All Stand Still

Silence

I know you have been there before. One month, two airfares, a glimpse of spring, two awful hope-killing snowstorms just when you thought winter was already over, half-dozen of lines written, erased and written over, zero stories. Silence. A whole month of silence. First you tell myself it’s nothing major, just a stutter, a long-needed pause in a daily routine of writing, thinking, creating, arguing, laughing, talking with yourself. You say to yourself, it will pass. But it doesn’t.   


The colours of winter magic

Winter Colours 6

Today I will tell you about colour. And about winter. As an illustrator and a creative person, I am in constant search of beautiful colours and colour combinations. I store them all on our Fairy Pinterest together with my other inspirational finds. Generally, I am a big fan of pastels, limes and burgundy, although my colour preferences change depending on my mood, time of the year, fashion and people around me. These days I am in love with winter colours. May be because winter is almost over and I am missing it in a way, may be because I am in a slow, thoughtful mood and winter colours suit me better. I want to share with you some of my Pinterest finds showcasing the gorgeous winter palette.   


Beautiful People with Brilliant Ideas

how ideas are born

Having a dream is tough. It's a matter of courage It demands a good deal of faith and imagination and, let's be honest, a bit of recklessness. It takes hours of work, sometimes days of sitting around, sipping coffee, fiddling with your phone, doing nothing, or so it seems, going nowhere or so it looks from the distance, sometimes getting frustrated or bored, but finally, ultimately getting excited when you find your idea. When you find it, what will you do? Will you accept it as a one-way ticket in uncertain destination? Will you embrace it with its beauty, potential and fragility and give it a chance to change your life and maybe with that change my life too?   


How about some Fun and Nonsense?

Catherine's London phone

Hello Co, today we are happy to interview a sweet lady, a wonderful artist and a delightful storyteller - all this in one person! Seriously, only fairies can be that lucky. Welcome Catherine Constance - the author of Fun & Nonsense blog. A lot of people can draw, but few create their worlds with such wit, fantasy and sense of humor. "Drawing and painting is like stepping into another world. Imagine a door, take off your heavy boots, leave them on the welcome mat. Quietly turn the doorknob and push that door open, step into a world where all is possible and magic happens."  


Christmas memories

BR Photo Christmas.2013-11

Today Fairies & Co are proud to host the Robinson Family with their own Christmas story (yes, we just can't get enough of Christmas!). The Robinsons, a multicultural and multi-talented family, have longtime lived in Ukraine and now are making their roots in England, near Oxford. Ben works as a freelance photographer and writer, and Tanya is a stylist and enjoys felting. Their 3 kids, Emma, Yasha and Sonya are true children of the world. You can get in touch with Ben through his website benrobinsonphoto.com and we recommend his stylish and insightful blog.  


Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit

Creativity is an act of defiance

Do you find it easy to live a creative life? I doubt it. Nobody finds it easy. You might find it exhilarating, meaningful, fulfilling, but never easy. I know. I am living one. And no matter how talented and energetic you are, sometimes you feel deflated. Sometimes you think that all great ideas deserted you forever, sometimes whatever you do doesn't feel good enough. What do you do in such cases? Where do you go? Who do you ask for help? One day I saw this picture on Pinterest. There was something absolutely magical about this woman, about this image. I wanted to know who she was, why she looked so peaceful and free, and how on earth she could hold that pose! So I did my research, and found out that Twyla Tharp is one of America's greatest choreographers