Saturday, April 22, 2017

Chiller Fright Night & The Crystal Guardians

Hi new Fans from Chiller ! Thanks so much for your fan photos! I see the Crystal Guardians are spreading their good energy through the fright :O)

Chiller is happening right now through the weekend (Fright Night link is below) lots of guests so stop by and visit Bill Diamond with his Ziffits made here at his Creative Shop. He also has the Rise of the Skeksis Creatures on display with a sword from the original Dark Crystal movie !

http://www.chillertheatre.com/gt/gtc4.htm




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Etsy's Tyranny

I am posting this notice for my customers as Etsy has now blocked my ability to send messages as "punishment" for speaking out and sending an alert to my fans.

Yes... really they did! They seem to think they are my boss and that I answer to them, or something.

I do plan on writing an article to answer some of the responses I got and help with some suggestions from those of us that have left. Through trying to contact those that have favorited my etsy shop of the years. Finally Etsy has put their last nail in the coffin for me.

Open letter to my fans and why I am closing my etsy shop...

Tammy



Letter

Message to my fans

You are receiving this message because you have favorited, purchased or liked an item from FairyWillow’s Etsy shop. Etsy has forced me to send this urgent notice to you and is forcing (on mass scale) Etsy shop closings for anyone that wants to sell through paypal only. They created a new new rule that says if you only want to use “trusted” paypal then your shop will be forcibly closed by May 18th. So since I choose to use a reliable service such as paypal with paypal protection and Etsy itself does not respond to buyer or seller disputes and leaves them ignored. I am forced into the position with many others to close my shop in order to maintain customer satisfaction. With Etsy’s new policy people with stolen credit cards can make purchases of our items steal them and all of us hand made buyers are left open to theft with no way to pursue a refund. Etsy has shown full disregard to all artists and creators that have funded their company through our hard work sweat and tears of the years. This is an absolute slap in the face.

Last year I saw this trend and I created my own shopping cart checkout at my website Fairy-Willow.com where all sales go securely through paypal with piece of mind of buyer and seller protection and 24 phone assistance for us both. If you would like to keep up with my creations you can sign up on my website or blog here by entering your email. I promise not to spam, I only send emails out to my fans on new creations and the exciting things we are doing here at the movie studio. You can always unsubscribe at any time…

What ever you do, please be aware that any etsy purchase goes to fund a company that seeks absolute control of the artists on etsy as money slaves in every way. They data mine every purchase you make and when you make a purchase on Etsy after the May 18th deadline you are supporting their destruction of the income of struggling mothers, and grandmothers and all hand made wares of America. When will the people stand up and say, I WILL NOT COMPLY?

Today IS that day for me, I will not comply and I will NO LONGER support or feed a company that parasites off of hard working people in order to obtain more fees and deals through credit card companies and fraudulent claims. We as people need to step back from all of these “companies” trying to control our lives, what we do and what we say. Facebook, twitter etsy etc. have to know that we will no longer support their slavery of US. Because I am telling you this…… I may even have my shop shut down or be forcibly silenced today because WE as the sellers are forbidden to speak to other sellers or even notify etsy patrons of our plight.

But the last time I looked, I am in America a free country where I have free speech! I am an inventor, I am a creator, I am a 5 star seller and I worked hard over several years to EARN that rating… I make dreams into reality for anyone that asks and so I hope you will follow me and join my newsletter onto my new platform and support any other artist you have bought from in the past as they are facing this same choice, be backed into a corner, comply or starve.

Join me at fairy-willow.com and please message your favorite buyer or seller to show support before they close shop and you do not get to hear from them again.

Thank you

Tammy

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fairy Hunter Magazine

Hi All,

Posting this update and will send out the Newsletter update in a week or so for everyone on the mailing list. If you are not on the list and want to join the club, just add your email address in the box on the side of the page.

We have a wonderful collection of Artists, Models, Creators and Fantasy stories here for our promotional magazine that will be available at the comic cons on across the country. Take a look at these talented ladies and there is some fantasy art in there also with studio news and updates. This is the first issue and we will see how successful it is, we may do two a year.

Also, the photos of my 3rd fairy investigation "Tree Ents" are inside! Yes... I actually found a tree ent!

You can purchase a print copy or the ebook on the front page of my website here http://fairy-willow.com/




Saturday, March 11, 2017

Shop Update

Hi All..

I am posting an update about what has been going on lately. I have been trying to move and settle into my new shop. I really love it! The skylights are amazing. I am still unpacking but I thought I would take a few photos to share. I have a couple of projects I have been working on. One is a Skeksis from our Rise of the Skeksis trailer for a commission and two is a new troll creation. I have a few more lined up down the table but I will save those until they are finished...

The Skeksis is a collaboration of sculpting by Bill Diamond and I did some painting, the staff and costuming. If you are interested in a Rise of the Skesis...skeksis....send me an email and I can give you a quote.

There are a few items in my etsy shop just made active again here https://www.etsy.com/shop/FairyWillow. And I will be sending out a newsletter update soon with more goodies. Thanks for all those still hanging in there through my transition!

Fairy Blessings :O)

Tammy






Sunday, February 5, 2017

Moving week and Eva Cassidy

Hi all, Hope to share a real update soon! I am packing up my shop and we will be moving to a new and better studio! And the new studio will be GREMLIN free! ;O)

Listening to some of my favorite (transition) songs while I clear out some old things yet again. One of my favorite singers is Eva Cassidy. Sadly though she had such a beautiful voice and was so absolutely talented ... she passed away from cancer at age 33 in 1996. I never heard her until a few years later and wish I could have heard her sing in person.... Take a listen to the most amazing voice. And if you are interested ... here is her story https://youtu.be/bXU219b3Zdw





Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Rainy Day Troll

Here we have a Troll for your rainy day watching outside as 4 views change with relaxing rain and soft music in the background. A Candle flickers just to the side keeping our troll nice and cozy. ~Tammy Visit Fairy-Willow.com to learn more about my troll world and to join my newsletter!  

