Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fairies Dance -a Tinted Vintage photo

click title or photo to go see a larger version in my etsy store.
I recently purchased this image and was so thrilled to do so. I knew when I saw it in such terrible condition that I might repair it and tint it and make a prettiness of its fragile and falling apart state. This was so much fun. It took hours but I think it turned out lovely. The girl with the dark hair in front's name is Ruby Wheeler. Perfect fairy name..Ruby! I almost named Rita that, I love that name.. it could be a fairy name, or Pearl. ANy gem will do.. and now a fairy poem for you!
A Fairy Song
by William Shakespeare

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.


twolefthands said...

Wow, so beautiful! And the colors!!!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I don't know how you find these beautiful vintage photos but your new one is lovely! Your restoration is perfect!

BadCat said...

Its so lovely and really just evokes memories of a simpler time.

brunococo said...

Mesmerized by the fairy fantasy. I'm loving it!

Garden Painter Art said...

Hi Marianne:

I'm so glad that you were able to create such a beautiful piece from the "Fairies" photo. It is stunning! I'm happy that you were the purchaser.

Garden Painter Art
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