Speaking of fairies and winged creatures generally, we wanted to introduce you to artist Lisa Azzano this week, and share some of her luminous art. Look at this fairy: When did you start sculpting angels and fairies and what inspired you? I...
She strikes an elf-like and enchanting figure on her Instagram, her riotous fluffy mass of sun-blond hair flying behind her as she runs through the sunlit trees, sits by ponds playing a tin flute, or gathers berries to create...
French designer Sylvie Facon takes fairy-tale couture to a new level with her intricate, otherworldly, and seemingly impossible gowns that are themselves storybooks. You might have seen her Arras dress (featured image above) that went viral last year, including...
It all started with a fairy, or so it seems to Wendy Addison. In a small garage behind her house twenty years ago, she started to use her skills as a self-taught artist, paper marbler, and bookbinder to assemble...
Japanese artist Asako Iwasawa’s work depicts nighttime gardens and plants that seem more fairy tale-generated than stemming from earth and soil. “What do plants dream of ?” is the title of one of her pieces, and her work might convince...
All art and photos by Guinevere von Sneeden. See more at instagram.com/guineverevonsneeden. Guinevere von Sneeden lives in an enchanted world, an uninterrupted sanctuary of pure delight where time is suspended. Dust particles shining in the sunlit windows hover in midair. Nothing...

Designing With Time

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE They don’t necessarily feature precious gemstones, the material needed to ensure safe passage back and forth through the centuries in Outlander, but Sue Beatrice’s pocket-watch sculptures are every bit as concerned with time as the blockbuster books...
“Hand With Pearls and Lover’s Eyes” 7x5 inches, oil on panel © Fatima Ronquillo, 2017

In A Lover’s Eye

For the Outlander television series, costume designer Terry Dresbach created an ensemble for Geillis Duncan that included a brooch containing Bonnie Prince Charlie’s eye as a secret sign of her political allegiance to the Jacobite cause. As Dresbach explains it,...
Have you ever felt the sudden jolt of bliss that accompanies the discovery of a hidden secret? This feeling drives treasure hunters of all kinds, deep-sea divers and junkyard pickers alike, to keep searching. Imagine, then, the excitement and thrill...

Shipwrecked

Greetings all my fellow Curiosity Explorers and Magic-Makers! Allow me to introduce myself: I am the Wondersmith. I work with wonder in the same way a goldsmith works with gold to create beautiful, meaningful, and magical art about connection. Of...