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I saw Three separate groups on fairy door tours this morning on my way to work! I only spoke to one group (from Ypsilanti). I was able to direct them to the Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea fairy door, which is INSIDE.

Fairy Finders.


At the FairyCon (yes, there are such things) in Pennsylvania a few years back, I heard a panel, which included: Holly Black,Wendy Froud, Joseph Corsentino and Delia Sherman, who are all big shots in the world of Fey.

There was some talk of the concept of fairies who walk amongst us... looking overtly human, but with something...just a bit magical. Delia described an instance of this, which she called an "urban fairy encounter". I could visualize it and drew a quick sketch.

Today, I experienced 1st hand a similar situation as a "woman" ran by the coffee shop as I sat inside. My view was partially obscured by people at another table, but as she ran by a piece of bright green, splotchy (tie dyed?) cloth fluttered behind her shoulders (a t-shirt or scarf?) but it appeared like wings and she ran smoothly and swiftly as if her feet did not touch the ground. I couldn't see her feet, so.... perhaps they did not.


Notes to self:

New book contributor found.

Car Show:
• Molly & Josephine (drawings)
• Photos.

Far and beyond fairy doors... via e-mails


I just (yesterday) placed the 25th! urban-fairies journal/guestbook at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

It is interesting, when leaving a blank book (with "instructions") how many people are off topic. They either do not bother reading the preface or choose to ignore it. Still, there are enough wonderful (and pertinent) entries to keep it going.


Only 44 copies of "Who's Behind the Fairy Doors?" left! Getting quote on reprint.

Should I? Shouldn't I? I'd have to market more "aggressively"... hmmm
I am happy and thankful that it has sold as well as it has. But, perhaps I should "get out" while I am ahead.

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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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