Light of the Fae

Light of the Fae

I dithered about posting this image for a long while as I simply didn’t get a really appropriate description. Then I returned to  PicMonkey, added in some illumination and a frame, and voila!  the name popped up straight away: “Light of the Fae”.

The light radiates from a photo I took of a Dow clear quartz crystal in my rock collection. The name “Dow” was given to this type of crystal by Katrina Raphaell, a pioneer in crystal healing, in honour of her friend JaneAnn Dow, another pioneer of crystal healing.

The crystal has a termination of 3 x 7 sides with 3 triangles in between.  Three is considered a number of the Trinity, mind/body/spirit, divinity, optimism, fun. Seven is inner wisdom, rebirth, contemplation.

When you then start adding the numbers in the Dow faces, you get 3 x 3 = 9, which relates to humanitarianism, communication, tolerance, wisdom. If you add the 3 x 7-sided faces together, you get 21= 2 + 1 = 3. If you then add all the faces together you get 30 which is 3 + 0 = 3.

My Dow crystal is quite amazing to work with – powerful, graceful, healing, centring. Which is why I felt drawn to superimpose it over the green image, representing the power and light of the Fae emerging from the eddies of cosmic energy empowered by the presence of ancient forests.

This is the photo of my Dow crystal:

Dow crystal 1




Dances with Elementals

Dances with Elements

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!

When the Fae Come Out to Play

When Faeries Come Out to Play

I worked with a photo of elm trees in the UK and a photo I took here in North Cyprus of a fig tree coming into leaf.

The resultant image reminded me of a secret land lit by magickal light where faeries come out to play away from the view of us mere mortals.

Dances with Fae

Earth Magic

I created this from some photos of leaves and blossoms I’ve taken over the past year or so and just felt it reminded me of  the faery-kind dancing with delight in the early world at our feet – dances which go un-noticed by human beings. So if you’re of the mind, kick up your heels and imagine you’re dancing along with the fae and their gleeful delight in all things earthly.

Nature Spirits at Play

I created a canvas by playing with all the gizmos on BeFunky and PicMonkey, then overlaid a photo I took today of purple pea-like flowers in my neighbour’s garden. And here’s the result: Nature Spirits at Play.  It felt light-hearted as if the spirit energies of the purple bush had come alive and were flitting around.

Nature Spirits at Play
Nature Spirits at Play

The Fairy Playground

I wasn’t going to post today as it’s Christmas Day but, what the heck, I love playing with digital art so off I went again this afternoon, scouring my images for something to work with. I finally ended up picking a photo of a big grove of bamboo which I digitally altered with a Topaz plug-in on Photoshop, then switched back to PicMonkey.  I then added an overlay of a piece of digital art I’d created from a photo I took of the last pomegranates of the season lying on the ground. Somehow this all reminded me of a Fairy Playground as I could clearly see shadowy figures as Ii was working on this art. And here it is: The Fairy Playground.

the Fairy Playground
The Fairy Playground