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Desert Rat

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Desert Rat

Sitting here in dusty slanted desert light, I watch the sun setting in hues of crimson beyond the window. My skin has slowly turned from Winter's ash to the brown of the surrounding land. A desert rat now; all I wish for is to hear the hidden Conversations between the cactus wren and the saguaro, The dust devil and the sand, The moon and the owl, The creosote and the rain.

Dawn

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Dawn

The woods to the east slowly appear from beneath night's cloak, though they never fully relinquish their shadowy mystery. Branches and leaves sketch mysterious runes against the lightening sky. A bird calls, tentatively, and then falls silent. All is breathless, hushed, awaiting the miracle. A fresh day waits in the wings, newly born. From beyond the rim where the stars live, it begins to trace the steps of yesterday, tiptoeing quietly across the land, leaving stipples of dew in its wake. Aurora, then, all pale pinks and purples, rises above the wood with a corona of golden fire upon her brow. She unrolls the radiant blue scroll of the day, pushing the dark scroll of the night ever to the west, until it disappears beyond the horizon. She smiles her brilliant eclipse of a smile, and all the world awakens from its dreams.

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dream

I dreamt that I lived in an ancient library, the scrolls and tomes contained within were written by the moon. There were skylights that were opened only on the nights of the full moon, where her cold light fell onto pedestals upon which lay magical paper. The lunar light painted iridescent patterns upon it, and etched astral words which glowed like quicksilver.
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Katherine and her dolly

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Cloth doll artist

Favourite Visual Artist
Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, Wendy & Brian Froud
Favourite Movies
Pan's Labyrinth, Mirrormask, The Secret of Roan Inish, Ever After, Garden State, The Dark Cryst
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Van Morrison, Kate Bush, Nickel Creek, lots more
Favourite Writers
Lewis Carroll, Patricia McKillip, Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Bear, Michelle Sagura West
Tools of the Trade
cloth, scissors, wire, clay, paper.......
Other Interests
gardening, reading, things with wings, procrastination

Sale Time!

Sale Time!

I'm having a sale in my shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheFairiesNest because for some unknown reason the fairies have not been good at helping out with repairs and unexpected expenses this summer...imagine that! So until September 30th everything is 25% off, just use the coupon code FANTASTICFALL when you check out. I had a cool ad that I made that I was going to insert here but I can't figure out how....so just imagine it. >< It's been a crazy year...sigh...I'm more than ready for uninteresting times.

Has it been a year?

Has it been a year?

I just realized that it's been over a year since I posted a journal here...ack. I promise I really have been here; looking at your wonderful artwork, reading your delicious poetry, and leaving comments too! Here's a taste of what I've been loving at DA lately.... :thumb177482923: :thumb177783418: :thumb174761485: :thumb61548936: :thumb178124414: :thumb173531815: Life's been kind of interesting lately. I'm making some dolls for a movie...I'll be in those tiny credits at the end that fly by too fast to read ;) and I've been working away steadily at my dolls...just having the usual fun. Ready for summer to quit and looking forward to Fall!

Counting Crows

Counting Crows

One for sadness, two for mirth; Three for marriage, four for birth; Five for laughing, six for crying: Seven for sickness, eight for dying; Nine for silver, ten for gold Eleven a secret that will never be told. :thumb62018072::thumb109418341::thumb113391674::thumb113414541::thumb102748647: :thumb95709364::thumb21475597::thumb31763568::thumb109820764::thumb63602409::thumb132359388: and a few by my all time favorite DA poet, the marvelous ~maenad77 (https://www.deviantart.com/maenad77) :thumb75804691::thumb74251585::thumb65996298:

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RhissannaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hugs for the fav for poor, dear Lucy!  rhissanna.deviantart.com/art/Sleeping-Lucy-408796376
RhissannaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ohh! Cynthia! Thank you for the fav for my Alices! rhissanna.deviantart.com/art/D…
fairiesnestProfessional Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome, they're delightful!
RhissannaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav! [link] She's almost finished!
I know that you have done tutorials before, do you think that you could do one on how you do the doll's hair? Your dolls are absolutely amazing!!!! I am so inspired by what you do and the doll i made based on yours my little sister loves!
fairiesnestProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I could do that. I'm in the middle of house upheaval at the moment but maybe when the move is over. It's really super easy just two bunches of yarn... 1)one front to back with a seam right above the "bangs" and 2)one side to side with a middle seam for the part. Then glue down 1 and then 2 over it. I then use a felting needle to make it well attached. Easy Peasy!
Thank you solo much!!!