Sunday, August 7, 2016

#Sunday Bookday Foul is Fair Ch. 1


Greetings!  I'm really excited to share with you all today the beginnings of a brand new book! I had the fortune to meet Jeffrey Cook at an Oddmall event earlier this year and was immediately enthused to read his series aloud.  After all, what could be more perfect than a Fairy Princess reading a story about a fairy princess?!

Join me for Chapter 1 of Foul is Fair: Book One of the Fair Folk Chronicles. A young adult novel written by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins.  Our Patrons will be able to tune in daily to hear the next chapter.  Each week on SundayBookday, chapters will be compiled a marathon listen on the FAE YouTube channel that everyone can access.

 "Lots of girls play Fairy Princess when they're little. Megan O'Reilly had no idea the real thing was like playing chess, guitar and hockey all at once."
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunday Bookday: The Owl & The Eagle Audio Fairytale



:**:Fairy Princess Lolly:**: and Lady Leaflock read the tale of The Owl and the Eagle from the Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. #SundayBookday

WARNING: Content in this particular fairytale may be somewhat dark for the modern child. Listener discretion is advised.

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A little history...The Orange Fairy Book is one in a whole rainbow of a series, this one published in 1906. Although the forewords and dedications of these books, are often addressed to children, these stories do embody the elements of the classical fairy tales. That is to say, they do not always have a happy ending for everyone.

 Fairy tales were often used as a way to teach life-lessons, morals and ethics to younglings - not unlike modern day. The life lessons of a hundred or more years ago have the propensity to be slightly darker by today's standards, since life was very different back then.

 Whatever the case, it is our hope to reinvigorate these antiquated tales by sharing them with you through this audio format. Please Enjoy!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Meet Serena the Mermaid

Serena the Mermaid has been a familiar with the Fantasy Arts & Entertainment crew for a few years.  We first established our friendship at Renaissance faires.  It worked out so well, FAE invited her to have an official role with our court!

Serena swam across the Pacific Ocean and up the Columbia River all the way to Tri-cities, WA.  Lucky for the residents there, Serena has decided to make this her home for the time being!

Now that she's settled in, she's ready to bring marvelous mermaid parties and celebrations to the local children and events.  She has a collection of sea shells, pearls, and dinglehoppers that's she's been waiting to share with some small humans.

She even has a fun video introduction if you'd like to meet her. Whether you invite her to your lagoon or pool, you'll love Serena!







Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wintertide Update!

The season of music, tinsel and lights is upon us after the whirlwind of summer. We've had an incredibly busy show schedule this year and are now buckling down on winter work (even if hibernation sounds better).

One of the biggest steps forward we have made is the organization of our party and event company, Fantasy Arts & Entertainment (FAE) Productions. We've spent the better part of the year collecting character actors, face-painters and more and brought them all together under the umbrella of F.A.E. Themed parties with live guest-stars are on track for 2016!

You can check out the new website for Fantasy Arts and Entertainment or visit us on facebook.

As if that wasn't enough excitement, FAE will be producing the 2nd Annual Fairyblossom Festival, June 25 - 26th in Chehalis, WA.  We have an all new (yet to be revealed) Guest of Honour Artist.  Our first Volunteer Meeting will be on January 15, 2016.

Naturally, we are continuing with both the Festival and with the Coupon Fairy Book as fundraisers for Dreamhaven.  We have ended 2015 with nearly 200 participants in the current book. In this last month of the year, we are rounding up any and all interested vendors, artists, musicians, fellow events, etc. for the production of the new 2016 Book!

Happy Holidays to one and all and may you have the brightest of seasons!


Friday, November 13, 2015

Faeries for Nature Giveaway!

Hello my faerie friends! It's been a minute since I've done a giveaway so hooray for Friday! This week Faeries for Nature brings you GREAT offer!  Faerie Queen Rose features enchanted hand-crafted jewelry, accessories and find gifts for every faery and mermaid's fancy.
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Dreamhaven Park Update #16

Slightly late on announcing the news, please pardon the delay! Our relationship with the Black Knight Society has been sealed.

This is an exciting partnership that mutually builds our community by donating a portion of our proceeds toward supporting their organization.

The Black Knight Society is an organization developed to foster a love for education and exploration through the field of interactive recreation.  Hailing from the Wenatchee Valley in Washington state, they are visible in their community often volunteering or hosting mini-events and fundraisers.

Each year, the Black Knight Society produces the Wenatchee Renaissance & Medieval Faire (#WenRen), which is held at Wenatchee Valley College.  2015 dates are: April 25-26!

They performing and putting on educational panels and workshops that demonstrate various aspects of medieval life, combat, dress & fashion, and more!

