Saturday, March 5, 2005

Listening to moonbeams and following snails ...

    I ran across a magical web site yesterday when doing a general search for drawing fairies. I'm posting a sample of what I found there with the permission of the writer. Her Name is Carol Rosinski, she is an artist, illustrator, teacher and lover of life ... great title, right? I love the imagination behind the creative words found there and just thought I would share.                             

                                       *** Coy ***

 

 

How to Draw Fairies (First you must find one.)

To find one, you might:

listen to moonbeams,

follow snails,

look behind wishes,

or

feel around under aspirations.

To draw a fairy, you must hold it in your heart and whisper your dreams to it. Only then will it trust you and let you see its essence.

Hold the fairy's essence in your heart like a butterfly cupped in your hand. Offer it bird seed and chocolate so that it will linger.

After you have learned to balance this delicate creature in your heart, then you can begin to draw it. Open your eyes wide and hold on to your pencil gently. Let your pencil dance across the paper in a celebration of love and fairy dust.

Don't linger here to long. This is a magical place and you are only granted admission for the duration of your enchantment.

Carol Rosinski

ToadHollowStudio.com
Drawing Lessons and Fairy Dust

 

17 comments:

bookncoffee said...

That's a cute demonstration of how to draw fairies.  Very sweet.

deabvt said...

Very neat!
V

realitycheckmco said...

To draw a fairy in orlando is simple.. go to Disney.. they are the attraction hosts, the characters.. Good God! They're all over the place
M

cneinhorn said...

LOL Michael!  Coy, this was so nice, thank you for sharing your discovery!  :-)

~jerseygirl
http://journals.aol.com/cneinhorn/WonderGirl    

nhd106 said...

I'm a fairy fan myself!  Thanks for sharing....    nancy

nanmm11 said...

Leave it to you to find the rarest things and share!! thanks, I needed it today.

indigosunmoon said...

Oh!  I like that!  I really do!!!
Connie

astaryth said...

Ooooooh! What a wonderful place... I've bookmarked it to return to and spend some quality time :)
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

ryanagi said...

The drawings of her cats are amazing!

mykesmom75 said...

I found this book in a catolog I get...".One Spirit" They have this book you can order, but you might be able to find it in a book store...The 25th Anniversary Edition, Faeries  By Brian Froud and Alan Lee's other wordly classics Includes 8 new pages and 20 new paintings....#67-4253....I don't know if that # goes with the book or just for the sale in the catolog. But they showed a couple of pics in the ad and they look like something you might like....

sunnyside46 said...

i really enjoyed this site. what a nice world when we can all share things we love.
Marti
http://journals.aol.com/sunnyside46/MidlifeMusings

sonensmilinmon said...

I got lost in her site, meaning my imagination got lost with her beautiful drawings.  I've marked her site so I can return when I have more time to myself.  She has some wonderful work there.

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/

billbinford54 said...

Wow, drawing fairies. I must admit that my imagination goes no further than Mary Martin.  Nice entry.  Thanks for coming by my blog; I haven't done much lately. My job has me traveling now.

carolofthewoods said...

Hi again Coy,

Just wanted to stop in and say thank you to you and to everyone for all the kind words about my work.

Feel free to visit Toad Hollow anytime.  I'll put on some tea, bring out the chocolates, and kindly ask the cat to get off the chair so you can have a seat.

Carol Rosinski

suzypwr said...

This is beautiful, Coy. Fairies are so magical and Carol sounds like she knows the right path to them!
xoxo

acyrlicstains said...

I love this entry, I am so glad I came acrossed it!  Good idea to post it in your journal!! :) http://journals.aol.com/acyrlicstains/publish

deveil said...

I love this, I remember as a little boy I would write letters to the tooth fairy, and I'd ask her descriptive questions on what she looked like so I could draw her.

Derek