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discussing Urban Fairies...or just fairy doors.
more SCREEN CAPTURES and excerpts to be added as time allows.

I'll have to check and make sure these are still valid!

INK MUSINGS a nicely phrased blog entry from June 25, 2006... with some good pictures!
Findability a cute blog entry from June 26, 2006
Poostreaks (<oops! heehee that's really what it's called) a blog from the UK May 14, 2006
< jyanli blogspot This is one of my favorites. Three cute girls and one cute bear named Argus.
A bunch of really nice photos. <
One of my favorite comments to....
The one above "Castles In The Air"
"Friday, June 30, 2006

Some of Us Got in This Business Because of Fairies
It turns out that Ann Arbor, Michigan, harbors a number of Fairy Doors in buildings to accommodate the Urban Fairies of the city. You can see the entire collection of Fairy Doors online thanks to the efforts of Jonathan B. Wright.

Since fairy stories were among my first literary experiences, I'm glad to see fairies are so honored in Ann Arbor."
~nhumanties.blogspot.com

My favorite part is the interjection: (*squee!*)
Check out the photos>>> here! Somebodies were industrious!
"pretty good artist"...you read that?
PRETTY GOOD.
<<< Check this out! Not just "pretty good",
but "amazing" as well (the fairies are, anyway).

HEEEHEEE!

Be sure to check out Tiffany Threadgould (she's ACTUALLY amazing)!
We worked together at Giddy Up. She does some great stuff!
She is now solely foccusing on Tiffany Tomato Designs.

<<< Canadian Television has (kinda) noticed the Urban Fairies... my web-site at any rate. I don't believe that it was "on" TV, but Kris Abel wrote about the fairies on his blog

I am bit concerned about a portion of his piece:
"... in fact it was with some work that they got one of them open... "

One should NEVER "work" to get a fairy door open. If it does not open with a gentle touch (after knocking), then you are not meant to open it at all. Our girls certainly know that. They are very conscientious about other people's (or beings) property.

Another correction: the first two fairy doors locations were found YEARS apart. The one in the hallway was discovered two years before Delaney was born.
<<< Fae Nation gave a mention to the urban fairies, though they insist on calling them faeries... not at all "offensive", but these really ARE "New World" fairies. Ceratinly there must be roots or hertitage in the past.
Foreign Exchange

4.2.07
In the last couple months I discovered a few European blogs discussing the fairy doors.

Translation>
(Using on-line translator):

Here gibts the places and pictures and so. Nevertheless do not understand I, to which those should be good. Naja I is probably too fantasielos

(apparently something gets "lost in translation")

German Blog
<Translation
(This one I can do... poorly):

So the fairy of your house can enter and leave by itself, why not install a proper entry door?

French Blog
"Doigts de fée" = Fairy Fingers or Fingers of the Fairy
Translation (thanks to Deanara):

I wonder how you guys forgot this but after seeing these little doors and their
surroundings I've become a bit hyper. So cool... they are little places in
"normal" houses/stores where elves live. Also look at Peaceable Kingdom, there
the space is completely decorated!

So, do you have a leftover door? Look for a place in your house and help an elf
find a home. If there are three of you who are ready, I'll make the site.

Sent by Jet.


Very cool, J! :)

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This is all about the Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan and what illustrator, Jonathan b. Wright discovers about them. It includes photographs of the Fairy Doors, comments in the Fairy Journals, Observations and speculations about the Fairies. Tiny Doors, Urban Fairies, Faery, Faeries, Fairy, Fairies, miniature doors, tiny doors, little doors, tiny fairy doors, little fairy doors, little faery doors, tiny faery doors, weensy doors, Sweetwaters Cafe, Peaceable Kingdom, Jefferson Market, The Ark, The Ann Arbor Framing Company, Selo Shevel Gallery, Lakewood Elementary Kindergarten, Fairy ticket window, fairy entrances, fairy windows, fairy spaces, fairy store, fairy shop. The site will be updated frequently with new excerpts from the Fairy Journals, New fairy sightings, Specifics about each location a fairy map. Any new knowledge of the fairy activity will be passed along by Jonathan. Also on this site are some hidden fairy surprises a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Fairies. There is a brief history of how Jonathan became involved with the Urban Fairies. There are links to local publications about the Urban Fairy phenomenon. Jonathan is currently writing several books on the fairies in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen, who coincidentally has found a fairy door in her kindergarten classroom. Hopefully it will be fun and informative to come back and see what's new with the Urban Fairies of Ann Arbor.