Monday, July 27, 2009

Fairies at Sovereign House

Many thanks to all the fairies, mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, sisters, patient brothers and friends who came to visit the Fairies at Sovereign house.

Such a lot of fairies
with wings, little fairy shoes, tiaras, gloves and clouds of pink,

enjoying fairy refreshments and fairy finds, and entering the "How Many Fairies" contest (there were several correct entries, "44 including the fairy dog and snow fairies", and the winner was the first correct one drawn from the jar. Well done!).

These are only a few of the many lovely photos we took and I will post more soon. Watercolour fairies on the drawing board are keeping me busy for the next three weeks.

About the Fairy Finds, the consensus is that the carved, hollowed-out acorns must be lanterns like those in the Illustrated Fairy Gazettes, and the walnut shell with the thistledown lining certainly looks like a cradle. The rounder, squatter acorns are common in this neighbourhood but the longer, pointed one is unusual for around here. And yet there it was in the garden.

"They who have eyes to see, let them see". What fairy finds are in your back yard?


  1. It looks like you will have no shortage of fairy models. I wonder if, like Cicely Mary Barker, you draw children you know?

    I love the little acorns!

  2. LOL, I like the rather glum little boy in the first pic, who looks like he's been reluctantly dragged along!

  3. I've been hoping that you'd put up a post or three about this special event.

    It's great to see that lots of young folk really got into the spirit of the day. (Agree with PG that the little boy adopting that nonchalant pose is very appealing. He adds a bit of accent to the feminine froth!)

    Best wishes with all your watercolors, and please do post more photos when you've got the opportunity.


  4. The pictures are charming and it looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Congratulations on such a successful day!