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18 September 2005 @ 04:55 pm
A sincere and honest inquiry...  
I am wondering if any here draw upon personal experience with the fey in the creation of their art, or if this is in fact a group of artists cum mythological scholars? If the former, can anyone describe such experiences?
Ian Shearsimplord66 on September 19th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
I am very interested in meeting with the fey and most of my poems or stories are based of my experiences with the spirits or practical, serious mythology!
{to await from the stars}sphinxmuse on December 20th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. (Sincere, honest inquires are always appreciated! ;)

I draw largely upon my own personal experiences and impressions of the fey within my own work. This is largely due to the fact that my more recent faery work is inspired by local land/nature spirits, and, to my knowledge, there exists no compendium of mythology directly related to them for me to reference, so my own impressions are all I have to work with.

I find that my own experiences with the fey are difficult to describe. I have yet to physically see a faery in humanoid form appear before me (although I don't necessarily think that faeries always manifest physically as human-like, which is supported by both mythology and UPG), but I do believe I have sensed their presence on numerous occasions. Many of my impressions derive from simply being immersed in a certain landscape or location and being perceptive of its qualities and characteristics. I take in its sensual aspects, i.e. the colors, textures, scents, sounds, local wildlife, weather, etc., and I also try to get a deeper sense of the energy and consciousness of that specific area and from those perceptions I create my art. I believe that such sensitive immersion and appreciation often facilitates nonverbal communication with the fey that reside there.

[is this] in fact a group of artists cum mythological scholars?
Well, I would be lying if I said that I did not have aspirations to become something of a scholar of mythology, but at this time I highly doubt I'm worthy of that distinction! :D
Ian Shearsimplord66 on December 21st, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
I can feel thier presence in forests and lakes that are hardly touched by the public and my house spirits that remind me of thier presence fairly often.
My drawing and painting ablities are lacking but I can write poetry and preserve what i feel that way.
one of my wishes is that I would like to go to europe and collect folklore of the fey folk.