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Ariadne - Labyrinth Fairy - Rachel Anderson
In Fairy Garden, Webs of Dew. In Fairy Realms, Paths be Wove. Born of Needle and of Weave - this Classic Craft, Fabric of thy Verse to be:
Sitting on her Fairy Throne, thinking of thy Curves to Shape. One Stitch here, one Stitch there - Fabric of thy Fairy's Dress. Resting on her Fairy Seat, dreaming of thy Arcs to Weave. One Curve here, one Curve there - Pattern of thy Pillow's Realm. Lounging on her Fairy Couch, musing of thy Paths to Knit. One Row here, one Row there - Parting of thy Curtain's Gate ... Dreaming of thy Garden's Path, Walking of thy Maze to Turn. Tipping of thy Padded Feet, Purring of thy Heart to Quest. Sniffing of thy Morning Scent, Knowing of thy Path so Right. Musing on thy Stepping Stone, Resting on thy Petal's Bud. Drinking of thy Silver's Nectar, Flutter of thy Wings so Glamour. Knowing of thy Garden's Scent, Sniffing of thy Branch so Right ... What's that you say! A Fairy's Heart of Labyrinth? Well now ... Woven through this Realm of Fairy. Riddled in this Fairy's Garden. Paths be trod, a Labyrinth's Arch - a Fairy Dress, of Bluebells Song :) Knitted through this Land of Feather. Spoken in this Fairy's Dream. Paths be step, a Labyrinth's Gem - a Fairy Pillow, of Turquoise Green :) Crocheted through this Bed of Stars. Runic in this Heaven's Body. Paths be traced, a Labyrinth's Maze - a Curtain's Gate, of Galaxy Orange :) What's that you say! A Fairy's Work of Labyrinth? A Fairy's Time of Day? Well now ... Woven through this Spider's Web. Rising in this Morning Mist. Riddled in this Morning Dew. Waning in this Glowing Sun. Knitted through this Garden's Patch. Growing in this Rising Heat. Spoken in this Fairy's Tongue. Quietened in this Lunar Verse. Crocheted through this Midnight's Realm. One of Milky, one of Way. Runic in these Glowing Eyes. One of Me, one of You. One of Weave, one of Knit. One of Cast, one of Bob. One of Knot, one of Throw. Ariadne ... For it was indeed, thy Greek Goddess be-spelled her Stitch: whispered to thy Yarn, purred to Bobbin Row. In Fairy Realms of Greeks and Brides, Constellations set in Stone. In Fairy Powers of Curtain's Fold, Bobbin Lights of Spells be Cast. Ariadne ... Weaver of this Thread in Time. Caster of this Bead so Fine. Mother of this Elven Stitch. Father of this Whisker Slender. Ariadne ... For it was Foreseen, thy Greek Goddess - Stitched in Time :)
Fairy Glamour robes of Fine. Fairy Glamour masks of Flower. Born of Drama and of Moonlight - this Lavender Fairy, donned Mask of Fairy Queen:
In Fairy Realms of Garden Throne. In Fairy Paths of Lilac Flower. A Posing Fairy came to me - in Midnight Realms of Purple Pink. She spoke of Fairy, twist of Precious. She spoke of Faerie, hint of Gentle. In Fairy Dreams of Lilac Bud. In Fairy Ways of Fuchsia Pink. A Dancing Fairy came to me - in Moonlit Realms of Silver Light. She mused of Beauty, twist of Passion. She mused of Nature, hint of Cherished. In Fairy Homes of Midnight's Bright. In Fairy Runes of Silver Glyph. A Guiding Fairy came to me - in Cosmic Realms of Heaven's Body. She shone of Ethereal, twist of Power. She shone of River, hint of Way. This Fairy Portal - of Midsummer Night's Dream! Where did the Portal lead? To Fairyland of course :) Titania's Palace and her, Masquerade Ball ... There be Dancing Fairies, with Light of Foot. There be Singing Fairies, with Choirs of Bird. There be Hover Fairies, with Sweet of Nectar. There be Skipping Fairies, with Pots of Gold. There be Flying Fairies, with Scent of Pollen. There be Swimming Fairies, with Fountains of Fun. For at Titania's Masquerade Ball, can you find the Fairest of the Fairy Folk :) There be Flower Fairies and Animal Fairies. There be Glitter Fairies and Element Fairies. There be Dream Fairies and Wedding Fairies. For at Titania's Masquerade Ball, can you find both Fairy Verse, and Fairy Rhyme. As it is, with the Writings of this Silver Pen - the Fairy Glyphs, revealed in Moonlight. What did they say? With Curves in Shape and Precious Eye - Titania, Queen of Fairyland. With Wings in Pair and Flutter Wink - Titania, Madam Butterfly. With Chains in Hold and Snowdrop Gem - Titania, Heaven's Scent. With Foils in Purple and Whitened Cheeks - Titania, Fairy's Glamour. With Flowing Hair and Darkened Eye - Titania, Fairy's Lore. With Spells in Cosmic and Guiding Light - Titania, Will-o'-the-wisp. Hows that you say? With Flutter Wing and Flutter By, these Guiding Lights spoke to me - of Fairy Portal. With Hover There and Wait for Me, these Bobbing Lights called to me - of Fairy Door. With White of Wing and Glowing There, these Butterflies flew to me - an Invite to a Ball! So it was indeed, with one step forward I came to be - at Titania's Palace and her, Masquerade Ball :)
Iridescent - The Rainbow in Fairy - Rachel Anderson
Dragons of this Palm, and Keys of the Fairies, what is it that you Dream, when a Fairy - looks you in the Eye?
