pixie peeps

Posted by on Jul 4, 2009 in Illustration | 4 comments

Here’s a detail from the piece that is in the Maine Illustrators Collective’s “Working Artists Show” at the Kennebunk Free Library. Man, that is a lovely library. When delivering my art, we got there a bit before it opened. We enjoyed taking in the magnificent entrance, complete with cheery cafe umbrellas outside and a bronze statue of kids reading on a bench.

There is a stellar permanent collection of Maine children’s book art that includes familiar greats like Kevin Hawkes, Melissa Sweet, Charlotte Agell, Lisa Jahn-Clough, Judith Hunt, Wade Zahares, Holly Berry, Matt Tavares, and the list goes on.

The Working Artists Show is hanging in Hank’s Room, a separate gallery space downstairs off the Youth section. The reception will be this Wednesday, from 4:30 – 7:30, so do stop in!

The really cool find was the fairy garden tucked into the back yard of the library. We are pixie people, so this discovery made our day.

It was chock full of every sort of pixie. Like the ones that love a good fairy tale.

And those cool blue types.

And these peeps having tiny tea….

reminded me of a fairy I drew for Maddie’s Magical
by island author Jeanann Alves. This one’s sittin’ pretty on an urchin cushion while her fairy horse flies on over. You have to read the book….

Here’s our own pixie a few years ago after sewing her costume at the Peaks Island Fiber Arts Camp.

She never gets tired of drawing fairy fashions…

When you need a little sprinkle of magic in your day, swing over to the Kennebunk Free Library.

And check out the illustration show!


  1. Oh, that pixie! Too, too lovely…I want to smooch those berries too!

  2. Oh, you fairy lovers must read The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood and Whistle Bright Magic, by the very elfin Barbara Ullman.

  3. Yay, we are in need of our next fairy book! thanks, Kirby…..

  4. Do you still have the original of that piece from Maddie’s Magical Ride? I would love to see it – amazing!

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