With the new book comes new patterns. You may know from previous posts, Lady Plummage loves the artwork of William Morris. For those not familiar with his work check him out here.
His patterns are the perfect balance of fauna and flora weaving within each other to create the design that would adorn Victorian walls and textiles.
Lady Plummage instantly connected with his work and the synergy with how she saw the Tasmanian faeries in nature.
So with that in mind, Terry has taken on the daunting task with creating faery patterns in the spirit of William Morris.
This lovely little faery (in the far right picture above) has taken on the appearance of the Spotted Begonia plant, which is also housing a small Silvereye. They appear to be spying on each other.
Book 2 for Faeries of Tasmania is coming along nicely. Some beautiful pieces are being sent to us from Terry, our illustrator on the project. You can find more about him and his other projects here the7thworld.com or read a brief intro about him here.
(In the irish language means People of the mounds.)
Terry recently joined Sue Wright, from Tiny Owl Workshop, for a faery exhibition at the Brisbane Mt Coot-tha botanical gardens.
The small art studio within the gardens set the scene for a magical display. If you are in the area, it is worth a visit. Take a look.
The exhibition lasted for just a week and was a mixture of sketches, books, prints and sculptures with the theme of faery. People had entered a whimsical world. The small exhibition, had given a big impact on the locals.
Some lovely quotes from people as they wondered around.
‘I’ve been coming here for years and this is the first time I’ve walked in and smiled.’
‘This world makes me feel much younger than 69. Thank you.’
Terry had specially framed a few archival large prints from our book, which were snapped up. Further prints were ordered and delivered to their new homes. The Faeries of Tasmania book was on display along with limited bags, wrapping paper, block prints and T-Shirts. A special sketch was also on display for book 2.
Sue from Tiny Owl Workshop, had some wonderful sculptures of faeries, harpies, faery jingle bells and brooches, just name a few. She also had an amazing motor bike helmet, which was covered in fungi and moss. It was almost as if nature was reclaiming.
Here are some highlights from the week.
We are excited to say that book 2 has officially begun.
Lady Plummage has curated more interviews from her vast archives for book 2. We have also enlisted Terry to begin illustrating the descriptions from the faery witnesses.
We’ll have more updates on Edith S Brown in Hobart and hopefully find her connection to the faeries of Tasmania.