Saturday, December 19, 2009

Captured Faery Sold....

I'm so excited...I just can't hide it...Rosebud, the captured faery just got adopted!!!  (dancing and singing)    It was last weekend actually but in going through my post I realized that I hadn't told anyone. I am so excited and just had to share it with you. For those that are reading my blog for the first time let me explain. I recently was added as one of the Alabama artist to the Harrison Brothers Museum. It is a wonderfully restored hardware store in Huntsville, Alabama. When you walk thru the front door you feel as though you have stepped back in time. All throughout the store there are displays of artist work.  I am so honored and proud to say that my Southern Ooaks are one of those displays. If you are in the Huntsville area, please go and take a look around and ask for Southern Ooaks. Be warned won't walk out alone!!!!

Rosebud is the first in a series called "Captured Faeries" .  Each one will be displayed in a cage, a teapot, a
teacup, candle holder or a tiny trinket box. I hope to add more to the museum by Easter.
Most of my ooaks are soft bodies with only their heads, hands and feet sculpted out of clay. Rosebud is one of my ooaks that is a fully sculpted clay faery. I have discovered that some of the other ooak artist make their wings with papers but I like to make mine with fabrics or when I'm blessed, real wings. I say "blessed" because how often do you find butterfly wings, dragonfly wings or cicada wings laying around? I could never kill any of those beautiful creatures for their wings but when I happen upon one that has already moved on then I preserve that beauty and design with them. I go to extremes at times too when I do find them. One day we were going down the interstate and one flew right into the windshield. A big, beautiful butterfly...the blue ones that we just don't see to often here. The speed limit was 70 and I made my poor friend slow down so as not to let the butterfly come off until we could pull over (safely) and I could jump out and get it. I think I got out of the vehicle before we actually stopped...LOL!! The little thing wasn't dead..just stunned. I stood with tears in my eyes and watched it fly away. Tears of joy, of course!!!

Thank you for stopping by and come back again. Until then,


**NOTE: No faeries are harmed while living in their new habitats. I find them in my garden, wings broken, poor dears. I place them in the habitats to keep them safe, so they can heal and be far away from Ms. Peaches, our cat. I don't think I need to explain!!


  1. She is beautiful!

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!!

  2. Thank you Debbie!!!

    I hope that you have a wonderful holiday and a very Merry Christmas!!