I’ve been reading a really interesting book called “Summer with the Leprechauns” by Talis Helliwell and was inspired to create this piece of digital art. When I look at certain scenes, it’s as if the elemental beings present talk to me at an unseen level and that’s what happened when I was creating “Dances with Elementals”.
I’m sure for many the jury is out as to whether elementals exist or not. But I remember my husband telling me that his workmate used to work in South Africa and one day came home to the work camp to find another worker packed with his suitcase waiting to leave. When he was asked why he was leaving, he said he’d heard the banshee and knew one of his family has died. Sure as eggs, as he was waiting the telegram arrived to tell him of the loss of a family member.
Just as a bit of light relief, an Irish crane driver started on my husband’s building site in Perth, Western Australia, and had just climbed up to his cabin when a hideous cackling broke out. The driver shot out of his cabin and down the ladder like greased lightning. When he got to the bottom he was yelling that a banshee was about. The other workers took great delight in telling him to look up, see the bird perched on his cabin and be informed that the yelling was the kookaburra laughing its head off. Just like the workers when they saw the embarrassment on the crane driver’s face!