Welcome to my post for my dear friend Magaly's All Hallows Grim Blog Party :D
This years theme is "The Darker side of Faeries"
Now most of you will recognise me as a friendly (almost 50) homemaker, who likes to get a bit busy in the art and craft department....but I can have a dark side too!
The first thing that sprang to my mind was to make a Faerie Godmummy(forgot to take a final photo) and she is hopefully already with Magaly by now :D
So then I had to make someone else. I was making a Witch out of wood, but she decided to get all jazzed up for the party, and disguised herself as a sparklie faerie :D
Maybe I should disguise myself for the party too, just a new hat and a bit of lippy...
oh and hair...dreads to be exact :D My hair is too fine to dread(I think), so I bought some extentions from Woodland Wild called Elflocks....and I love them(though my kids said "your not going out to the shops in them are you?")
...and why not be a faerie for the day? Hubby likes the new/old me. He says I look more like me dressed like this. I certainly feel more like me :D
...and you all know I am a Garden Faerie....so I am going to kick the middle-aged thing into touch and reconnect with Nature(yes that basket is full of apples I grew)
(I love this pic...it is how I see me)
And last but not least, a canvas I painted called "Through the Veil"
A lot of people get all creeped out about reaching out to lost loved ones at this time of year. I try to think of it as them being on a journey in a region where there are few "hot spots" and poor phone signals. Samhain/Halloween, is the point where the signal is clearest. It is their(and our) chance to phone home and let us know how they are! If your family members where travelling abroad and you got an unexpected call or text from them, would you ignore it? Or grab the phone and chat for as long as you could? So what if it "might" be a wrong number or nuisance call...you can always hang up :D
...but the hand reaching out to you probably just wants to say "hello, I'm ok!"
Will you extend the hand of friendship? This Faerie ALWAYS does :D
From this Faerie's friendly heart
A wish for all before we part,
That love and frienships hold you dear
Til we meet again at the close of year.
A Blessed Samhain to you all :D
(and yes I know we're a week early, but Mags is moving house :D)