zaterdag 31 maart 2012

The Art of: Selina Fenech

Time for another Art feature! This time I will share with you a few of my favourite pieces made by Selina Fenech. She is an Australian Faerie Artist and by far my favourite. I may have gotten into the Faerie art through Jessica Galbreth, Selina was the one who got me Hooked. (Yes, with capital H! ;)) Her combination of realism, soft colours and flowing lines bring a fairytale feel that most of us long for. So, get enchanted by the Art of Selina Fenech!

Along the Forest Path

Golden Gift


His Goddess, Her God


These are a select few of my favourite artworks of Selina Fenech. For more, check out her website. I'm also a proud owner of her oracle deck, the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle Cards, which I use fequently and to great result. I also use them to decorate my altar, which is guarded by a statue of 'Shimmer'. Check back later for a review of her Oracle cards and much, much more! :D

Love and Leaves,
Marjolijn Ashara

dinsdag 27 maart 2012

Faerie Fashion Feature - Organic Armor

For those of you who follow me on Deviantart the term could sound familiar. Castlefest. It's coming, and I can't wait. Castlefest is the biggest, most awesome, most fun fantasy/pagan/faerie festival we have here in the Netherlands. Sure, Elf Fantasy Fair takes the credit, but Castlefest is so much better! Should you ever be in the Netherlands in the beginning of August, be sure to check it out! Yes, it is still a longs way away, but trust me, when you show up in costume every year, you want to start early. We have some crafting to do! So me, my fiance and my very best friend always go together, usually dressed in similar costumes. (last year was Steampunk, for pictures, check out my Deviantart gallery) So this year we decided to go Swirly Whirly Pagan. It's a real theme... trust us... *looks innocently* We started looking for inspiration and stumbled upon the creations of Organic Armor. We were all totally blown away, such beautiful, magical pieces and such craftsmanship! I'm so jealous, I really wish I had the skills and the patience to make the stuff that they make. So, without further ado, I give you the magical makings of Organic Armor!

The back of their amazing Greenwoman Vest, it looks like the world tree, adorned with gemstones.

This is the front of the Greenwoman Vest, I love the open sides!

Karnaya Helmet, armguards and necklace, the swirls and patterns are so intricate, it's rediculous...

 Greenman Breastplate, I just can't get over the use of colour and the shimmering stones.

They also make smaller pieces, like circlets and bracelets which are just as lovely and magical. They're currently working on a shop, so keep on eye on their website!

Love and Leaves,
Marjolijn Ashara

zondag 25 maart 2012

I'm back!

Good morning everyone on this lovely spring morning!

I know, I'm so ashamed, it's almost been a year hasn't it? A year in which a lot of things happened and a lot of things went wrong. But, I found that I missed the blog, which is why it is back in action! There are going to be some changes though. I've decided to make it a bit easier on myself, so expect shorter posts, but hopefully there will be more of them :) I also plan to post reviews of books, tv shows, movies and music. There might be more pagan related posts and some more personal posts of my own findings on the faerie and pagan path. So I guess in that sense, less really is more.

So to kick off this new and improved Faerie Door Blog, a feature of something amazing. So, one of the things that happened in the past year is that I got engaged!!! Yay! My super romantic boyfriend proposed to me in Disneyland Paris, in front of Sleeping Beauty's castle when it was dark and all lit up and beautiful. The most happy, romantic, epic, awesome moment of my life! So we're currently starting with the planning. It's going to be amazing! We have a theme, which is still a secret ;) But to start things off again here, a few photo's of an amazing faerie wedding!

The Bride and Groom, don't they look magical?

The High Priestess who performed the ceremony. She looks like a vision of Morrigan to me, so beautiful!

The wedding party and a view of the ceremony. Everything is just perfect, the location, the decoration, the costumes, the loving couple, just amazing.

And of course we end this lovely feature with the kiss! The magical kiss! There is so much softness and emotion in these photo's, it melts my fairytale heart <3

For all the pictures and more info on this amazing wedding, go to Tricia Fountaine's website. She designed everything and, let's be honest, did an amazing job! I for one am totally in love with this wedding and can only hope that my own wedding will be as magical as this one.

Love and Leaves!