Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has launched a collection of perfume oil blends based on Neil Gaiman’s ‘Stardust’ (the film to be released immanently!). The series is inspired by the characters, locations, ideas and dreams found within the story, and includes:
Fairy Market – Otherworldly golden incense, blooming wind-flowers, everlasting lavender, bluebell, a faint whiff of exotic sugared candies, and fae mist upon wet green grass.
Tristran – Dust on your trousers, mud on your boots, and stars in your eyes: redwood, tonka bean, white sandalwood, lemon peel, patchouli, rosewood, coriander, and crushed mint.
Victoria – Graceful vanilla musk, tea rose, and stargazer lily.
The Witch Queen – Wild plum, red musk, tuberose, calla lily, heliotrope, pimento, ylang ylang and beeswax beneath a dark haze of sinister purple-hued incense smoke.
Yvaine – The high, crystalline scent of a star-filled night with blue lavender and lush magnolia.
Proceeds from the sale of the Stardust collection go to the Comic Book Legal Defence Fund.Filed under Beauty | Comment (0)
Silver Stars is the online portfolio of Rachel Anderson, a fantasy artist and illustrator from New York. Rachel paints digitally with a graphics tablet in Photoshop and Painter. There are several tutorials on the website which gives tips and walk-throughs for creating a full image or just details such as pointed ears. Her fantastic paintings are available as open edition prints and on a variety of merchandise.Filed under Art & Illustration | Comment (0)
Martine Lund Hoel is a Norwegian composer and musician who uses a traditional Norwegian folk instrument, the hardanger fiddle. Her repertoire includes Nordic, Balkan and Celtic folk music and Baroque. Martine contributed the music for the hugely popular ‘A Knock at the Door’ film created by the Duirwaigh Gallery team.Filed under Music | Comment (0)
Jane Sullivan, an Irish-American artist, beautifully combines the art of calligraphy and illuminated letters with fairy and fantasy art. With a scholarly background in Celtic and Medieval Studies, Jane’s creations look as if they could have graced the pages of the finest Medieval manuscripts. Her fairy art shows graceful be-winged ladies surrounded by intricate Celtic borders in a soft palette of water colours.Filed under Art & Illustration | Comment (0)
A fleeting flutter, nimble quick.
A fairy flit round new leaf tip.
Gave me a wink; try this one sip.
From acorn cup put to my lip.
Upon my tongue sweet nectar drop.
My world did spin and then did stop.
And blinking much I realised.
I now had wings and was her size.
Surprised, I found another change.
My manly body rearranged.
A female form did now have I.
She winked again that naughty eye.
Then flew me gently hand in hand.
And lay me down on velvet land.
Embraced and kissed me softly and …
I’ve long forgot I was a man.
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Cheri Desiree is the artist behind Empeirusde’Faire. As well as the more common faerie folk, Cheri also sculpts the most curious ‘Fantasy Tails’ faerie pets. These little critters have candy coloured fur and sparkling iridescent wings, and include kitties, bears and even monkeys. Each doll is a one of a kind, and Cheri also takes commissions and sells materials and tutorial books.Filed under Sculpture | Comment (0)
These are very exciting times indeed for faery fans in the UK, Europe and further afield!
After numerous requests we are launching a very special magazine dedicated to the realms of Fae, here in the UK.
FAE – Faeries and Enchantment will début this Autumn with a special souvenir ’3 Wishes Faery Fest’ edition. The official magazine launch will follow in Spring 2008.
Please feel free to email us with articles, artwork, events and any other faerie related ideas and we will put them into the faerie pot for consideration! Email ideas to info @ faemagazine.com
Barbara Brown is a fantasy artist whose repertoire include enchanted maidens, fearsome dragons and mystical mermaids. The paintings are produced using traditional watercolours and acrylics as well as digitally. Barbara has also created some lovely dolls in the past, but has given that up to concentrate solely on painting. The images are available as prints and on a range of merchandise.Filed under Art & Illustration | Comment (0)
When Elisabeth Finn of Beneath the Leaf spies old discarded items she doesn’t think rubbish, but instead imagines the perfect faerie residence. These vintage treasures include cases, baskets, tin plate toys and even watering cans that have been given a new lease of life as very desirable miniature cottages. Each house is crammed full of details giving a clue to the owners tastes and personality. Here you will find cosy cottages, faerie farmsteads and all manner of essential emporia, each lavishly adorned with flowers and foliage and miniature accessories.Filed under Sculpture | Comment (0)
Jennifer Singleton is a fantasy artist and poet from Canberra, Australia. Inspired by the dark, romantic and Otherworldly, her art has a decidedly Gothic air. Jennifer works both in traditional media and digitally to create her haunting beauties. In the Twilight Whispers galleries you will find faeries and elves, vampires, spell casters and mermaids.Filed under Art & Illustration | Comment (1)