Sometimes, the Faire seems as if it will never end, though with every day there is the rising knowledge that it will end one day sooner.
Anyway, yesterday, I found myself in the Realm of Breeze. It was like walking in to a storybook, the sort of place you never want to leave. It would be hard to have even a moment of melancholy in such a place.
I found this glorious little dress from Jinx, and, from a newly discovered headwear designer (Love) that I’ll talk more about as the Faire goes on, a gorgeous butterfly crown. The most lovely iridescent wings from Soul kept me soaring, and of course I could never be myself without Lumae‘s amazing skin painting and a morning trip over to Analog Dog to put my hair together. That Queue Marlowe is a genius, I tell you, and her Faire styles are second to none.
I could have spent an hour just standing among the trees, looking out on the landscape. It’s a good thing glamoured skin doesn’t burn: the pink skies and constant sunlight might have made a red mess out of me if I were a natural redhead. Instead, I come with more magical protections than a £90 Estee Lauder sun cream.
It really is good timing this year, the Great Faire. I do not relish the thought of going back to Wylds and having to handle life in such a narrowed environment. I do not think I shall ever see my magnificent tree-house again, for example, and the Great Seelie Forest is but an impression on another floating island.
Oh, but even a moment’s thinking about that threatened to turn me maudlin— and as I’ve already said, it’s impossible to be maudlin in the beautiful world of Breeze.
Nope, forget those thoughts. Forget thinking about my own Realm. Forget the absence of Maric, that last terrifying dream from Gwythyr Gwynn, forget it all. Forget everything but the Realms and the shops and the dancing, just for a little while longer.
So I wandered toward the centre of the realm, where I discovered a massive tent! Outside, there were huge balloons. And I don’t know about you, but whenever I see balloons, I just want some myself.
And you know what happens with a Queen of Faerie wants something. In my hand there appeared suddenly a lovely brace of star-shaped balloons!
And of course, you know the rest—or can guess it. I must have flown around Breeze for half the day, dipping down in to shops, letting my wings and the balloons take me where they would. I’ll be sad, somehow, to go away from such a beautiful land. But I’m sure an equally wonderful adventure awaits me tomorrow.
Head: Catwa Jessica
Ears: BentBox, Sylvan Ears
Skin: Lumae Eirtae, Tone 1
Hair: Analog Dog (natch!), Iota (Available at the Fantasy Faire!)
Clothes: Jinx, Effy in Bright Summer (This is Jinx’s RFL donation item; don’t you just love those colours?) (Available at the Fantasy Faire!)
Wings: Soul, Oree (Thanks to Dyisi Oppewall for showing me these! I love them!)
Necklace: Empyrean Forge, Talia’s Heart (Available at the Fantasy Faire!)
Poses & Balloon Prop: Exposeur/Decoy, Chasing Stars
Spiffy photos taken with the indispensible aid of my LumiPro. I never explore the Fairelands without it!