||[Mar. 18th, 2003|08:10 pm]
I'm happy I got some good prices on my auctions ending tonight =) I really needed it! Thank you to all of my fans and supporters =)|
Right now I'm trying to pick what to paint next - I've got a lot of sketches/ideas to choose from. I've been bombarded with requests for more Alice paintings, so I will certainly do some more Lewis Carroll-inspired work (I could spend the rest of my life doing that and never get bored!). I am also planning on doing some Fairy-Tale pieces, and some Egyptian themed work as well. And of course I will have to throw in some Faeries as well!
I found out the definite title on the art book I've worked on that is coming out this fall. It will be called "The Art of Faery". The foreword has been written by Brian Froud too - I'm so excited about that. He was definitely my first choice!
I was wondering which spelling was going to be used for "Faery". There are so many ways to spell it! I don't have a particular method myself to determine the spelling - I just pick whatever seems best at the time.
What is every one else's preferred spelling of "Faery"? Fairy, Faerie, Faery, etc...
i prefer faerie but i dont use it very often.
Most of the time I just use fairy...but faerie looks neater.
I'll have to buy a copy when it comes out...do you know who else is in it besides you and Brian Froud?
Hehe, I know "fairy" is better for key-word searches since it is the most common!
There are about 15 or 20 of us artists total contributing. I know for sure that myself, Brian Froud, Amy Brown, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, James Browne, Paulina Stuckey, Myrea Petit, David Delamare, and Jessica Galbreth are all going to be featured. I'll be sure to post more info as I get it!
For what it's worth..I've always liked 'faerie'.
Have you ever considered painting Greek goddesses or Celtic
ones? I think they'd be absolutely fantastic in your work style.
Ooooh! Good suggestions! I've done a few for commissions, and I did a few Greek mythology pieces (Medusa, Pandora, etc.) a while back. I will definitely do some research into Celtic mythology! Do you have any suggestions for websites or books on the subject?
Hm.. a real fantastic myth database (there are illustrations scattered
throughout as well) is Encyclopedia Mythica - http://pantheon.org/
I vote for an Egyptian painting. You did one a while ago that I absolutely loved.
You've got to be sooooooo excited about the book! I know I am for you :)
Well "fairy" is is the most common so I guess I'd pick that one. Although the others are so unique which is good too.
Yay for Egypt! I like doing Egyptian pieces - very intriguing time period, fun to research, and I get to write hidden messages in the hieroglyphics ;)
I might start painting an Egyptian piece this week - hopefully before I move even! I'll post my progress =)
I admit to preferring faery. the 'ie' on the end seems overdone if you have the 'ae' in the middle of the word, and when I see the word fairy
I think of one individual fairy, not a community or the place itself. I will use 'faerie' upon occasion however. I think it depends on the nature of the use. OED
recognises fairy as the creatures themselves, faerie as the place, and faery is a spelling for faerie used by Spenser in his Faery Queen and by Milton in Comus (hi Sabrina :) ).
I do like Faery a lot too - I'm happy that they chose that for the book. It is being published out of England - perhaps that is why!
Oh yes - I was going to ask you this too - what do you think is the best way to spell the plural form?
Wow! What a cool site! I'm sure I can find some inspiration there. Thank you!
2003-03-19 12:41 pm (UTC)
The benefit with Faery is that is what Brian Froud uses in his book titles...in other words, when people search for his books, yours will also come up. I found a lot of other artists that way as well.
2003-03-20 07:06 pm (UTC)
*Sigh* Nevermind, it's faeries...I just figured that out when I pulled out my companion CD tonight...I always get smacked in the face with my stupidity it seems :)
Well - "faeries" would maybe be the plural of "faery", eh?