To the Forests of the Earth, in the Roots of the Leaves - with a poise of her Form, stood Iridescent. To the Curls of his Tail, in the Hands of a Fairy - with the look of a Dragon, thought Iridescent. To the Portal of this Land, in the Colours of a Rainbow - with the Jewel of a Crown, stared Iridescent. In the Pulse of this Portal, with the hint of a Wave - two Wisps of a Tale, Iridescent of Dragon Land. I love the fact that there's a link, between the two main layers of this artwork, and that this link only makes sense when it is viewed as a whole. First, there is the background layer - which combines Foliage of the Earth, with Portal of the Faerie ... On this layer, I feel that the foliage represents the natural grounding of the Earth, whilst the portal suggests a Flight of Fantasy. Second, there is the layer with the Fairy and her Dragon - which combines Devotion of the Royal, with Calming of the Mythical ... On this layer, I feel that the purple dress is indicative of a Fairy Queen, whilst the Dragon in blue - is suggestive of a Dragon at ease. Yet, it is when these two layers are taken together, that the link - explains itself ... For I feel that this Fairy is a Dimensional Queen, who by looking into Dragon's Eyes - opens Fairy Portal. I feel that the Dragon is in command of this portal, and that this portal has the ability to play with Fairy Glamour ... There's glamour at the edge of the portal - as at first glance, do I see the waves of a Nebula (especially on the top left and right), which could also simply be, the branches of an over-hanging canopy. There's glamour at the centre of the portal - as I feel that it's a daylight sky (with clouds of white), as opposed to night (that's implied by the rest of the image). There's glamour in the portal's Moon - for although there's Moonlight, could this not be, a key to Dragon Land? If that were so, then it seems, this Fairy's Wings - are poised for flight ... Perhaps indeed, within this Dream, does this Fairy turn - and fly to Dragon Land? For here do we find the twist in Faerie ... With a flap of her wings, do we foresee - that the colours, and the shades upon this Fairy's Wings, are the same as Dragon Wings! Perhaps indeed, this Fairy and her Dragon - are akin to each other? If that were so, then Rachel's use of red (upon the two Ruby Jewels) only strengthens this idea - of Fairy Dragon. In doing so, I feel that Rachel chose her colours wisely - to suggest both hidden links and meanings ... For example, it is here in stimulating blue, that we find both Loyalty and Trust - between the Fairy, and her Dragon. It is also here in tantalising purple, that we find both Creativity and Mystery ... For in Fairy Dress, with highlight tones, and depths of shadow - does Fairy speak, ambitious Folds! Yet, there is also another link between Iridescent and the colour purple ... For in delicate Lavender, do I find the flowers at the bottom of her dress - which remind me of the delicate in Fairy (as implied by the poise of Iridescent's left hand). Overall: A stunning Fairy of the Moonlight Realms - whose gaze speaks both of Dragon, and of Dragon Land. I especially love the Fairy Glamour (that's present within this artwork) - both upon the background, and between the Fairy and her Dragon. To this Dragon Land, with Flaps of Wing, I thought of - Iridescent and Me ...