Cecily Mary Barker was born In West Croydon, Surrey, Great Britain on 28 June 1985. All her life she was a frail child. However, Cecily’s childhood was happy and secure. Her father, an accomplished artist himself, encouraged her artistic talent by enrolling her in the Croydon Art Society when she was 13 years old and paying for a correspondence course in art which she continued until 1919. She was only 16 when she had her first work accepted for publication as a set of postcards, and from that time on she devoted her career to painting her famous Flower Fairies. Her sister ran a small child care nursery in the back of their house and Cicely used the nursery children as models for her figurines and paintings, featuring them with individual flowers.
Flower Fairies are found in tree tops, forest glens and gardens. Whenever a flower seed sprouts, a Fairy Flower is born. Each Fairy Flower lives and sleeps in their chosen flower and is in charge of taking care of the flower, keeping it strong and well fed. The best times to see Flower Fairies are at twilight, midnight, and just before sunrise, but they don’t like to be found and are likely to quickly disappear with the use of their “fairy dust”.
Fairy gardens are very popular this year and now you can begin making your own enchanted miniature landscapes, complete with pint-sized accessories, diminutive plants and quaint fairies. Gardeners Julie Bawdin-Davis and Beverly Turner in their Fairy Gardening book provide you with step by step descriptions for creating a magical garden that would attract Thumbelina herself! Learn how to design, plant, accessorize, and care for your very own small corner of the world by following seven simple steps, including choosing the perfect container, planting luxurious pint-sized plants, decorating with properly scaled accessories, and telling a story through the delicate fairies you chose to inhabit your magical wonderland. Included in the book are full-color photographs showcasing various types of fairy gardens and accessories. Best of all, these perennials are perfect for the busy gardener as they require less than 10 min. per week to maintain.
For the child in us all, fairy gardening is sure to inspire every gardener or collector who wishes to stir up little “flights of fancy”!
Fairies are a most whimsical group and are beloved by all. These special little figurines are irresistible with their beautiful faces, perfectly molded bodies and colorful wings. Each fairy is unique and special in its own way.
Artist Renee Biertempfel grew up in the Pennsylvania countryside. which was wonderful for the imagination factor as she was surrounded by woods filled with plants and large old stones. This is where she started getting ideas to draw faeries and other magical images. Having worked in various parts of the art field over the years she has now settled into her hearts desire of Fantasy Art.
“Its been a handful of years now working as a self employed artist and its has been an adventure all of its own filled with miracles and perils but all worth the journey. My art has undergone changes and has shaped to where it is today. I am always seeking, learning and growing and that part has been the most favorite..the learning and growing”……
Renee Biertempfel’s Orb Fairy is an ethereal and exotic looking fairy done in soft neutral shades and beautiful pastel accents. Each fairy measures approximately 4.25″ and is handcrafted and hand painted. To add variation to your fairy collection consider adding the Orb Fairy. Not only will she fit into your collection but she will enhance the life and excitement of the collection.
Having a collection of fairies and angels at home gives you that feeling of innocence. Figurines are among the art pieces that you can collect in your own home, figurines that you can get from anywhere as they are marketed all throughout the world. Among the many options though, you have to take the initiative to choose figurines that are made by artists with a real sense of art and the passion for it as well as the passion for quality. Choose those that can give you the essence of having a beautiful collection in your comfort zone, your home.
There are a lot of people who have already ventured out into collecting certain things such as figurines. These beautiful pieces actually give more life and color to your home. Among the many figurines that you can consider, try the Jasmine Becket-Griffith Special Edition Fairies as they are among those that you can take into consideration knowing how these can be the best gifts that you can give yourself.
You can consider the gumdrop delight baby doll fairy as this beautiful piece of art is one that shows a different side of figurine collection. The figurine measures 3 and a half inches giving much meaning to what they say that the sweetest surprises come in small packages. This wide eyed fairy has charming details, adorned in her violet outfit that matches her hair and the candy glittery background makes it everything and more that you can want in a collectible. Giving this as a gift, you can never go wrong as this will entice any heart. Among the many things that you can purchase, this fairy comes with an authenticity certificate that gives you the certainty that your fairy is among the authentic figurines made from quality materials and carefully chosen colors.
Be among the many collectors who enjoy the beauty and the innocence in the Jasmine Becket-Griffith Fairies of Oz as they come to invade your home. Feel young once again with these babies, give these to your friends and family celebrating special occasions and share with them the chance to grow a collection of beautiful fairies