Whimsical Fairy Sculptures from the Fantasy Works of Celia Harris

“I feel the urge to create at least one thing everyday, whether it be writing a poem, writing a song, sculpting, drawing or graphic design. Whatever forum of expression it may be, creating seems to be as effortless as breathing for me”  Celia Harris

At the tender age of 27 Aussie based artisan Celia Harris is already a master sculptor. The child of two sculptors, she was encouraged at a young age to create whatever she could imagine or dream. The resulting polymer creations are the most delightful fairies we have seen on 7 continents. We were delighted to catch up with her yesterday at her home in New South Wales, Australia to talk about fairies, magick and fun.

Style Coven:  Do you SEE fairies, or do your creations come from your imagination?

Celia: Definitely both! How often I see them depends on how lucid I’m feeling and the location. I see them mostly when alone and in the wilds and there’s no chance of me being disturbed by another human with a commanding presence! Here I feel most at one with my surroundings and feel no different to the trees, the critters or insects. Another sight unfolds in those spaces. Also a lot of my faes are from the imagination with elements of what I’ve felt and seen and also stem from a sense of child-like play (and maternal instinct sometimes)!

Style Coven: Have you ever studied “fairy magick?”

Celia: I’ve bought books on the subject but failed to complete reading them! My mind has become lazy these days, I tend to communicate with them through feeling and the heart. As long as they know that I love them and that I honor and recognize them as an integral part of the earth that bears both of us I’m happy.Style Coven:  How long does it take you to make a fairy?

Celia:  This depends on the type of faeries, the costuming and anatomical detail. They can take from 5 hours to a full week ranging from my tiny little ones to the larger.

Style Coven: How do you give them their names?

Celia:  They mostly just pop into my head when looking at them! Sometimes though they tell me they want that name even before they’ve been manifested!

Style Coven:  Do you keep up with the people who buy them?

Celia:  Sometimes I get swamped with orders but mostly I can manage!

Style Coven:  How long does it take for a fairy to be delivered to the USA once it is ordered?

Celia:  Made to order takes 7 business days on average once an order has been placed to be shipped. For faeries already completed (auction style faeries) they are sent within 5 business days and take from 10 days to 3 weeks to arrive to their destination depending on the time of year and the location. An express shipping option is available and guarantees delivery within 4 days however costs extra.

Style Coven:  Do you do custom fairies?

Celia: I have 7 made to order listings on etsy at the moment but other than that I rarely do custom orders because they frazzle me so! I tend to need to go with my own flow as much as possible and mostly other peoples vision is not in that flow. I’ve been known to say yes though if something resonates.

Style Coven:  Have you thought of doing gnomes and trolls?

Celia:  I made one troll called Og’rak the Troll Shaman but I need to do more! I see them so often! I saw a beautiful big swamp troll once down at the waterhole where I used to live and have been meaning to sculpt her ever since!

Style Coven:  When do your fairies ever go on sale?

Celia: Never officially but sometimes I lower prices to meet the current market which always pains me to do as so many of my faeries have a good chunk of me in them!

Celia has been auctioning and selling privately to collectors from all over the world including: Hong Kong, Japan, America, England, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Scotland. Her future plans include a children’s book and a range of stationary, gift cards and prints.

Dedication:  For DeAnna Rice who taught me how to love fairies, gnomes and elves.

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Picasso: The Artist Ex Morte Vita (of Life and Death)

Born: October 25, 1881, Málaga, Spain

Died: April 8, 1973, Mougins, France

Full name: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso.

Photo Credit:  Self Portrait Facing Death (June 30, 1972).

“He did not blink. I had the sudden impression that he was staring his own death in the face, like a good Spaniard”  Pierre Daix

As a child I was so influenced by Picasso that when I created drawings of faces I intentionally positioned both eyes askew because that was how I thought you were supposed to draw eyes. When my teacher pointed this out to my mother at a parent teacher conference my mother was so proud. She recognized what I was doing. “My daughter is copying Picasso!” she said with pride.

