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(March 2011) u.f.o. NEWS
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I've been working on a fairy illustration to appear on a special mug for Generations Together. It is a kind of Field Hopper Fairy. A Field of Dreams Hopper Fairy. Hopefully I can get them produced soon.

Coming up for the month of May 2011

I will be showing work* at

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
123 West Washington
Ann Arbor, MI

This should be fun.

*Not all fairy related, but there should be some.


A cool event is coming next month at Central Michigan University
Imagining the Fantastic Mythic Art, Music, and Conversation.

And I will be giving a couple donated tours of the fairy doors. One will be for the winner of a fundraiser auction for an elementary school. The other will be for a fund raising auction for the Ann Arbor Art Center.


There have been a couple items in the news >

An Article in the Washtenaw Voice.

A blog post on Laughing Squid.

The Laughing Squid post was preceded by an interesting article about a fellow (Jeff Waldman) in San Fransisco who got it into his head to construct and install miniature doors around San Fransisco and perhaps beyond. Future doors will be made by other artists who will send them to Jeff for installation.


I did a bit of work to clean up the web-site. As I went I added the "fly away HOME" logo to the tops and bottoms of the pages to help with navigation. By clicking on the logo, you are taken to the Home page, the brick wall with the navigation doors at the bottom.

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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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