Monday, August 3, 2009

LIGHT SPRITE

While tiding up the tatami room I happened across alittle paper fairy, that I had created for Kittie Kelly's " Artful Paper Doll " group. She was woefully stashed in amongst my paperdoll collection in the deep dark closet... Oh Dear !!!!

With busy schedules, we artists sometimes forget our little muses and heap tons of burdening chores etc. etc over our creativity... It's so sad. I pulled her from the basket, closed my eye and fondly REMEMBERED, my fairy muse's name. It was " Light Sprite".

I had never really thought about taking on the fairy role but gee, " Why not ? I giggled as I set to work creating myself as a flying entity . "Where do I begin ?"and " What materials do I use ?"and GOSH ... What is her personality like?" I mean, I was re-creating myself, into the fairy persona... so there were many question to be answered . Yes, I was talking to myself.. AGAIN ( Ha ha ) Do you ever do that?

It took weeks to creatively connect with my little fairy muse . In a transformational gesture , I decided that fairies have to be comfortable within themselves ....Sooooooo, I applied a petal pink fibre over the original template of the body, hoping that she would take on that warm fuzzy feeling.


In every daydream, I could feel this child-like innocence staring in an array of soft colors. Hues of pinks and purples and green floated like bubbles all around and then popped me back into reality. My little fairy muse was taking form as I secured the last of four heart shaped brads to her delicate body.

This project truly moved me..I wanted " Light Sprite to have heart and soul . I wanted her to greet each morning with a twinkle in her eye and a smile in her heart. I wanted her to be happy, light and free to take flight into this awesome world of ours. Last, but not least, I wished for her to be curious and to possess alittle glimmer of mischief, lest she get lost in a dark closet again and lose faith in her creative existence. ..SO ...Miss " Light Sprite", there you go ...

I hung her in the fairy window at the front of the house, so that she could see the bustling of everyday life happening ... The dogs barking the children playing and my neighbour meticulously tending his bonsai tree.

There is such patience in my fairy muse and such an amazing grace that pulls us through the darkness of our everyday lives into the windows of reality. Although " Light Brite" is only a figment of my imagination, she is ZaaArt of imagination that keeps me creating as an artist. Thanks, "Light Sprite" .... May the force be with you all ,as you find your own . sweet, fairy within.










13 comments:

Pattie said...

She is so beautiful,I love your Art dolls,and yes I do talk to myself haha,hope you are well ......x

Pattie

Zaa said...

Glad to be home Pattie and back on line with my special friends who talk to themselves..( ha ha) while creating ( Hee Hee).. Thanks for the kind visit Pattie.
HUGS
Roslind

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

What a Delightful Post!! My imagination was running wild, thoughts filled with "What kind of fairy would I be?" Wonderful!! She's just gorgeous! Beautiful post...thank you so much. I might just have to make a fairy for myself!!

Lynda said...

Your fairy muse is beautiful. Thank you for the prayers and the nice comments :)

Polly said...

she is gorgeous and I wish, I WISH, I knew how to make them! I would completely fill my flat with little light sprites

good to see you back!

Polly

Zaa said...

You welcome Lynda...Thank you for the kind visit my dear... Hope you and your friend arre safe.
BIG HUGS
Roslind

Zaa said...

Dear Polly ... I missed all my friend while on the move .. and am so glad to be back chatting and with all my friends here... Thank the supportive words and the visit .
Hugs
Roslind

Holly Loves Art said...

Such a beautiful and sweet little doll. Have a wonderful day!

Zaa said...

She loves compliments Holly ..Thanks for the visit.
Hugs
Roslind

Uniquely Myself said...

Hello Zaa! Just want to say thanks for following my blog.
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Sandra

Zaa said...

My pleasure... It's a lovely informative blog Sandra..Please do visit again.
Hugs
Roslind

Uniquely Myself said...

Roslind, me again. How can I email you? I looked for it on your profile but no luck.
My reason for asking is I can't leave a comment on my own blog: Yarden Collections.
Sandra

Zaa said...

Hi Sandra... You can e-mail me at roslindca@yahoo.ca...
Hugs
Roslind