Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I took this picture of a drawing my daughter did years ago. It is easy to become enchanted with the notion of tiny winged creatures mysteriously flitting about unseen and spreading a little goodwill magic onto the harsh realities of life.
In addition to Penelope Puddle drawings, my daughter created an abundance of fairy drawings which we eventually copyrighted as BC Fairies. Some found their way into my art cards. Some of the fairies have names rooted in the fictional origins I created for them.
At a glance the fairies are easily mistaken for miniature birds, dragonflies or butterflies. They have flown from all parts of the globe, risking the ravages of weather and distance, to settle in the rainforests of coastal British Columbia. The little litterbugs love to scribble notes that they usually scatter outdoors. Some fairies have narrowly missed being seen inside the homes of unsuspecting humans in need of an uplifting message.
BC Fairies might look small and frail but their individual traits make them largely invincible. The names, interpretations and origins of seven fairies are: Elsa, Noble, Germany; Muriel, Shining Sea, Ireland; Abril, Open, France; Halla, Unexpected Gift, Africa; Alegria, Cheerful, Spain; Tori, Bird, Japan; Zola, Peace On Earth, Italy
I like how some dictionaries mention a goddess/fairy connection:
Main Entry: Fairy
Pronunciation: 'far-E, 'fer-
Inflected Form(s): plural fair·ies
Etymology: from Latin Fata, goddess of fate
My brand of fairies have unique characteristics of their own. In addition to the name BC Fairies being suggestive of the large coastal transportation fleet known as BC Ferries, here are a few key points:
1 a : BC Fairies believe humans possess inner wings which when tapped into enables them to do surprising things of magical proportions b : notable BC Fairies are seven mystic creatures from different parts of the globe who settled in the enchanted West Coast rainforests of British Columbia c : each fairy has a unique characteristic that humans also possess d: the fairies scatter messages to awaken people to their own gifts and powers ready to be unfurled
BC Fairies don’t stay still for long and I confess I need to incorporate some of their motivation into my creative life. All rights are reserved for BC Fairies but future projects will fly only as MY own wings become unfurled.
BC Fairies All Rights Reserved
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