In the in between times
when day fades into night
or Spring melts into Summer
and at the in between places
where paths converge
a veil is parted
between the Wolrds
and One may enter The Otherworld
the world of Faery
but use much caution Dear One!
for you have entered
The Faery Crossing
and none return unchanged.

I couldn’t help but feel a little excited when I saw that the theme for this week’s Project 52 Blog circle was ‘Fairytale’.  I’ve been feeling a bit bored with my images lately and I knew this could challenge me to shake things up a bit.  I don’t normally work with composites, preferring the natural landscapes in our area.  However, this was to be a blog post with endless possibilities and artistic license.

Who has ever heard of the fairy artist Cicely Mary Barker?  I adored her work when I was a child and collected posters of her fairy art.  You can find examples of her artwork here. I just knew that I had to create images that made me think of one of her paintings!  I had so much fun with this that I am going to be offering Fairy Paw mini sessions this Summer!  These would make cute blank note cards, phone covers, or even wall art for a child’s room.  It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but it certainly offers something whimsical and special.

These first two images are of my own dogs, Bron and Brigs.  Yes, boys can be fairies too!

I think the one of Brigs with all of the green underbrush is my favorite.

In addition, I created a Flower Fairy in homage to Cicely and her art.  This image is of Mila who I photographed last Summer.  I hope to be able to photograph more Fairy Paws in swaths of blooming flowers at some point.

And, I did one more using the pretty little Charm from a recent session.

This was all too much fun!  I definitely need to work on composite skills in regards to making added elements look naturally part of the image.  But, it was an excellent exercise.

I know that there are many other excellent posts to read within the Project 52 Blog circle.  Please continue on to see other takes on the ‘fairytale’ theme.  Next up is Pet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati, the San Francisco Bay Area and destinations nationwide.