The wire fairies dance together,
flying in a fair,
Twisting and switching
through the warm air.
Flitting through the flowers,
chasing errant bees,
hiding in the trumpet flowers
of convolvulus and weeds.
Little silver fairies,
made of twisted wire,
forged by clever, loving hands,
metal from the fire.
I drew this last night. I interpreted my wire fairy as a real one (with embellishments). I wanted to get the picture to look like one of those adult colouring books. I drew the outlines first with a thin black pen, then I shaded it in with spectrum noir coloured metallic pencil crayons. I finally outlined the fairy with a slightly thicker and darker black ink pen. Drawn in a Windsor and Newton heavy weight case bound sketchbook. A5 size.
I finished the wire fairy about three am, fighting to get the wings attached and in the right place. I gave her a long ponytail that looks like it’s blowing in a gale.
This afternoon she was attached to our laurel bush outside. She is hung on a nail, not very graceful but it works. I tried drawing her. All those curls of wire are difficult to draw. I didn’t want to be too precise. I think the drawing is quite spooky.
Trying to make a wire fairy I got before Christmas. It was from a stall at the monthly Saturday craft Market at Wedgewood pottery, Barlaston, near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
My arms are aching from twisting wire. I’m currently trying to get the hair done and then later I’ve got it try and make wings. I lost track of time and missed joining in choir practice. After an afternoon of pulling up weeds and brambles, and trying to tackle two lots of russian vine that has taken over a corner of the garde, I am whacked. Now I’m off to cook some food. Might try and finish this later tonight…..
Caught on camera, this fairie metallic us, seen flitting over the lake at Trentham Gardens. Like a dragonfly. Was she catching gnats for supper or taking a drink of water from the lake.
Fairies rarely stay still long enough to be photographed. Their magic powers mean that they can hide from view. I only caught this image by dodging out from between the trees and having my camera on zoom. That is why it suffers from camera shake.
Lol actually there are lots of wire weave fairies at Trentham but I just tried to write a small fiction about this one.