Here’s a new fairy, the Sleepy Little Mantid Fay, who is looking for a home in Changeling Artist Collective’s Bloom art auction this week. They’re a nice little fairy, just wanting to curl up and go back to sleep among the petals...
The Sleepy Little Mantid Fay grew out of my personal mini-JuneFae art challenge this year. I have too many projects active right now to paint a fairy a day for an entire month, but I love the small joy of sketching and sharing personal critter art. So this month I sketched a fairy a day for one week, asking my Patreon patrons to vote for a daily favorite, and matching each new fairy against the previous day’s favorite each morning. At the end of the week I had a handful of fairy sketches and a fairy painting project that I knew my patrons would want to see finished. Neat!
This fairy week happened spontaneously. I didn’t have a plan this month, I just made things up as I went. Now that I’ve finished, two thoughts; it was very fun, and also that the basic idea is good. But there are some ways I could improve it next time... And there should definitely be a next time, because it’s fun!
Meanwhile, the Sleepy Little Mantid Fay is finished (yay!) and available here on the Bloom auction page. The Changeling’s Bloom auction is happening now through Friday, June28, 2019, at noon EST. Go look at the amazing art of the Changeling artist community as it celebrates the fairies of plants and flowers!