The Jackson Citizen Patriot ran the following article
on Tuesday, January 23, 2008
Check for fairies
Tuesday, January 23, 2008
Check your walls. You might have fairies. The ``urban fairy door'' phenomenon that started in Ann Arbor has made its way to Jackson. Jennifer Moore, owner of Pink Heels at Art 634 on Mechanic Street, believes her store is home to the city's first fairy family.
Intricate, miniature doors first started popping up in the home of Jonathon Wright of Ann Arbor right around the time he installed a closet for a preschool program his wife ran in their house. Wright has documented the proliferation of fairies to downtown Ann Arbor businesses and beyond at www.urban-fairies.com.
The doors have been featured in the Ann Arbor News, Washington Post and on National Public Radio.
Moore said she discovered the tiny door in her yoga studio after the holidays, calling it ``truly a surprise.''
-- Bill Chapin
Apparently, The Wall Street Journal caught wind of this.
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This is where it (fairy doors) all began the concept, the phenomenon. This site is all about the Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan (the original fairy doors) and what illustrator, Jonathan b. Wright , certified fairyologist, 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 Coffee & Tea, Peaceable Kingdom, Jefferson Market, The Ark, The Ann Arbor Framing Company, Selo Shevel Gallery, Lakewood Elementary Kindergarten, Fairy ticket window, Found Gallery, Mott Children's Hospital, The Michigan Theater, Google Offices, Nicola's Books, Found Gallery, Flying Pumpkin Cottage, fairy entrances, fairy windows, fairy spaces, fairy store, fairy shop, Flat Fairies, Clarence the Bridge Troll, fairy droppings. 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 and 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.
THESE ARE THE ORIGINAL FAIRY DOORS
of the turn of the (last) century