"I spooked ya - didn't I?" Meen giggles. Laughing so hard she had to wipe a tear from her eye. "Whatcha looking for?" As Meen started to take a breath so she could continue to ask more annoying unending questions, Nemmer quickly responds. “Good day Meen. Are you on an errand for the Shadows’ King or just out to play?”
"Now think hard… The Shadow King told you to do something… he normally sends you on errands to tell someone about something that’s important. What is new and important that you can think of?”
“I can’t think of anything new. Let’s see, Hungry and I were playing and then we saw Scarlet. Then the King found us and we saw the Nytemares and then Hunter sent Hungry to school… I can’t think of anything important in all of that. Sorry Nemmer, I can’t remember.”
“What does having to be hungry got to do with going to school?” asks Nemmer.
“What are you talking about? The King sent Hungry the baby Wish Dragon to school.” Meen’s eyes suddenly light up, “I remember now! I was to tell everyone that if they see a Dragon in the Shadows’ Realm that it is Hungry on his way to school. Thanks Nemmer." Jumping onto a mushroom, Meen starts to hop away. "I got to get going and spread the word about Hungry."
"That little pykse left before I could ask where she has been," grumbles Nemmer. "Probably forgot that too. Drat... I will just have to keep looking for those pesky Dusty Mytes. They could be anywhere... Imagine a wish dragon back in the kingdom, that is a sight I won't want to forget to see."
What was that? Is the shadow in the bushes a bird? It should be a bird because it is what I expect it should be. Often what I think I see right in front of me is what it really is. Yet, like the blue jay that I just thought I saw in the bush, might it not also be him?
"Now I understand that not everyone wants to be aware. I accept that, but how boring it must be to be one of those..."
"One question I do get asked when I am first seen is why do I dress up to look like a bird? Other than the fact that I think blue is my color, it helps with the secondary job I have. It is my disguise so that I can keep away those little dusty mytes that steal away inspiration. They are everywhere!"
"I find that my bow and arrows are especially useful in swatting those pesky little creatures away."
"Well, I have to get back to work, but now that you have seen me as I really appear, ask yourself this question. Will you take that extra second to look to see what was really there? If you see me, then may you be hit by inspiration and not the dusty doo-doo of the mytes! I'm off!!!"
I am sitting here pondering what to write about for this week's blog --- an idea that is being very elusive to capture. Which I find funny, because being elusive is what Nemmer, my latest character, is all about... he is about revealing what I "think" I see (or is it)?
When I started on my path to meet Nemmer, little did I realize I would have to be "elfshot" to really see him. He has revealed new dimensions to my sculpting that I am delighted to have discovered. I am like a little kid jumping around the room wanting to explore this new awareness. But is there more to see?
Nemmer has revealed so much more to me than just sculpting techniques. With being "elfshot", I now understand how the Fae use shadows to hide in. It's that shadow or movement one notices in the corner of the eye but when looked at directly, completely disappears. Is this their way of slowly revealing themselves? Kind of like a distant wave hello - so neither of us feels too exposed. Could they be letting me know they are there, much like the first steps in dating when a young boy hits the girl in the arm and then runs away? *smiling* I guess this way we both slowly become comfortable with each other.
So, as I was sculpting Nemmer, things that had been in front of me all of that time, suddenly revealed themselves. I now am able to see him in a new and different light. He chose to take off his mask and there he was. At the same time, I also now have an inspiration for part of his costume... and it looks like I wrote my blog.
Nemmer, the Archer, recently placed a Want Ad in the Bellwether for an assistant. The applicants needed to be A.P.P.L.E.S. qualified (see Ad below).
Many applied. Here are just a few of the applicants:
Nemmer placed the Want Ad because he needed to become re-qualified in the Order of the Golden Arrow in the Elfshot Guild (more about this Guild will be forthcoming). Appleshot Archer's are the greatest of archers who can safely shoot an apple off of a person's head (without hitting the holder of course).
But before Nemmer could re-qualify to be an Appleshot, the advertisement had to be cancelled. It was found that the Nytemares had eaten all of the apples.
Have you ever been or heard of being Elfshot? I hadn't either until my latest character revealed this little known tidbit to me.
As quoted from The Secret Lives of Elves and Faeries by Rev. Robert Kirk:
I had to wonder how this applied to my encounter with my latest character, Nemmer. He told me it was very obvious-- otherwise I would not be able to see him now. As I still was unable to make him out clearly yet, he offered to do it again, but I told him we would give it time to see if my vision got any clearer first. Let's not overdue a good thing.
This recipe is going to be in two sections. First is the recipe for making dairy free condensed milk which is required for the Nut Log recipe.
Now on to MY version of Nut Logs. The ingredients are:
Welcome to my blog. This is where I will reveal the magic of my Fae and their stories and share with you some of the success and pitfalls through the journey of doll making, sculpting, and other crafts that all come back to my dolls in many ways.
Categories - To Read any of the below tales - scroll to the bottom for the beginning of each!