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1. Envelope Art

This year I am creating original sketches on all of my orders going out through Etsy. If even just an ACEO (2.5x3.5 inch print) is purchased, the customer will receive an original sketch on the envelope.

With a new baby I don't get a lot of time to just sketch, this has been a great way to get some sketching in while at the same time treating my customers with something special.

My customers mean a lot to me and this is one way I can show them. 

These sketches are not scanned in and saved, or reproduced. They are sketched, photographed for my own documentation, and then mailed off. Who knows, maybe one of them will become a painting some day. Now wouldn't that be fun! :)

 Visit my Facebook Page for a current album of envelope art!
Album here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152367583837472.1073741828.50735862471&type=3

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2. April’s Card

IisforIndiangardensIf you are pulled to this drawing, you are being asked to look at:  When you are planted in wrong soil and you are not thriving, you feel there is something wrong with you, rather than the soil. This happens when we are in places or situations that are not good matches for us. I love the Indian Gardens message. Indian Gardens is a lovely forest area near Sedona, Arizona, not far from my home. It’s filled with fairy energy and well, I love fairies, being part fairy.

This is a message about honoring yourself. Do not compare yourself to others or feel that there is something wrong with you. There are lots of forests, but this one has it’s own voice. It is special and enough to who it belongs to. When you honor and accept yourself and your uniqueness, the world will reflect that back to you.”

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3. #532 – Evil Fairies Love Hair by Mary G. Thompson

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Evil Fairies Love Hair

by Mary G. Thompson

Clarion Books       8/5/2014


Age 8 to 12       320 pages


“You could be gorgeous, brilliant, a star athlete, or great singer, or you could put a hex on your worst enemy. And all you have to do is raise a flock of two-inch-tall fairies. Easy, right? Wrong. Ali learns this the hard way when her flock-starter fairies get to work. Raising them means feeding them, and what they eat is hair. Lots and lots of human hair. Where to get the hair is Ali’s first challenge. What about the beauty salon? Easy, right? Before long, Ali’s friends, classmates, teachers, sister, and parents are entangled with the evil fairies, who have their own grandiose and sinister agenda. It’s up to Ali to overcome these magical troublemakers and set things right.”


“AGREEMENT 1. Alison E. B. Butler in exchange for one wish, hereby agree: . . .”

The Story

Alison is raising a flock of evil fairies in exchange for one wish. She wants to be smarter than her sister, who get s straight A’s and her parent’s attention. She has two problems right away. Michael gave her the two flock-starters and now he insists on checking up on her, constantly. It wouldn’t be so bad if he weren’t the second worst jerk in town. His brother is number one and dating Ali’s sister Hannah—the one who can do no wrong. Second problem, the baby fairies. All the babies want is to eat and they eat human hair, lots if it. Where is Ali going to get all that hair? She can’t use her own, and keeps her hair in a high bun to ensure the fairies don’t get to her hair. The boys shave their head.

Ali spots the beauty salon across from the middle school. They throw hair away every day. Ali tries to grab some of the discarded hair, but Mrs. Hopper, who has cut the Butler family’s hair since forever, catches her. Ali learns that Mrs. Hopper is not who she seems to be and wants to rescue Mrs. Hopper—the real Mrs. Hopper. Hopper is not the only one held captive. Molly and Tyler, who broke the rules while raising their flocks, are now suffering the penalty, and Mrs. Hopper—the fake one—is now holding them captive. Will Ali be able to free all three? Can she be able to get anyone else to help? Most importantly, will Ali raise her full flock and get her wish?


I love Evil Fairies Love Hair. It has some normal teenage angst, a normal family, middle school casts, two flockstarters who may or may not help, and a good dash of magic. The good kids are not always as good as they seem and the bad kids are not as bad as everyone, including parents, believe. Then there are the little evil fairies, who may not be fairies at all. Evil Fairies Love Hair could be a confusing story, but events happen in good time and everything flows nicely from one plot point to the next. In fact, I had read half the book before I thought to check the time. I didn’t want to put the book down.

From the title, Evil Fairies Love Hair, I had no idea what to expect. The fairy on the cover is odd looking with large, bulging eyes that fill up half her face and a baldhead. She looks demanding and she and her fellow fairies are a demanding bunch. Their leader put the fairies in this position and was now trying to get them to where she wanted to be in the first place. Problem is, she easily makes mistakes, mainly due to her enormous ego. I love the humor and the middle school principal who never has a clue what his students are doing. He just wants them back to class. All the adults are clueless.

