The Fairy Tales of old often featured the opportunity to have wishes granted. In this season of mists and breath made visible by the cold, I like to make a wish. This wish is for everyone to find moment to dream and having dreamt, to let their dream materialize. Dreams are delicate and can be easily shattered but once they have been captured they become not only possible but probable. Sweet dreams this December!
Hi Louise! It’s been quite a while. I was pleasantly surprised to find you in my inbox. I see you’ve been busy and your new site looks wonderful. I’ve been busy as well. And unfortunately or not, I am currently in a very busy season, so my opportunities to engage here will be somewhat limited. But it is lovely to look at the new work.
I stopped here to leave my first comment because this one caught my eye. There is something very mystical about it that was both welcoming and mysterious at the same time. My first impression: I’m in a wooded pathway or clearing in the woods and there is an enveloping mist, more of a fog really, that provides a feeling of safety as one might feel hiding in a secret place. I am looking across the clean cut stump of a tree toward the clearing. It would make a perfect table setting to have tea with the fae folk or perhaps a white hare. In the near distance is a mystical being of some kind, standing in the one spot where a tiny bit of sunlight has made its way in to the glade to dapple the ground there. It could be a diadem or a portal of some kind, and object rather than a being. But I sense a presence which makes me think there is sentience there. Perhaps it is the faerie queen. There’s a sense of formality, of reverence due, but not fear. In the distance beyond her, the indistinct shapes of the trees appear to be forming an equally hazy image of human face made apparent by a hint of eyebrows and the shadow of eyes framed by long straight hair on either side. Perhaps the spirit of the forest itself offers her blessing on this meeting in the mist?
Wishing you continued success in your artistic endeavors! – Greg
Hi Greg, Your early Christmas present sent in September (how did I miss this?!) caught my attention this morning. The over zealous site protector had placed it in a Pending file and my under zealous self had missed it until now. I really appreciate your detailed and observant interpretation which mirrors my own feelings about this image.
I’ve had a very creative hands-on year working outside and only now am I returning to the warmth of the computer screen. Time for a touch of online creativity.
Until I started blogging I didn’t realize the importance of receiving feedback from Followers. For me it created a positive stimulus for continued communication. I love looking back at and reading your comments on dragonshades.com which were always both funny and challenging! Time for some new postings and of course you are always welcome to comment when you next have a moment to do so. Really great to hear from you.