Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Fairy post #33 - Sleeping Beauty & Conference Call

Faerie News

Naomi Henderson & Wendy Rule

Nicholas Albanis
Congrats to trance-medieval duo Dandelion Wine and wiccan diva Wendy Rule on their successful Midsummer Faerie Ball, Dec 2016 in Melbourne. Here's a photo (above) of two powerful Australian faeries, Naomi and Wendy, and another of Nicholas Albanis (left) complete with wings, twirly mo & lute.

Congrats to Wonderwings doyen Anne Atkins and Dave Frendo on their joint exhibition opening in the Atrium, Federation Square; show rolls on into January. More info in previous blog post.

Feb 2017 Victorian Fairy Tale Ring explores Sleeping Beauty, theme of fourth issue of Australian Fairy Tale Society's member-exclusive ezine, due March. These antique illustrations (below) are in public domain. At least one hails from a book published in 1910, Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault, illustrated by Edmund Dulac.

On 24th June 2017, swift on the heels of Midwinter Solstice, Australian Fairy Tale Society holds its fourth annual conference once again at Glen Eira Town Hall in Caulfield. Please visit the society's website for the Call for Presentations, which can be in any medium or field of expertise.

Here's a delightful illustration from a Japanese fairy tale entitled The Green Willow. I once read that willows are not such a pest as some ecologists assume. These river-lovers helpfully slow the flow of flood water, reducing erosion and giving reeds a chance to filter pollution.

'The Green Willow' - a Japanese fairy tale

Conjuring a joyful New Year for members of the Australian Fairy Tale Society and all its fairy tale rings, also for Storytelling Australia Victoria (& associated artists/friends such as JB Rowley, Claudette D'Cruz, Gael Cresp & Cora Zon), Story Wise, The Monash Fairy Tale Salon, Doc in Boots, Thang Dac Luong (Refugee Wolf), Australian fantasy authors including Sophie Masson & Kate Forsyth, Anne Atkins & the Wonderwings tribe, Myths & Legends Fairy Shop, Fantastical Fae Art, Golden Owl Events, Mithrael Dumais of Holistic Fairy Festivals, Jo Offe (Baki Boo) of Fable Workshop, Jenni Heinrich & family, Amanda Kube, Jo Dellit, Hive & Bee's Boutique Books, Ian Clarke (videographer), Pilgrim Arts, Spring Studio, Mad Cat Sound, Crustacean Creations (& families of all those studios), Dandelion Wine, Eden, Ikon, Brunswick Arranging, Silo String Quartet (Soundwood Strings), Peter & Kristine Allan, Liz Van Dort, CJ & Caroline, the Hatigans & O'Donovans, Ali Licciardello, Liz Martin, Louise MacDonald, Rad & The Women's Circus, Erika Charola, Fiona Price, Athenaeum Library, Melissa Rose Melbourne & friends, Peter Bach & former Monash colleagues, Anna Nonis & former Dandi High colleagues, Aneva, Zeinab & Soroush Yazdanfar, Maryam Shirdasht, Lizzy Rose, Wendy Rule, Pallasophia, Gaia's Garden, Spiral Dance, Kimberley Brown Graphic Design, Bronny Lloyd, Aphrodite Rose of The Mermaid Room, Greenman Grove, PAN, Spellbox, Jacobi Candle Co., Theodore Wohng, Writers Victoria, Zen House, The Listening Earth, Cheltenham Cat Rescue and other Australian organisations in our circle, also fey friends overseas such as Paradox Ethereal, Prikosnovenie, Projekt Records, Daemonia Nymphe, Stoa, Gor, Rajna, Arcana, Keltia, Yidneth, La Fantastique, Nehl Aëlin, Stella Maris, Carsten Agthe, Mathias Grassow, Dirk Schlömer, Rüdiger Gleisberg, Collection D'Arnell Andrea, Ataraxia, LaRoseNoire, Woodland, Faerieworlds, Imaginosis, World of Froud, The Sugar Beats, Trillian Green, Wheel of Wonder, The Rose Garden, Karl Delandsheere of Made by Karl web design, Craig Gidney, Ronlyn Domingue, Alan O'Connor, Charlie Hollis, Shawn Michel De Montaigne & Kyla Cardinalis, Fae Magazine and more. Hugs to our fairy-cats and John-Mathwin-Cincotta-Krol-Goss-Coman clans too. May 2017 be kind to you in every sense.

Australian Fairy Tale Society
Thank you Gypsy Thornton of Once Upon A Blog for decorating The Australian Fairy Tale Society's logo (right) with native flora for the season, and for superb ezine designs & conceptualisation this year.

Storytelling Australia Victoria
(formerly the Victorian Storytelling Guild)

Below is my emblem Blue Tree for music, writing, proof-reading, tutoring and fairy storytelling. Australian creative expressionist Karan Wicks designed the logo in the late 1990s, when I was between record companies (German, then French). It's abided as a symbol of independence, mingling our Celtic-European heritage with bushland of Australia, through Yggdrasil, the World Tree. The chalice represents vessels of creativity: the Arthurian grail, Ceridwen's cauldron, and the wellspring over which the Well Women, Norns or Muses preside, to name a few. The blue is a shimmering optical effect created by gum-trees due to their eucalyptus oil that's both nourishing and deadly. I'm interested in the interplay of light and shadow that haunts humanity's shared histories, myths, fairy tales and dreams.

Blue Tree Ethereal Arts

You can discover more of my ethereal music & faerielore here.

Fey regards,

Louisa John-Krol

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