of smoothing out the lumps, softening the paint and making the skin look translucent.

And I walked around with a fairy on my hand with her hair in a shower cap, for about an hour until she wasn't sticky any more.

The I really considered the clothed/naked options. I know fairies should be naked, but I wanted something like the Christmas Tree fairies I'd seen and ached for as a kid  So I rummaged around in my lace heap and found something suitable

So far, so pink, right?

But then, disaster (and If you're of a sensitive disposition, you may need to turn away.)


  1. Oh NO!!! That is horrible! It would have ruined my whole entire day! :o(((( Can she be suitably repaired? A little magic fairy dust perhaps? She was looking so perfectly winsome!!! Hugs...and more Hugs ~ Robin

  2. It was a horrifying moment, actually! But, it seems to be gluing back ok and I've wrapped a little green silk ribbon over the join, to hide it and hopefully give the repair some strength. But bother! I was hoping to have her finished today!

  3. Ohhhhhhhhh noooooooooo!! I hope she can be repaired. She's so lovely!

  4. OMG hate those disasters. Do hope she is on the mend!

  5. Glad your fairy is healing!!

    I have added a link on my potpourri post for Orris Root.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    love, kelee

  6. oh..poor fairy..poor you !!
    i hope she can be healed!!

  7. Oh my gosh--can you put it back? I sure hope so!!!

  8. She's glued, I'm happy to say, and the glue seems to be holding. Thank you, everyone, for your support! It was a horrible moment, but that will teach me to be more careful. If I can get photos, I'll post some tomorrow.

    I won't post pictures of me dissecting a long dead cicada. *Shudders*

  9. Ohhh you dressed her beautifully, i totally agree, she looks better dressed, she looked so cold without
    hugs June x

  10. What a sweet little precious doll and the dress you made is divine. I'm sending you Best Thanksgiving Wishes from My Blog to Yours. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  11. Oh rhissana...your poor little fairy...will be fine... Don't you have armature wire inside,of her? That,support will help with all of these mishaps!@!, love Colleen

  12. I wish I had! This was before I knew about armatures or anything like that.


Thank you all for the wonderful and supportive things you say! I'm thrilled to read them and I reply to each one.