In our house there were odds bits of art all about. Most of them were framed copies that my mother collected and displayed with the garish glee of a Pilipina who had seen the world. I was taught that a Picasso was the pinnacle of Modern Art. And for a child that meant that modern art had nothing to do with reality but everything to do with how life appeared when you crossed your eyes. LOL

Venus – Functioning as an Earth or Celestial Goddess? — Grandtrines

Originally posted on Alchemy Light: For the planet Venus, each cycle takes approximately 18 months to complete. As of 6 June, Venus has surpassed the Sun and now is traveling ahead of it. Thinking back to your attitudes regarding relationships, has it changed over the past month? Let me break it down for you. …

via Venus – Functioning as an Earth or Celestial Goddess? — Grandtrines

Lenny Kravitz’ #Penisgate Launches Haute Body Jewelry Trend

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St. James Rajewski from Los Angeles Body Jewelry and Studio City Tattoo

Long before Lenny Kravitz’ pierced penis unexpectedly tumbled out of his pants to the shock and delight of his fans at a recent concert in Europe, which by the way attracted the attention of Steven Tyler who tweeted his disappointment at not knowing Lenny’s secret, It was revealed in NY Mag in 2011 that he got his “pubic piercing” because he wanted it. (Do you, Lenny.) Also, his mother left him a diamond and he thought, What better place to put the family jewels than by the family jewels?”

Here in Los Angeles some of the winners CBS Local’s Top Piercing Shops already carry a selection of luxe piercings that are ready to answer a projected demand. In the wake of #penisgate piercer Saint James Rajewski not to be confused with Chris Saint, from Rajewski’s home base at Los Angeles Body Jewelry and Studio City Tattoo had some very stylish suggestions for LA-Story piercing fans who are on trend.

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Anatometal

Here’s an excerpt from the full interview to whet your appetite –

LA-Story: Who are your favorite body jewelry designers and why?

Saint James: That’s a tough one to give a concise answer on.. There are so many amazing jewelry companies out there these days. They have varying focuses on the style of jewelry, materials etc. So regarding the current topic I would have to certainly say BVLA (Body Vision Los Angeles)

Secret Celebrity Order from BVLA
Secret Celebrity Order from BVLA

is one of my absolute favorites as far as unique design with all prior stated higher end metals and gems. They are the top of the food chain when it comes to golds, platinums, etc and precious stones like diamonds or rubies and such. Anatometal is another favorite as such a well rounded company that carries all of our basic steel and titanium, yet also a wide variety in gold, diamonds and unique design. For post healed jewelry and innovative design i would have to say that Tawapa, Diablo Organics and Maya Jewelry are some of my other favorites.This list of my choice companies is certainly more extensive than I’ve stated here though…

Who is Saint James Rajewski?

My name is Saint James Rajewski, I am a 20 body piercing/modification veteran and an educator in all facets. I have pierced and instructed in 49 states and a small handful of varying other countries. My main drive in my work is to aid in one’s unique self expression and to comfort them during a vulnerable moment while going through their rite of passage. I am a facilitator of positive energy and intention via body alterations and adornments. Helping you adorn your temple and to realize what a temple it is. I’m also an internationally recognized performance artist in such acts as human suspension and other varying acts that show human transcendence.

by Marie Bargas @ahollywoodwitch reporting for LA Story.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Pics Allegedly Set Up By Security Guards

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Kanye is NOT angry with Kim and her family for supposedly setting up a photo op of him and baby North West out for the first time, HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY. Despite a previous report, Kanye is not pointing fingers at any Kardashians. Here’s who he and Kim think tipped off the paparazzi.

When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took North West and her nanny to a doctor’s appointment Aug.14, they were shocked to discover that they had been secretly photographed by paparazzi in the building’s underground garage. When they saw pics on TMZ’s website Aug. 15, they felt ambushed. 

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Minnie Manis! OPI x Disney’s ‘Couture de Minnie’ Collection

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Drop it like it’s haute!

Minnie Mouse is no stranger to haute couture: her fashion resume includes an eight-page spread in Vogue, hosting fashion shows in London and Paris and modelling not one but two custom-made Lanvin dresses. Some mice have all the luck!

Now she’s matching her lacquers to her lifestyle by teaming up with OPI for a ‘Couture de Minnie’ collection consisting of five shades in pinks and reds, including a ‘Liquid Sands’ polish, for those who want Minnie’s style power at their fingertips.

This is actually the second time the modish mouse has collaborated with OPI, having released a ‘Vintage Minnie’ collection last year. Before we know it she’s going to have a nail polish collection to reflect every side of her personality! What next, goth? (Yes yes yes, please make that happen!)

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Couture de Minnie from left to right:

  • A Definite Moust-Have (pearlescent fuschia)
  • Innie…

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