I have learned, not only do the Fae use shadows, but they also use masks to present themselves. They will weave their fairy glamore around themselves to create a mask or illusion I can't see pass. They may appear as a deer or a bird so they can go unnoticed. A familiar object that one doesn't think out of place. Their masks hide them like a veil and obscures them from me - giving a different perspective of what I think I am looking at. It is only at the time of removal (like the stroke of midnight in the fairy tales) when what is underneath is revealed.
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.
So be warned, Elfshot is not painful but it might require checking for tiny pin pricks. And after being Elfshot you will find it is addicting because then if you are like me... you want to see so much more!
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.