(August 2008) u.f.o. NEWS
a sorta bloggish spot
||The Kerrytown Book Festival is coming up in September.
I am sad to disover that , yet again, the Sleo/Shevel fairy door has been damaged. UGH.
I have received e-mails and pics of other fairy doors popping up here and there.
I am also bummed to report that The Ann Arbor Framing Company closed it doors. Lori ran such a great frame shop and was a wonderful host to the urban fairie sthere. I imagine they may follow her where ever she goes!
On the bright side, The Arcadian Antiques is moving into the space on Main Street. I would not be surprised if there are some lingering urban fairies, just waiting to move back in.
It's hard to anticipate what a fairy might do!
||Yet again, I am amazed and disappointed in people. The fairy door at Selo/Shevel has been FURTHER damaged.
AND.... though we are on vacation up North [to those not from Michigan... "Up North" is pretty much any place that is at a higher latitude than oh... say Lansing...and any city or campground on the West coast (Lake Michigan)] we got a phone call from Red Shoes, were the fairy door was smashed off its hinges.
Luckily the urban fairiesare more patient than I am. I suspect they will rebuild. And soemone was kind enough to locate a couple of the broken pieces.
Damage on 7.28.08
Additional damage one week later on 8.04.08, pointed out by a helpful fairy dropping kitty.
||The urban fairies at Selo/Shevel have made repairs. Perhaps they were appeased by the HEAPS of jelly beans that were left at their door step. Though the candy seemed a bit less appealling after the rain and ants!
The Red Shoes urban fairies have also been busy, but still need to do some touch up.
||I apologized for not keeping up with the migrations of businesses and urban fairies. The Ann Arbor Framing Company has closed and the urban fairy door has vanished. I will update the tour map as soon as I am able.
There is a new business, Arcadian Antiques, moving into the space. I hope the urban fairies find it hospitable and chose to rebuild there.
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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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