 Rain Only version is below...

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

1920's Speak Easy Gala

Thought I would share a project we just finished this week. I painted two murals and there are lots of other little props made today too. Hopefully I get more good pics from the crew once this is set up. We got this last minute and worked down to the deadline.

There is a secret entrance/exit to the bootleg joint for all the party goers :O)

Richie did and awesome job.. he built the structure in ONE DAY! like woah! rock on!







Updated with photos from the hotel with everything all set up! I wonder what the secret password is :O)





The ladies at the party look so cute in their 1920's dresses! I decorated the cigar box holder and it looks like it fits perfect!



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Crystal Guardians

This is a fairy willow concept commercial. These dolls will be available in my shop within the next few days.
Thanks for watching! Tammy


Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year and Flashback


Hi all! I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I hope that all of your faerie wishes come true at the New Years Ball!


And I wanted to take a moment for a flashback rewind to the old days for me. I remember all the great concerts me and my friends used to save our change and any little bit of money we pulled together at our fast food jobs just to get to the show in town on the weekend. One of my absolute favorites was Jon Bon Jovi! He always sings with such emotion and powerful energy. If any of you were ever there at one of his concerts you will remember how he would fly across the crowd with a a harness... I can remember him stopping for a song right above me once so close I could jump up and grab him ... I ALMOST did lol!

Some of the girls would wear ball gowns to the concerts. How time flies when you are having fun! This song brings back lots of lost memories for me. And its a good one to say goodbye and end the events of 2016 going into the new...thought I would share.

((hugs to you all)) You know who you are...

Tammy

Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Trolls & Goblins!

Just in time for the new year! New trolls and goblins!
We have magic mushroom trolls, a story book goblin and a space traveling troll! ~Tammy




Thursday, December 22, 2016

A little Scrooge rant before Christmas...

Hi All

It has come to my attention yet again that a certain artist is copying my work. She even sent out a christmas notice to her customers with a troll painted face just like my etheric elves with a jewel in the forehead. She is from Norway and one would think that her being born in the home of the trolls would inspire her own original ideas... yet not. So I decided to write a poem to the Scrooge Shirley on this fine holiday.

And also announce that I will begin a secret section that only my customers can sign up and have access to see private listings. That way no one will have access to certain trolls except the buyers. Look for that section coming soon! Tammy



Troll Scrooge Shirley
by Tammy

Shirley Shirley the copycat
Stealing ideas and inspirations
How dare you take from others joy
And soil their aspirations!

Shirley Shirley surely has talent of her own
if only she understood how true artists have grown
Through our own hard work, trial and error
From our dreams and visions!

Shirley Shirley surely wishes to be like us!
They say that imitation is the surest form of flattery...
And being inspired is one thing ...but not searches from bing!
Not when stealing from our art supply money
And our livelyhood to pay our bills, honey!

You undercut our prices and lie to the collectors,
The fans that know us all and have an eye for beauty!
Shirley surely they know you are a Scrooge this christmas
Stealing the art from all the other artists holiday sales!
Santa surely has you on his naughty list...
For your art compared to ours Shirley, surely PALES!









Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Siberian Falcon, the beautiful Circa

I thought I would share the day here at the studio with you all. We got a visit today from a beautiful Siberian Falcon mix from Russia. Her name is Circa and she is 6 months old. Her owner who is an experienced bird of prey handler brought her out for a while. She has a barn she shares with a lovely owl that will be making a guest appearance with Fairy Willow characters look for that coming soon.

She was absolutely beautiful and well behaved.  We were all freezing and she was perfectly at home.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Gnomes Winter Gift!

Their gift and my gift to you ! I had the idea to try and combine all of the crazy art forms that I know in one holiday short. Sadly I ran out of time to get as much in as I wanted. So much to do!

I was late getting this out and had hoped to have it done by the first. Hope you all enjoy and love to hear comments!




Sunday, December 4, 2016

Rupert and Ludo

Linda sent the cutest photo of Rupert in his new home! The tiny little guy next to him is Ludo named after Ludo from the Labyrinth! Isn't he adorable? Rupert is about 6 almost 7 inches tall so that tells you exactly how tiny little Ludo is. So cute. 

Thanks Linda for letting me share your photo!

Tammy






Monday, November 14, 2016

Troll Basket Give Away!

Yes its a give away! $300 value, anyone can enter... click the image below to find out how to enter :O) 

~Good Luck
Tammy 

http://fairy-willow.com/Give_Away.html
 Hurry Deadline is December 1st!

"Mother Frost" Stick Puppet Test

Hi all!

Busy working on a winter holiday short. I hope to have it finished in the next couple of weeks. Here is a little short I thought you may like to see of Mother Frost before her transformation. Taking photos along the way and will be sharing more soon. Enjoy

Tammy


Sunday, October 30, 2016

New Goblins

Hi guys... sale listings are finally posted. Just click on my shop button or go to this link >>> http://fairy-willow.com/shop.html Thanks for your interest in my artwork! Tammy :O)
Thanks ;O)

Tammy




Saturday, October 29, 2016

New Fantasy Troll Coloring Book is here!

The new coloring book is all set to go! It will take up to two weeks to get copies from the printers. If I get them earlier, they will ship earlier.

This book is just the beginning and lists some of my top favorite and best selling characters. If you have ordered from me in the past you may see yours listed!

Sale link is here http://www.fairy-willow.com/coloringbook.html