That Time Of Year Again

It’s time for #artvsartist again, which is always fun. I like seeing the mosaics people make of their work and of course, seeing them in the center of it all. It’s nice to put a face on the things I see in my Insta feed every day.

The Southern CA Renaissance Faire is in full swing, we opened last weekend to great crowds and fun was had by all. I’m working at The OrtFaerie again this year with my friend Joyce Nunamaker-McCall (the artist, creator, and owner of the OrtFaerie) and her husband Fred. We’re in a new location down by the opening of Faire this year, just before Guest Artist Row, right across the street from Ableman’s Glass and forge. Fred’s Flute Garden is  looking lush and full, and we’ve got a lot of new flutes on offer this year, including some double flutes with drones and a bass flute that has the loveliest, deepest tones. David Springhorn is also at his usual spot in our booth, once again doing his bit as The Green Wizard and selling wonderful magic wands, telling oracles and selling sacks of magic beans to children (no promises about whether or not they will turn into beanstalks).  If you come by Faire you should stop in and see us! We run through the weekend of May 20th.

I’ve got a fresh batch of light catchers and some Faerie Pod earrings ready to go out in the jewelry case at our booth this weekend. I love making these little hand dyed silkworm cocoon earrings. They combine some of my favorite things and are the epitome of “reuse, recycle, repurpose” – they include scraps of vintage kimono or sari silk, leftover gems and pearls from other projects, some bronze wire off of a spool that I’ve been trying to use up for the last 4 years, and of course, the ultimate recycled object, a cocoon that the worm isn’t using any longer.

For more recycled goodness, come see us at the OrtFaerie and find out what your favorite urban and woodland scavengers have been up to.


About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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