A portion of the proceeds from every Coupon-Fairy Booklet goes to support this non-profit organization.   This year (2015), you can save $3 off your Gate Ticket by purchasing a copy of our Coupon Booklet!

If you're interested in checking them out more, or looking for information on how to join up, you can find them either on facebook, or contact them directly at: ncwblackknightsociety@gmail.com



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fairyblossom Update #6.022 x 10^23

I have no idea what number of update we're on for the Fairyblossom Festival so, Avagadro's Number it is!  Thanks be to Hollyberry the Elf for collecting the bulk of pallets that we all gathered to work on this weekend.

We let the men tear them apart (admittedly with much fretting on my part to keep the planks in good tact - sometimes they don't know their own strength!).

As they deconstructed the pallets, we rebuilt them into a fine set of 10 busker stages.  We probably need to do another ten, minimum, before we'll have all the staging we need, but we are off to a great start.

SilverTide cut all our swords for the Sword in the Stone game, assembled them, and then I got down to painting them.  He also had the ingenious idea to use some of the left over pallets to make our picket fence with, as well as cutting down our splintered boards into hand sign-posts and signs for me to paint!  It's like that guy knows what he's doing. :)

Ion the Leprechaun and I got back to the fort to find that the felines were STARVING (at least, from their fuzz-butt points of view they were).  I was happy to find that we had an all new vendor signed up for fest: Rogue Friar.

All in all, pretty great weekend of work!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dreamhaven: First Draft Charettes

In the news this week we've got a little peek from Coupe Architecture.  These bubble-diagrams on the left are initial sketches of the park layout, as per our last meeting.  A charette is a collaboration where design solutions are brainstormed and then proposed for a project.

It is quite a bit different from our original concept map (which was to be expected), and reflects the overall concept a bit better in regards to the "Fantasy Village" layout.  We should be seeing some more formal drawings as time goes on, as well as an updated color map.

We'll be using these sketches to create a large-scale modular map of the park as we move into the phase of collecting relevant business data in order to do our financial analysis.

The coupon-booklet continues to be both a growing success and endeavor.  We've already got some excellent names signed up for the next edition like Jasmine Beckett-Griffith!

Our Pinterest Board for the booklet is also another new addition to this version of the book.   It conveniently shows which businesses are offering what sort of discounts.  It is our hope to develop a phone app for the next incarnation (fingers crossed).

In other news - this week's giveaway comes to us from Herb Leonhard Art!  10 Pairs of Tickets to MythicWorlds in February!  Get your entries in and enjoy. :)

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Fairyblossom Update!



In Fairyblossom Festival news this week, I am most pleased to share a few highlights.  We've included the festival in the Coupon-Fairy Booklet 2015.  What this means is that with the purchase of the booklet, you get 1 Free Pass to the festival AND coupons and savings at over 100 vendors, events, indy-authors, musicians and more!

If you purchase before February 6, you ALSO will get a FREE PASS to Riona's Cave of Treasures coming up in Portland, OR.  RCoT is an artisan craft faire located at the Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center in the wonderful and weird City of Roses.  If you're local, we definitely hope to see you there!

On the DIY adventurous side of things, Ion the Leprechaun and I got industrious over the weekend!  We had collected some free pallets with the intention of deconstructing them as pallets, and reconstructing them as stages for the Festival.

This is my YouTube short documenting our experiment.  It turn out SUPER great so...this weekend we'll be making more!  The part that just pleases me all to pie is that A) pallets are free, so we are saving BIG bucks to build our stages and B) the leftover pallet frames that we tear planks off of are still in working order so they get to now become our walling and backdrops.

I LOVE it when a plan comes together!

Coupon-Fairy Booklet 2015 is Live!

The big news in Dreamhaven this week is that the Coupon-Fairy Booklet 2015 is live and ready for purchase! 

In Q4 2014, we had almost 50 participating vendors/events in the booklet and it was our goal to at least double that for 2015.  It's great to say that we have roughly 120 participating businesses now.  This incarnation of the booklet includes stores from overseas in the UK and France, the addition of musicians, authors, new events and hundreds of dollars in savings.

If you're not familiar with what how it works, it's like this: the coupon booklet is packed full of coupons from small businesses and events.  You buy the booklet and then get to redeem the coupons inside for savings at the participating stores/places.  Most of our vendors are online sellers so you can shop from anywhere for the interwebs cover the world!

The awesome part about the booklet is that it not only supports the vendors and small-business community, a portion of the proceeds get donated to Dreamhaven Park as well as the Black Knight Society (historical re-enactment & education non-profit).  Last year, this stream of our fundraising efforts brought in ~$250 - not bad for a first time effort that only had a couple months to get out there. :)

Righto, my wing├ęd friends -  until next time!