Sometimes coming up with a name will inspire the outcome of a piece. I've done this many times and its wonderful to see how a name affects the outcome.
This piece was commissioned by a wonderful collector who helped me create this little faerie,
by providing me with a name for her. She asked that I name the faerie 'Forget Me Never' and, that she be in a curled up position. And, I want to thank her for her inspiration. With that in mind, I was immediately sure that this little faerie would be rather sad. or melancholy.
Knowing my collector doesn't care for pink, I used red, yellow and pale orange roses which gave her a lovely old fashioned look. The rose theme was continuted through out the piece, in her hair, on her dress, her wings and the personalized trinket box book.