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Have you ever went outside after a good, long thunderstorm?
it's so...enchanting. The purple sky and water dripping off of foilage.
My spirit soars when I'm alone or walking the dog. At these times I can sense the fae of all kinds watching me and seeing that simple enchantment splayed across my face.
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New here.

I have been looking for a community like this for a while, and even started to create my own site for one when I couldn't find what I wanted. However, I have other demands on my time so progress has been slow with that.

I have a couple of pieces to share. My domains are all down, though, so I'm having to use imageshack for the time being, which isn't being very reliable for me today. Hopefully the images will show.

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Recommended Art Link

One of the few Faery art sites I can wholeheartedly recommend:
Muse Hill: the Mythic Art of Oliver Hunter.

Unfortunately, I can only link to an older version of this site because the newer version was deleted by a server, but even the older material is still wonderful and a great alternative to other "fairy art" websites.

Les Chats Foireaux

My dear cat, tis the sabbath yet again and I shall not let you out.

There is no telling what those foireaux cats shall be about.

The eating of little sprites and imps shall not happen tonight.

However I know that if I find that white hair all shall be alright!

What's that? a pact you require?

I'm sorry, I have not the meats you wish me aquire!
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The CatfishWoman

This piece represents a personal impression of a genius loci or 'spirit of place'. I've sensed this particular faery many times while walking along the shore of the lake near my home. She tends to be elusive, somewhat sullen, but always watchful of her territory. Like many other mermaids (and lakemaids, for that matter) in world myth, she possesses a dangerous side, and her murky waters have been known to lure men to their death.

Even though the lake itself is man-made, I do not believe that she is a new inhabitant of the area; she very likely resided in the immediate vicinity when only the stream, which was dammed to create the lake, ran through the valley. I think it is very possible though that her haunt expanded as a result of the building of the lake. The larger body of water allows her a greater vantage point from which to guard and observe. As a creature of the dark, weed-choked waters of the lake, it seemed entirely befitting that she revealed herself as a CatfishWoman in this image. Specifically, her form and coloring are based on the Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), a species which actually does live in the lake. Sleek and scaleless, she is adept at slipping below the surface without leaving a solitary ring in her wake. Interestingly, another common name for this fish is "lady cat."

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Crossposted to spookyfaeries and my own journal.
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First Entry

I've created this community as an extension of another community I moderate, mythicart, as well as to establish an alternative to the many and various other Faery communities LJ has to offer. Please read the community information to really determine if this is the sort of Faery community you're interested in.

I'm still in the process of writing, designing, organizing, etc. so please excuse the current state of this journal. In the meantime though, please feel free to join the community (and/or its corresponding webring), post your own artwork, poetry, essays, reviews, book or link recommendations. I hope to post some artwork and link recommendations in the near future to get things started :-)
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