Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Litha...or...Waiting for the day to begin...


Hello there my pretties!
Are you all enjoying the Summer?
Seems like I haven't been around here for a very long time...
Life's like that sometimes...if you don't hold tightly to time...it has this way of escaping your grip.

Of course I haven't been totally idle (no eye rolling you lot!)...I have been doing some arty things...although these days...I just seem to let it lead...with me following behind trying to catch up with it...

I posted the origins of this painting on the PAN blog here
She is obviously the bottom sketch...and I knew that she was in just the right pose for a laid back faery...so...gave her a couple of toadstools and here she is...finished...I think...

In the beginning...I thought that she was waiting for something...but couldn't make my mind up what or who...she seems to be looking across into the distance...and of course...there is the answer...she is waiting for the sun...

She is a Fae of the Midsummer...a Solstice Fae...and she is watching the sun rise on this special long day...presumably she is resting...before the faery revelries begin...

It is long known that these little beings can really party...
Maybe...one day...they will let me join in with them again...I'm not too fussy about the size of the cakes...and I don't drink the hard stuff...so I wouldn't tread on any of them by mistake...
If I cross my fingers...maybe this year...

I have a dear friend called Linda...who each year celebrates the coming of the Fae...she lives with her Grandchildren in New Mexico...where the faeries sure know how to party...and everyone gets to see them...if you would like to join in...here's how you get there click

If I don't see you again for a while...
You know where I'll be...
Happy Midsummer Solstice my faery friends...
Hold on tightly to time...and sprinkle faery dust in your wake...


11 comments:

Julie Kendall said...

I love the way the background fades away, she is so peaceful.....Cee this is beautiful.
xxx

Linda in New Mexico said...

You have no idea how humbled I am by your including me for folks to see. You're a gem.
This faery has been in a dream of mine ever since I first saw your sketchy thing. She is a quiet one but has little pearls of wisdom to impart. She was speaking to a group of children in my dream and letting them know that this (existance) is not all there is. Gives me goose bumps as I recall it. She's right of course and the children all started dancing and singing...IMAGINE. Too wonderful. And I must say she is fabulously compelling in your portrait of her. I agree with Ms. Julie peaceful. Thanks Cee you old mountain witchy you. XXOO The Olde Bagg

D.Suplicki said...

She is SO beautiful! I love that you really did reuse that sketch you found and turned her into a fairy. She looks expectant, but peaceful.

Wonderful work.

Crystalrainbow said...

she is stunning i adore her and perfect to be waiting for the solstice xx

Oberon's Wood said...

Aww shucks everyone...you are making me blush!!!
I'm glad you like the picture...she was so laid back I had plenty of time to paint her this time :o)

Julie...coming from an artist with your talent...(even though you try to hide it)...that is a great compliment!

Linda have you been visiting Oberon's Wood again in your dreams...I thought I spied you lurking behind the trees...he he he...Gave me goosebumps reading about it!!!

Danni...
Thank you sweetpea...you know maybe it was a good thing about the mice...at least it inspired me!

Crystal...
Thank you...you are too kind :0)

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Gloria said...

Thank you for following me. Linda is also my friend and I enjoy her blog as well. I too shall follow you. Take care.

Oberon's Wood said...

Duendes...
Wow three for one!
See what happens when I forget to publish my comments...bad me...bad me!
Thank you sweetheart...I'll go take a look...

Oberon's Wood said...

Gloria...
You are very welcome sweetheart :0)
How could anyone not love Linda?
See you soon...