Three Fairies in the Forest

December 2002

Sabrina had been busy working on fairy costumes. She was remarkably creative and typically would whip up one of these whimsical gowns in a matter of days. These fairies were made by recycling some of her older costumes, and adding anything and everything from her trunk of art supplies. This was her favorite color, sea foam green. She painted the tree on the bodice, with roots extending down from the waist, throughout the skirt. The orange borders and all the other color variations are painted on as well. The white fairy dress is a sparkling vision of flowers, glitter, crystals and trim, with several sheer layers of skirts. Inspired by these creations, I too attempted a fairy costume, although it really didn’t come to life until Sabrina came to the rescue. She fashioned the incredible head piece. Then she made a veil, which attaches at the waist and then to the shoulder, where a bird’s nest rests! She also instructed me in the ways of shredding, gluing, and applying foliage and woodland creatures. These costumes, so uniquely her, are now very much treasured, as is her glue-covered dress form.
This photo shoot was Aaron’s idea. Sabrina did all of our makeup and we headed to the forest. We had a blast that day, and these turned out to be some of the nicest pictures he’s taken.