The Journals:

I have left Journal/ Guestbooks at several of the Locations where fairy doors have appeared and invited people to share their own experiences, thoughts, drawings, musings and observations. On this web page I have posted a few of the journal pages with "translations", as they may be difficult to read in the photos.

Here are some of the Journal/Guestbooks which have already been filled. Sweetwaters café is on their 12th book (as of 7.23.07)...
people tend to loiter there long enough to read, write and draw.
Dear fairies

The doors

are very Kylie

very cool! megan

Dear fairies

You've given us one
fun filled afternoon of
fairy door hunting.
Megan & Kylie W would love
to see all the fairy doors?
You know where to find us....

Julie, Megan
&
Kylie
W.

Journal/Guest Book Entry , page 131 from Sweetwaters Cafe
11•11•05
Kristen says "Hi"...All the way from Sweden. 11 Nov 05
Der Fire

i Lov you.

Dear Fairy

I love you.

Journal/Guest Book Entry , page 75 from Jefferson Market
I was lucky enough to see Lillian make her entry in the journal at Sweetwaters Café

9.22.05

Lilly's
Journal/Guest Book Entry , page 177 from Sweetwaters Café

9.22.05

Lilly was very careful to return the pen to its proper place.
Dear Fairies,

"We are so glad that you have moved here. Won't you please answer your door? When are you going to come out? Why are you afraid of us? What do you eat? - Anna (age 5)

"I was the one knocking at your door. Don't be scared. I like you fairies. You have a cute house." (more from Anna)

"We have so much to say. Please come out when I knock" (even more from Anna)

This is a picture of your house.

Anna, Pittsfield Twp.
age 5

Journal/Guest Book Entry , page 87 from Sweetwaters Café
July 9, 2005

Today I have found all the doors I could Posabaly find they where all adorabul. I love farries! Thank you for being so cute! (p.s. I'm from Colorado)

from Chelsea (p.s. I'm reading Spiderwick it has farries)

Dear fairies my name is Isabel Sandweiss, and I am so happy that you came to ann arbor. and I hope you come live at my dads orfice. I hope I can see you sometime

Love Isabel

Journal/Guest Book Entry , page 28 from Jefferson Market
10 August 2005

Gram and I came to see the fairy doors.
Gram says there are houses inside where the faries sleep at night. The(y) come out at Midsummer just like in the play.

Abby Saborio age 3 1/2

Journal/Guest Book Entry , page 99 from Sweetwaters Café
Hi Fairies

I think that at night you come out to give good dreams to dreams to people.

Sarah
Age
7 3/4

Journal/Guest Book Entry , page 100 from Sweetwaters Café
Dear Fairies,

Please come visit Rennie, Alysha and me at Lawton School. we miss you. Your beds are still waiting for you to come. We have room for 3. We will take good care of you and feed you yummy treats. there is lots of fresh air.

Your good
buddy,

Patricia

Nikolas

2yrs

Fairy Response:

"I think I saw a fairy who looked like this....
but she wuz veree quickish... her feetsees problee not so lumpee.

Sweetwaters Café's 6th Journal/Guest Book
Entry , page 101
I CAME TO VISIT AND
HAVE COFFEE LAST WINTER - WHEN
TO MY SURPRISE A LITTLE BOY
WAS UNDER MY TABLE, WHISPERING
BEHIND A VERY BUSHY PLANT.
AFTER A FEW MINUTES - THE
MOMMY CAME BY LOOKING FOR
HER SON AND THE BOY MOTIONED
TO MY FEET AND SAID "THE
FAIRIES ARE SLEEPING...
SHHHHH!'

FROM THAT MOMENT ON,
I HAVE BELIEVED
IN FAIRIES.
Sweetwaters Café's 6th Journal/Guest Book
Entry , page 32
A wonderfully articulate message from the 3rd journal/guestbook
at Peaceable Kingdom:

8/11/06
" Dear Fairies,
After visiting Peaceable Kingdom
and admiring your magical fairy store,
I decided to sew a quilt to keep you
warm during the upcoming Autumn
months. While I was shopping, I met
Jane, the storekeeper's Jack Russel
Terrier. Jane was initially frightened
of me because I am a child and
some children yhave overwhelmed
her in their attempts to pet her. I
waited paitiently for Jane to
approach me and I remained calm
while she snuggled with me.
Although Jane probably looks like a
gigantic hairy monster when she


pokes her moist nose through your
fairy store window, she is a cuddly
affectionate companion. Fairies,
like children, are small in stature
and may initially frighten Jane
away. I am leaving a dog bone
for you to give to Jane as a
peace offering. I also made
your quilt out of paw print
fabric to remind you that Jane
can be affectionate with little
people if you are calm and
patient with her. I hope you
and Jane live happily ever after
in a Peaceable Kingdom.

Love,
Lauren Pankin (age 8)



I live in Grosse Pointe {ark
with my loving Dogs and
several magical fairies. The
fairies live in my flower garden
and are camera shy.

Two Paiges write on 2 Pages of the 3rd Peaceable Kingdom Journal/Guestbook
(I only just saw this entry which corresponds to the photo sent to me)
"I witnessed a tiny cat
sitting outside the door.
It vanished when I got
too close. It seemed to
want something to eat."






"It looked
a bit
like this"
From page 17 of Peaceable Kingdom's 3rd Journal/guestbook.
From pages 70 & 71 of Sweetwater Café's 10th Journal/guestbook.
Dear fairies,

Could you draw
a picture of a fairy
being chased by
a Burmese
Mountain Dog,
please?

from Sarah

This Page, please?

V THX!

he wont catch her......
unless she lets him.
if she duz... he will be verrry gentl & not too drooly.
mus' be jes a game , eh?
Burmese Mountain Dogs hardly ever
eat fairies.

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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.