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(March 2007) u.f.o. NEWS
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Just as I suspected; urban fairies can show up just about anywhere. There are spaces too small fo humans to even noticed. Some time ago I was told of a fairy door in a stairwell of the ISR building on the University of Michigan campus. I finally had a chance to go and seek it out. I found it after a bit of stair climbing.
After getting quotes on printing, I have decided to increase the page count of "Who's Behind the Fairy Doors"... this will make for a better book... AND still make my dead-line of May 15th.
Busy busy! I had to place new journal/guestbooks at Sweetwaters Café, Peaceable Kingdom and the Library. I never did find the 9th journal/guestbook from Sweetwaters. The fairy reading room, in the books at the library was ransacked... The toenails of the duck-foot/wingback chair were broken off. I only have 3 more illustrations to complete for "Who's Behind the Fairy Doors?". I met with the book printer yesterday and everything seems to be in order. (I also fixed some bum links in the blog archives)
Whew! I'm glad Saint Patrick's Day is over. All the drunks around downtown is hazardous for the fairy doors. The fairies can take care of themselves... I thinkthey lay low, but that leaves their constructions vulnerable. Luckily the tickets were behind the glass so they didn't get pulled out. The broken cornice at Selo-shevel was the worst of it, this year.

Apparently some the urban fairies were actually busy that day. A second space has appeared in the Peaceable Kingdom!

I can take an "ok" photograph if I have a good camera, but still not as good as one who does it for a living, like Bob Foran or Myra Klarman. In view of that, I was really pleased to hear from Myra, who shot pics for the Metromedia piece, by Jon Zemke, on art and businesses. She sent some of her very fine photographs of the fairy doors with permission to use. Which I will!

Hokay... Myra Klarman pics on the Sweetwater, Peaceable Kingdom & Red Shoes pages.


I've made corrections to "Who's Behind the Fairy Doors", and now I amcreating the print-ready files, then off to the printer. I am also working on a 2nd Poster of fairy doors as well as new postcards and greeting cards. We have our booth number assigned for the Ann Arbor Book Festival. #49


CD to printer today.


I found a few european blogs referencing the fairy doors. A Dutch, a French and a German blog. I'll put them up on the blogs page once I have translated. (gotta be sure they are saying nice things!)


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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.

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