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Friday, April 20, 2012

Wings are for Flying

Hello Everyone!
Well, another week has just flown by!
Luckily, I made it back just in time to link up with the Butterfliers this week for their theme of FAIRIES!

I absolutely adore fairies...and mermaids and unicorns and...you get the idea ;P
In fact, I was just finishing a Fairy and Child painting the day I found out I was pregnant...weird, right?!
The painting is in my sidebar for those who've never seen it...

I even turned Maggie into a fairy a couple years ago.  I cut out her photo and added wings with colored pencil for the opening page of one of her scrapbooks.



I still haven't finished this book...or started anymore since, but at least this page turned out cute....haha!


I haven't painted a fairy in ages, so I was really looking forward to making something to link up!
After a few sketches, including this one....


I made this:


Her face kinda reminds me of Scully (Gillian Anderson) from X-files...haha!


I broke out my gold leaf again for her circlet...I just love that stuff :)


The words are bits from vintage children's books that I assembled to make this encouraging message,

You are beautiful, enchanting and wise...
Believe you have wings...
                                  ...and fly

Hope you like her :)

She is in the shop waiting for a new home. 
Don't forget about the coupon code BDAYWISHES for 15% off until the end of April, just in case...heehee!

As always, thank you for stopping by!
This weekend we got to the Renaissance Faire!  I'll show pictures as soon as we return.

Oh, and don't worry Drawing Lab Lesson Partners...we will be doing the next Lesson next week, too!  So sorry I've lagged a bit on that :(

Enjoy your weekend...
...use those wings!

Super duper mega hugs,
Cameron

20 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Wow! She is gorgeous! And i love the quote. She does have Jillian's eyes. :)

iamrushmore said...

I'm so glad you're lagging on the drawing lab because it makes me feel better for lagging! your fairy is bad-ass! I love her. she looks like she doesn't take any crap. -Karen

Carol said...

She is fantastic and I love the quote!!!

Fallingladies said...

She's wonderful and wise looking! I love how you work with acrylic. I have such trouble with it after spending so much time on watercolors. Do you do your black lines first then paint in the flesh tones? Or the other way around? And it looks like you highlight with something besides acrylic, like colored pencil Or oil pastels? Just being nosey...

Heather Henry said...

She is very beautiful and yes, she does sort of resemble Gillian, haha!
Have a wonderful time at the Ren Faire. yay!! Can't wait to see pics. :)

Jennifer said...

Yay fairies! She really does look like the lady from the X files lol! I do the same thing sometimes. I'll paint someone who isn't a real person, then realize their resemblance to someone real. That sentence sounded odd but you know what I mean. I would love to do a Skype art date with you! I am in exams until the end of next week but afterwards we should definitely set a date. Send me an email, or I will send you an email. Whichever! This will be so fun!

Incipient Wings said...

i love her!
she does look like scully...were you watching the X-files when you painted her?
she's beautiful, and how cute is Maggie-fairy!?
have a great night:)

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

OMGOSH! She does look like Scully.
I Loved that show :)

Your work is always fantastic, I love seeing all your new work.

Have a splendid weekend!

~Diane

Joyce van der Lely said...

Wow cool faery ! (everybody seems to be doing Fairies everywhere at the moment.....do we need Magic perhaps ?) Yours looks very wise (she could have a pet owl.....hint,hint...) Thanks for your compliment on my dollies, I'm having fun with them, but they do take their time I can tell you that !) Looking forward to the pics of the R-fair ! Oh and congrats Miss m on her new belt ! My Master T is going for grading tomorrow :) xoxo

Daniele Valois said...

That scrap page is adorable. I love adding wings! Your painting totally does look like Gillian Anderson! Fun!!!

So when I read this really quick I first read that you were just drawing a fairy and you found out you were pg... my jaw dropped to the floor. Then I re-read it... :D

Kristin said...

I agree! She DOES look like that character - she is SO beautiful and expressive and that quote is perfect! Very cool and unique, love it (and the gold leaf!) xoxo

Piarom said...

This fairy is one of my favorites;) Love her wings and her golden circlet! And yes looks like pretty Scully was your template, as you paint her :)

WrightStuff said...

I love fairies. I keep looking for them in my garden... One day...

Caz said...

oh my gosh she actually does look a little like Scully! Man I miss the Xfiles :-P I love this painting, she looks very regal!!

Denise said...

She does look like her! She's beautiful. I love fairies too. I am always adding wings to my vintage photos in PhotoShop. I just love to play!

Kristin said...

Thank you! Thank you! Very cool and unexpected - thank you for your sweet congratulations and have a great Tuesday! xoxo

trisha too said...

Your little dolly girl makes a magical fairy, Cam!

By the way, I'm always so happy when you stop by, it seems like we've been blog visiting with each other for quite a while!)

:)

Erin K said...

Aw, your daughter makes such a sweet little fairy! There's nothing more magical than a sleeping child. ^_^

I love your painting! The gold leafing must be tricky to work with...but it adds such a wonderful finish...and her face...she looks like a fairy queen with those regal eyes and elegant nose. ^_^

Again, thank you for the sweet birthday wishes on my blog...I love having you visit! ^_^ Have a great week, Cam!

Carmen said...

Ooh, missed this post. I can certainly see Scully in there - think it's the eyes! Maybe that's what she was doing in that prolonged absence that time. It wasn't alien abduction it was faery abduction! Ooer!Maybe this pretty lady is the result of a pairing with a faery lord!

Will stop rambling now ;)

She's gorgeous as is your Maggie book.

hugs x

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Love your little fairy...such a sweet photo and I love how you created those wings for her. :) Now the other fairy art does indeed resemble Scully! How neat! It is such a lovely painting. :)

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