(April 2014) u.f.o. NEWS
a sorta bloggish spot
Working towards the second urban-fairies event at the Artistan Market.
The Musical featuring the fairy doors was great!
The Pear Tree Gift Shop is now carrying "Who's Behind the Fairy Doors?* Revised Edition". The Pear Tree specializes in local artists and their fine work. All our jewelry their made in Michigan as are the beautifully turned wooden bowls and wine bottle stoppers, bird houses, soaps and lotions etc.. This includes my book: I am local (and semi-domesticated) the book was printed in Ann Arbor and the binding done just outside of Grand Rapids.
Another sad day. It was sad when Elaine and Cynthia announced that they would close the Selo/SHevel GAllery and then only a matter of time until today the urban-fairy fairy door, one of the first downtown Ann Arbor (or anywhere), vanished. Nothing to do with the new owners of the building, but much to do with the connection with Elaine and Cynthia and the Gallery.
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This where it (fairy doors) all began the concept, the phenomenon. This site is all about the Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan 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, 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 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.