The Mushroom Faerie

1mushroom-faerieThe new Gothic Arch challenge is all about “Garden Fairies”.

I just could not resist turning this lovely Swiss lady into my Mushroom Fairy. The image is from a repro postcard dated 1912.

Her wings (Maple tree seeds I believe) were collected on the sidewalk in Wash DC; they are such a beautiful pink.

The moss and lichen were gathered along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

There are SO many different kinds of mushrooms. These poisonous red and whites have always been one of my favorite ‘looking’ fungi!

“Nature alone is antique and the oldest art a mushroom.” ~Thomas Carlyle


36 responses to “The Mushroom Faerie

  1. What a delightful arch, Patty, how original to use the lichen, moss and seeds! Such an amazing arch!
    JudyNZ

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  2. Oh my gosh, what a fabulous image. Amazing arch.

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  3. Wonderful idea ! love this mushroom fairy ! Great

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  4. This is so funny.

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  5. Fabulous, it’s so original !!!

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  6. Absolutely fabulous!!

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  7. How funny – I like these special fairy very much.

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  8. beautiful arch .

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  9. fabulous!!! great job!!!

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  10. Absolutely one of my favorites! Love the Swiss woman as your fairy and the wings are genius!

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  11. J’adore l’idée !!!!!!!!!

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  12. O my gosh..what a brilliant arch!!!!
    I love the woman and your work!!!
    Fabulous!!!

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  13. Oh Patty, this might be my all time favorite!!! I love her! I love all things fungi and those maple “twirly birds” are great as wings! I love the distressed background and is that, sushi grass?? Well done, love your fairy! I can’t stop looking at her!

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  14. I love this! I think you win the prize this week for your very creative and original take on the theme. It’s really a gorgeous arch. (Can you tell I love it?)

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  15. How fun! She is adorable!

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  16. hastingshall2

    Patty, how clever can you get??? Winged maple seeds for wings! You have made a wonderful garden fairy from unusual materials. I think the Swiss lady would be honored to be on this piece of art! Faye

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  17. How wonderful! I love the old woman and those mushrooms are perfect…bravo!

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  18. This is a marvelously earthy and unique take on the theme. I find her very charming indeed! What an imaginative piece!

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  19. You are soooo funny Patty…! I love coming over here to see what quirkiness has occurred to you to create and this arch is my 2nd favourite of yours (so far…). Wonderful! I burst out laughing when I saw her, but it’s so inventive and so very you!
    (My fave arch was the dog in a suit…!!) xoxoxo

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  20. Oh, what an amazing original fairy. She is so mischievous and I love her wings. I wonder if she would consider emigrating to Scotland?

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  21. Patty, your arch is just perfect. I love it.
    Thanks so much for playing.
    Debby

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  22. Love this arch and your use of natural materials, very, very nice work. I too love those red and white mushrooms. All in all, quite the arch!

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  23. Almost forgot, those maple wings are the BEST! Might be my all time fav!

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  24. patty, die alte kräuterlady ist absolut der hit. ganz phantastisch der bogen

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  25. lol this is wonderful.

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  26. What an amazing arch! Love it!

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  27. This is great! I love it! It put a smile on my face.

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  28. This is incredible! Just wonderful!

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  29. My interpretation: Witch Fairy trying to lure Hansel and Gretel with her candy mushrooms!!!

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  30. this is BY FAR the most wonderful fairy i have ever seen!!! i´m blown away!!

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  31. Great work, Patty!! 🙂

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  32. More great art!

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  34. Patty, this is an instant classic! WOW!!! You have made your funghi maven a ‘picture story’…there’s a tale in there and it seems a secret you both share! Awed, I am…

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  35. bluebird123

    Just popping in for my daily visit and had to gaze upon your mushroom fairy once again…when we were up at our camper I found a great piece of lichen and it made me think of you LOL bet you’ve never had anyone say that before! Love this piece!

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  36. This arch is really amazing. Your fairy lady is incredible!!! I would love to own this image! Fabulous art work, love all the little details!

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