Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Little Fairy Music

Fairy Fiddler

In response to all your requests following my post last week I’ve a couple of pictures of The Dress for you tonight. Before that though I just wanted to share my first proper attempt at digital collage. I was going to call this ‘Ceol na Sidhe’ when I uploaded it to Flickr, but considering most of my contacts on there are neither Irish nor fans of the fae I decided it might be a bit too obscure. If they were all like you folks then it wouldn’t have been a problem :)

I was actually going to save this post for my turn at fairy blogging over at The Whimsical Cottage on Tuesday, but I’m not really that pleased with how the picture turned out. Plus, I was planning on including links to some nice fairy-fit Irish folk music but couldn’t find any good stuff on YouTube or the like. The search made me realise the only way anyone should ever be allowed to listen to Trad music is in a packed pub with a few jars in them. Listening to it sober just reminded me of the boring ceilis I used to go to when I was wee. So instead I’m going to direct you to this lovely little written piece by Lady Wilde on the magical beauty of  the ceol-sidhe.  Hope you like it!

Right, so back to the dress. It’s living over in my mum’s house for now; it’ll probably be a while until it’s worn so it’s better not having it lying around here for Himself to try on when nobody’s home (hey, it’s unlikely but you never do know!).  I only managed to get a brief moment to grab a couple of snaps of it today and the ones I got are a tad dark and blurry. Just take my word for it that it's much more pretty in real life. Hopefully I won’t have to wait too long to get to wear it!

12 comments:

JJ Beazley said...

You can't have looked hard enough for the music. Surely, Altan must have something, and they're nearly neighbours.

Dresses aren't my forte, but I do know feminine, and this is very feminine. I think you're going to look drop dead gorgeous.

Anthropomorphica said...

Ha ha, ceilidhs remind me of flying through the air incapable of keeping my feet. Definitely a dram or several helps! I love your dress Roisin and find myself a rather charming shade of moss in envy!!!! Gorgeous you will be!

Heathen said...

Your digital collage is beautiful Roisin! Is this really your first attempt? Amazing! I'd love to know what program you use if you don't mind sharing.

And that dress is so pretty...you will be absolutely lovely!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hi Friend! What a week. I am glad to be here where faery music reigns and friendship is forever. Thanks and blessings for all you say and do. I treasure it. light, Amy

t said...

Your dress looks perfect, just perfect.

Jeanne said...

Your collage is perfect!! I could hear the Fae music as I was reading your post....
And your dress is absolutely beautiful! You will be a drop-dead gorgeous bride!

Kathy said...

OH, MY!! This is gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Seriously. I say, damn the reasons. Get married next week. This dress is too pretty to stay buried away. Thanks for showing us the pictures! - Kathy

Kathy said...

I got so wound up about the dress I forgot to comment on your digital art. I like it! You did a terrific job. The more you do, the better you'll become to. It's a lot of fun, crazy addictive, and unfortunately has you flat on your bottom for hours on end. Cheers - Kathy

Gypsea Tree {Steam Spectre} said...

Oh that dress is so SO beautiful! I LOVE it! I can see why you snatched it up so quickly! I would have done the same. In fact I'm trying to grab it through my monitor...

AlphaBetsy said...

Your collage is lovely and so is that amazing dress. What a fantastic find.

mirsini's creations said...

Yay! Your dress is sooo beautiful! I can feel it, you will wear it soon! Thank you for this amazing article! As for your collage is very beautiful! All your collages in the blog are faery nice! Have a nice week, Roisin! :)

Róisín said...

Hi there folks!
I'm so glad to hear you all like the dress - I'm even more pleased with it since I got it home :) Hope you're all having a lovely Valentine's Day, or Monday depending on how much you care for these holidays ;) Either way, have a lovely night!
Roisin x

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