I am moonlight and moth flight,
owl wing and wonder.
I am flutter and flicker,
last glimmer of twilight,
first shimmer of starlight.
I will take wing and dance
in the shadow of moonbeams,
for you my beloved,
Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in books, old folktales, and the past. That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday existence, causing glorious havoc.
One thing that I tend not to go into depth about on Tumblr is my huge love of the works of Jim Henson and in particular his collaborations with the insanely talented Brian Froud.
I have a small but respectable collection of Froud`s work and have poured through the pages on numerous occasions. Studying every image and always managing to find something I had never noticed before.
It`s a shame that Jim Henson died so young and never again had the opportunity to collaborate again with Brian Froud. The two times they did work together the results were magical.
Faeries can be found in all cultures, such as Persian,
Chinese, Greek, but mostly Irish and Celtic.
Basically Faeries are spirits of nature, they might have some
aspects similar to humans.
These beings can be linked to the four elements, trees, flowers, darks aspects, seasons among other things.
Some legends behold them as being mischievous or even evil. But faeries have their own views on good and bad which might go against with what humans consider of that.
I believe no faery is completely good or bad but fluidly embodies both extremes.” Brian Froud
Some of these spirits can be more friendly towards humans while others might not be so open to connect to humans. It also depend on the type of human, if it’s a person who respects nature or not.
Some terms related to Faery are:
latin “fata”- destine
gaelic- people from the hills/ mountain
(gaelic variation of sidhe)
“Faeries show us the flow and the possibilities of change. They show us clarity and insight and the fact that everything is connected and that we are all part of one another.” Brian Froud