Middle grade kids will love this story. It will have them thinking about what they would wish for, if they had the opportunity. Kids will also wonder what getting their wish would cause to those around them. Would it be worth it to have everything you want? This is the author’s sophomore novel. (Escape from the Pipe Men! is her debut and will be reviewed here soon.) The writing is excellent. The story pulls you in and keeps you turning the pages. Kids looking for a magical tale with a few twists and turns will want to read Evil Fairies Love Hair. You may think you know what a fairy is and what a fairy does, but do you really? To find out, you need to read Evil Fairies Love Hair. Be careful what you wish for—you might just get it!.


EVIL FAIRIES LOVE HAIR. Text copyright © 2014 by Mary G. Thompson. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Blake Henry. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Boston MA.


Learn about Evil Fairies Love Hair HERE.

Buy Evil Fairies Love Hair at AmazonB&NClarion Booksyour local bookstore.


Meet author Mary G. Thompson at her website:  http://www.marygthompson.com/

Find more intriguing books at the Clarion Books website:  http://www.hmhco.com/

Clarion Books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.


Also by Mary G Thompson

Escape from the Pipe Men!

Escape from the Pipe Men!









NEW from Clarion Books

The Twin Powers

The Twin Powers


The Perfect Place

The Perfect Place

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Filed under: 5stars, Favorites, Middle Grade Tagged: children's book reviews, Clarion Books, ego, fairies, hexes, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, imps, Mary G. Thompson, middle grade novel, relationships, wishes

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4. Sisters - A Painting Step by Step

Step one: Finish the sketch. 

Step two: Scan and trace using light box,  from print out onto watercolor paper. Using hot press 140lbs. 

Step three: Tape down prepared drawing and spray with clean water, patting down gently with paper towel. Let dry and blog steps. ;)

Onto step four: Lay in under painting....

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5. Book of the Month; The Weather Fairies by Marion St. John Webb Illustrated by Margaret Tarrant c1924

March winds

and April showers

bring forth May flowers

Listening to the wind and rain outside my window it’s difficult to believe spring has arrived.  I was hoping to take a few photographs today, but due to the inclement weather, I'm reverting to some from previous years.

6th May, 2011
Sunshine, dogs and walking shoes; see original post here

3rd May, 2013
Bluebells at Dunster Castle; see original post here 

Published by The Modern Art Society, London.

I love the spring. Do you have a favourite time of the year?

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6. Take the Part Fairy Quiz

One of my most popular quizzes. Must be a lot of us out there. :) Do share.

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7. New April Class Starts in April; Sign ups now


I am craving Nature right now. I want to grab a tree, smell a wildflower and dance with the Fairies. Scouting through my old journals, the Forgotten Journals, I came across a ton of fairy healing notes that wanted to be shared. Let’s travel to different parts of the fairy world…and have fun, of course. Class starts in April and there’s an early bird rate to boot! For more info, head on over to HERE. 

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8. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Fairies, Luck, and Magic Charms

I hope you have a magical St. Patrick’s Day. You never know! Today might be the day you stumble upon a fairy ring, follow a will o’ the wisp to your fate, or catch a leprechaun!


image from kids.scholastic.com— 
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9. Honoring all parts



It’s Fairy and Empath Online School Friday! Woot!

Today’s excerpt is from the Fairy Healing the Feminine class (offered in April). Our bodies are like the trees. All parts are sacred.

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10. For my fellow fairy friends

Fellow fairy girl Lindsey Stirling is amazing. Share a little light wherever you can, wherever you are.

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11. Things are looking a little different here and Cyber Monday Sale!


Lots of Changes

Things are looking a little different here…

I spent my Sunday playing on the computer rearranging, assessing, playing with my websites, and cuddling dogs in my jammies.

It seemed the Empath classes really wanted their own place, and didn’t want to be confused with the fairy/nature classes. Ha ha! So, they get their own school. Seriously, I have fairy students who love the whole Nature healing thing, and then I have my Sensitive students, who think the whole fairy thing is a little crazy. So, this makes sense. Each needs their own place to land here.

For January, I’m making Fairy Online School a little more accessible and more “self-serve.” I’ll still be available once a week for each class to answer questions, and talk about your lovely homework, but it’s more a no-pressure, have fun kind of thing. There’s two start dates, each on a Friday, for your convenience. So, if you finally want to learn about flower essences, or commune with Nature, tackle those empathic skills, or dive into animal communication, this is the place. Some classes will be retired. :( So sad. And some regrouped, but the student favorites will remain.

