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Hello there :)

I have been such a busy bee since I last wrote here... I decided with some help from my amazing friends to get my art to The Magical Faerie Festival in Canterbury held by the wonderful Matthew Callow. The only trouble was I only had a month to prepare! I first had to finish a commission, which took longer than expected (only myself to blame,) then my poor rabbit got ill and for a few days she was all I could think about. She's much more herself now but still not 100%

Anyway I decided, perhaps foolishly, that then would be the perfect time to paint my first large scale canvas in years! Not only that but to paint the image I had seen in a dream almost exactly a year ago that I had sworn to paint one day when I felt I could do it justice. This was a huge challenge and I spent many nights up until the crack of dawn working on it. For some reason I always work better in the quiet hours and so 'Faery Portal' was born. I managed to get it finished with around two weeks to go, during which I somehow found it in me to paint two OSWOA sized watercolours, one small canvas, one large sketchy piece, two miniatures and to hand embellish 80 ACEO prints. Needless to say I worked until the last minute when my friend picked me up to head off to Kent!

I'd like to congratulate Steph Barton and Jess Kay as well for getting so much work done in such a small space of time and literally designing everything from scratch for the festival, Steph with her beautiful tutu's and hair pieces and Jess with her puppets. These are not just any friends, they're marks a-.. hahah.. (english joke) they're the best basically.. ;)

The Festival was one of the best experiences in my life. I met so many amazing people, including artists I had admired from afar such as Linda Ravenscroft and made some lovely friends too! I learnt that merchandise and more affordable reproductions are a must at events like this as people dont always like buying originals on the spot. I have many many ideas now for next time, which all going well will be the Avalon Ball and Fayre in my favourite town - Glastonbury in October... :)

Anyway the larger pieces that I poured my heart and soul into are now available on ebay, the ACEO sized ones will be up there later today too.

The visionary canvas 'Faery Portal' which I am very fond of now, is also for sale, for the moment private sale. It would be very expensive and risky to ship to the US or abroad elsewhere so for now I'm only shipping to mainland UK. Send me a message if you're interested in purchasing this piece. I'll get the exact measurements later!


Lots of love,

Dawn

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Dawn Jane Holliday
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Earth
Favourite genre of music: Anything unique and full of meaning, truth and passion
Favourite style of art: Enchanted, Visionary, Soulful, Expressive
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: The Last Unicorn
Personal Quote: While living in yesterday we miss the today we'll long for tomorrow...
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moulinrougegirl77 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
happy birthday
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CelticWarriorMoon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :-)
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moulinrougegirl77 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
happy birthday
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Stygma Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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CelticWarriorMoon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :-)
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Sgiiach Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: :cake:
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moonlight311 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your Gallery
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SpiritedLittlePony Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question....Will you do an art trade through the mail?
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vonnbriggs Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love your art cant wait tell next uploads, more rabbits, I can hope, I love yours 
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