Time again, everyone. Don’t worry, she’s not stuck there. She can manifest her wings and fly away any time she pleases 🦋
Sooooo as you might have noticed, I’ve fallen quite behind again. The drawings have been happening – just not the posting, since that takes up more time. I will have all the rest of them published here as soon as I can (in the meantime, you can see them all here on dA and here on Instagram).
I also promised to end this most Faerie of months with one per day, at least, so I will be keeping on top of that. Starting with this one.
Inspired by a conversation with my Wife and mother-in-law the other day – apparently it’s going to be really hot here this weekend, so here we have a Gnomish naturalist in preparation!
As previously posted looooooong ago in WIP form:
This was inspired by Emily Carding’s “Faery Craft”– specifically the section on Faery Zodiac. I fall in the “dryad” section, so of course the tale of Eurydice sparked wonder in me – I’d heard it before, of course, but this time I wondered what her existence is like AFTER Orpheus loses her again. She’s still in the Underworld, after all, and I can’t imagine that a strong, fae woman such as herself would just wait around until her husband shows back up.
Since my gnosis of Persephone includes Her care for damaged, hurting souls – Sketch – Persephone and the Dark Heart – I imagine that after her “rescue” is unsuccessful, Eurydice finds comfort in the care of Persephone, having to mourn her loss of life again, but also wanting to move on. And through that, she finds new purpose in however a creature of the trees would still be able to reach out to nature. Through roots, through growing, nurturing seeds in the darkness of the soil. And maybe through that, her beloved bard can still feel her presence too, and have faith that they WILL be reunited even if his desperate plan didn’t work out.
(Throwing my hat in for female autonomy AND True Love, as always ❤ )
I am very, very satisfied in my heart that this piece is finished. Not the least of which because I finally got to feature Persephone in Her “Queen of the Underworld” gown, and that this is another Faerie-devotional piece after not much time to devote to such things! I very much hope you enjoy it, too.
Almost late, but Blessed Imbolc everyone 🌱🍃🌹
I wanted a break from doing fae-cultural specific Sabbat Sketches, so this year we’ll be focusing on Queen Persephone (who I’ve been blessedly drawn to lately) and Her cycle through the seasons with Her husband Hades and Her mother Demeter! I feel like it’s going to be a challenge, but I am quite excited and very pleased with this first drawing.
As for their cycle together, I believe right now that the King and Queen of the Underworld are enjoying one last sabbat together below, before Persephone returns to the world above, when spring fully blooms. 💗
Inspired by the non-snowy landscapes of winter (though we are getting some snow here tonight, it seems!).
Also dedicated in gratitude to “The Faerie Handbook” by Faerie Magazine, for including Gnomes in their section about different types of faeries – sometimes, we get ignored, and I am very glad this is not one of those times!