I am not doing any readings anymore. Sad too. I’m focusing more on the writing and teaching others how to communicate themselves.

Fairy deck

I’m working on new books in the HELP! I’M SENSITIVE series and the Fairy Deck, finally! Here’s a teeny little peek.


I’ve used some of the cards for my 2013 Calendar, and I really think it’s time for the cards to be, well, cards! So, if you see me on Facebook, do encourage me to finish them! I’m hoping for an early Spring launch, but we will see how that plays out with all the other creative projects I tackle at once (creative ADD).

I’ve been working diligently on my Story/Design Studio site also. I’ve been having a blast learning about video editing and storytelling used for teaching. PURE BLISS! Okay, maybe some of the program learning has been a little frustrating and filled with curse words, but the challenge of learning has been very, very fun.

Cyber Monday Through Wednesday Sale!

I want to thank all my new followers from Pinterest! My little quiz, Are you a sensitive, is practically going viral! For all of you, and my loyal friends and students, I give you Cyber Monday through Wednesday sale on classes! Sign up for January classes now at a whopping $25 off. It’s my thank you to you and to entice you to try out Empath or Fairy School. Yay! Go here to Empath School, here to Fairy Online School to sign up right away before the sale ends! These are crazy cool prices.

Take the Poll

I’m curious what YOU want to see birthed from Fairy Online or Empath School for 2014. Take the poll! I was considering creating a storytelling your life course also with all the cool skills I learned and can share with you. Would you be interested in that? What changes do you want or need? I’d love to hear from you!

Take Our Poll

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12. Mad Tea Party

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I happened upon this wonderful sparkly, shiny website and wanted to join the Mad Tea Party fun! Welcome to the Designing Fairy!


What’s this? Did a fairy leave it behind? A yummy cupcake for us to enjoy?


We travel a little further and there’s a yummy cake to go with the cupcake! There must be some kind of festivities somewhere.


Someone dropped some yummies on the path. Let’s follow it.


What’s this? A cute, little hat? I wonder what’s ahead.


Shhhh! Let’s not disturb them. It’s a MAD HAT tea party for the Fairies! What fun!


from the crazy mind of Designing Fairy, or possibly…from reality?

Go check out my fairy classes.

But the party isn’t over yet! Check out the other party-goers and kindred spirits  here.

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13. Fairy Invasion in my Yard

On my recent trip to my fairy garden, I found something quite unusual. It would seem the Fairies have made a home…



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But there’s another one! Can only I see them?


Another chair sighting. The Fairies are getting comfortable.


I spotted this one in my house! Well, I guess the Fairies are here to stay.


Fairy chairs available at and provided by  Ruby Road Resale in Camp Verde, Arizona.

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14. Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones, 304 pp, RL 4

  <!-- START INTERCHANGE - ENCHANTED GLASS -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> If you have been following my blog for a while, it's no secret that fantasy - kid's fantasy - is my favorite genre, and one that I really only began exploring

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15. I want to sleep in Home Depot



Does anyone else feel this way?

I went shopping in the garden department of Home Depot, one of my favorite places. The flowers are amazing! Everywhere I looked there were blooms and color. I felt home.



I wanted to drink up the energy, like my soul was feeding.



I thought about the times I lived without Nature. How did I survive?



Do you think they’d notice me sleeping among the marigolds?

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16. A little light in the darkness…Episode 3

Episode 3 of the Fairy Fabulous Web Show from Designing Fairy is now up:

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Head on over to my Tumblr blog to watch.

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17. Fairy Wings

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Fairy Wings

Ridiculed by all but her animal friends, little wingless Fia spends her days on the earth rather than in the sky. But when the boy fairy Kip invites her to attend the May Dance, Fia timidly accepts. Her wingless condition creates a stir until the dance is interrupted by a wicked troll seeking a late-night snack of fairy wings!

If you liked this, try:

Fia and the Imp
The Book of Little Folk
If you See a Fairy Ring
Fairy Houses
How to Find Flower Fairies

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18. meet little alpine and siberia fairies....

and their ADORABLE arctic pals alabaster, the arctic bunny and snowball, the polar bear cub:)

these lovely little fairies (sisters, of course) are now listed FOR SALE in my etsy shop here

these are ORIGINAL PAINTINGS done on gallery wrapped canvases and would make a perfect addition to any little girl's room. winter, or any time of year!:)

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19. The Part-Fairy Survival Kit at the Guardian Gateway Telesummit

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 12.56.09 PMI’m excited!

