Today we welcome back the lovely Maygreen Fairies, who also took part in our spring fair. Her creations couldn’t be more suited to our fairy tale theme so we can’t wait to see her wonderful fairy items again! If you missed her last time you can find out more about her…
Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
I am a self taught Mixed Media & Altered Artist who enjoys creating whimsical art using vintage photos, materials and findings. I live in the Sussex Countryside with my husband and young twin boys.
My creations include Bottled & Caged Fairies and Mermaids, unique Greetings Cards, Luxury Gift Tags, Whimsical Bookmarks and Cute Fairy Magnets, Magical Jewellery pieces, Home décor items, Decorative Collages, and Altered Books.
How would you describe your style?
In two words – Vintage Whimsy
How long have you been making your craft items?
I began creating whimsical Artist Trading Cards when my twin boys were babies, some seven years ago now, the rest of my creations evolved over those seven years to where I am now.
Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
I have several popular items, but the pieces that get the most attention, particularly at Fairs I attend are my Fairy Jars, each Fairy is suspended inside the Jar on an invisible thread which means that the Fairies appear to flutter and move inside the Jar. I also offer a Bespoke Service where you can have a loved one bottled as a Fairy or Mermaid, these make lovely gifts and are also popular as Bridesmaids Gifts at Weddings.
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
I love attending Fairs and having all my hard work on display, meeting people and chatting about my creations and seeing clients faces when they come across my Fairy Jars for the first time, or read one of my cheeky Fairy Cards, it’s great to make people smile through my Art.
Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
For the past three years I have taken part in the Wealden Times Mid Winter & Mid Summer Fairs, I also attend the Kitsch & Stitch Vintage & Makers Fair in Cranbrook, The Pop-Up Vintage Fair in Hassocks & Lewes and have my Art on display in the village of Firle for Artwave, the Lewes Open House & Studio Event. In addition I have Open Studio Events that I run myself at The Little White Studio in Horam where I teach workshops with my Artist friend Karen.
What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
I am currently working on a range of “Printed” Art Greetings Cards that I plan to promote to small Gift Boutique Shops and Art Galleries in the hope that they will stock and sell the Range. I am also hoping to sell some of my Bespoke Items, such as my Fairy Jars through Not On The High Street.
You have previously taken part in The Fairy Tale Fair. Did you enjoy the day?
I thoroughly enjoyed the Spring Fair earlier this year, it was a fantastic atmosphere, and a joy to be a part of a Fair that so aptly fits what I do.