I wanted to briefly share with you the beginnings of the Knittington Fairies. One evening in 2007 I had just finished making a card for someone, when suddenly I imagined a whimsical face with quirky hair frantically knitting a “Merry Christmas” message (it was close to Christmas). As I began to sketch she took on a life of her own with fairy wings, a flowing dress and a star in her hair. The next day I made a Thanksgiving fairy.
Before I knew it I had a fairy for every month of the year, and the Knittington Fairies were born. It was as if each one whispered their name, and their personalities seemed to pop off the pages.
I will be adding more pictures as the blog develops, so keep checking back. And I’ll keep you up to date on any new paintings, stories, or drawings that will be added to the neighborhood on Leisure Lane.
Until next time, may happy days abound.