My topic: The Part-Fairy Survival Kit

On Tuesday, 10 AM Pacific, I will be interviewed as part of the Guardian Gateway Telesummit. It looks super cool. My topic is The Part-Fairy Survival Kit! I’ll cover:

  • the secret to seeing and hearing the Fairy Realm
  • learn how Nature can help you heal
  • find out if you are part fairy and what you need to survive and thrive

Here’s Details:

 I am excited to share with you a FREE one-of-a-kind event taking place this month: The Guardian Gateway Telesummit.

Twenty teachers are coming together to show you how to connect and work with the high-vibrational Beings—angels, unicorns, faeries, dolphins, plant spirits, power animals, and more—who are guardians and supporters of your gifts and soul purpose.

My colleague Kim Wilborn will be interview 20 powerful teachers who will show you how to work with the Guardian Energy that is SO wanting to help each one of us… and the world.

There’s no cost to attend, and even if you can’t attend the talks live, you will get access to each replay for 48 hours.

I cordially invite you to be my guest at this wonderful event. You’ll learn how to work with the High-Vibrational Beings who are waiting to:

  •  ~ Bring solutions to your everyday problems
  •  ~ Assist you in everything you do
  •  ~ Give you the wisdom and support you need to live your best life
  •  ~ Help you discover and live your life purpose
  •  ~ Raise your vibration and improve what you attract into your experience
  •  ~ Assist you in manifesting your heart-based desires
  •  ~ Provide an unshakable support system

 You’ll experience:

  • ~ Jean Slatter: Learn How to Hire From the Heavens
  • ~ Steven Farmer: Receiving Guidance from the Spirits of Nature
  • ~ Linda Shay: Joyful Spirit Dolphins…At Your Service
  • ~ Sue Storm: Angels for Prosperity
  • ~ Pam Montgomery: Discovering Your Personal Plant Spirit Ally
  • ~ Ronni Ann Hall: The Part-Fairy Survival Kit
  • ~ Cordelia Brabbs: Your Miracles Team
  • ~ Raven Many Voices: Dragons – Finding Your Fire Within
  • ~ Monique Hunt: Connect with Your Spirit Guide council
  • ~ Elvia Nina Roe: Meet Your Angels
  • ~ Helen Oceanheart: Open Your Heart to the Whales and Dolphins
  • ~ Max Ryan: Raising Your Vibration with the Angels
  • ~ Kimberly Mulrooney: Angels on Call
  • ~ Lesley Morrison: The Healing Wisdom of Birds
  • ~ Annie Day: Tree Spirit Healing
  • ~ Carrie Hart: Power Animals Unleashed
  • ~ Theolyn Cortens: The Teachings of the Nephalim
  • ~ Bernadette Wulf: Faeries Among Us
  • ~ Robbie Holz: Working with a Celestial Team

If you would like your life to be easier, happier, and more in alignment with your Soul Purpose, register today for the FREE [http://www.mcssl.com/app/?Clk=4956000] Guardian Gateway Telesummit.

“See” you there!

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20. Special for Telesummit listeners

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February is for Fairies!

Two fairy classes are being offered in February:  The Fairy Beginner Healing Class and The Fairy Healing the Feminine Class. Special discount rate if for those attending the Guardian Gateway Telesummit! Oooooh. Head on over here to check the classes out. (Just mention the Telesummit when you sign up!)

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21. illustration friday~wings

with confectionary colored hair and wings made of crystals and ice, little alpine and siberia fairies took some time out to snuggle with their arctic bundles of love.


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22. Fairies!

Well, princesses will have to wait until the fairies fly South for the winter. 

I have been given a new project involving these wonderful wee folk, and it's been quite some time since I have painted them. Almost two years in fact! I think I've done one or two here and there, but not many.

To catch you up to date, here are the new members of the portfolio family. It's been interesting to see how the added styles and techniques I've acquired over the last couple of years is being translated into the fairies.

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23. Fairies

© copyright Alicia Padrón 2013

I love fairies, don't you?

They are of course magical, but also I think they really touch that inner child in all of us.

© copyright Alicia Padrón 2013

I will be using some of these fairies on our PBJunkies promo postcard which we'll be sending out soon.

© copyright Alicia Padrón 2013

 Maybe they will sprinkle some of their fairy dust and find me some lovely fairy books to work on! :o)

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24. Fairies

© copyright Alicia Padrón 2013

 I recently painted these. 
I just love fairies.

© copyright Alicia Padrón 2013

Nothing like a fairy to really touch the inner child in all of us, don't you think?

© copyright Alicia Padrón 2013

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