The FantaFairies

Welcome to your gallery. Here you will have the chance to meet the FantaFairies. Fantafairies are charming little ladies, but do not underestimate their powers. They bring joy and hope. They are patrons of places, protectors of feelings, treasurers of things they love and that we love. They fully live by their motto, to protect and embrace. Each FantaFairy represents a different theme and each will transport you into her charming and whimsical fantasy world. Children and adults will delight in searching for hidden icons in their intricate costumes.

 

Eva, Patron Fairy of love and commitment
Ah, love! Eva, Patron Fairy of Love and Commitment, celebrates all things dear to love and lovers—teddy bears, roses, love letters, Cupid, love birds, and many many more. Try to find all the symbols hidden in her skirt…Did you know apples are a symbol of love? And if you take out the "heart" from the Kanji symbol for love, all is left is friendship? This fairy is perfect as an engagement or wedding gift, or as a love token to celebrate Valentine's day.

Note: Eva is pronounced with an E as in the word “Enter”. It is an ancient name derived from a Hebrew word meaning "life" or "living one." It also means “Mother of life” or “Full of Life”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline, Patron Fairy of North Carolina
The North Carolina FantaFairy, Caroline, features many of the official state symbols and adoptions, as well as places and other symbols, which are not official, but certainly very representative of North Carolina.
These symbols are:
· Strawberries and Blueberries (The Official Berries)
· Milk (The Official Beverage)
· A Male Cardinal (The Official Bird)
· A Shad Boat (The Official Boat)
· A Plot Hound (The Official Dog)
· The State Flag
· Red and Blue (The Official Colors)
· A Dogwood Flower (The Official Flower)
· Scuppernong Grapes (The Official Grape)
· A Honeybee (The Official Insect)
· A Gray Squirrel (The Official Mammal)
· Esse Quam Videri TO BE, RATHER THAN TO SEEM (The Official Motto)
· Carolus (The Latin Name of North Carolina)
· Tar Heel State (One of the Official Nicknames)
· The Old North State (Another Official Nickname)
· The Great Seal of the State of North Carolina
· A Scotch Bonnet Shell (The Official Shell)
· An Emerald (The Official Stone)
· A Pine Tree (The Official Tree)
· A Few Carolina Lilies (The Official Wildflower)
· A Few Sweet Potatoes (The Official Vegetable)
· The Wild Horses of the Outer Banks
· Biltmore Castle in Asheville
· The Legendary Vessel Queen Anne’s Revenge
· A Loggerhead Turtle
· A Clown Fish to Represent the NC Aquarium
· An Elephant and a Giraffe to Represent the NC Zoo
· The Wright Flyer
· A Basketball to Represent Tobacco Road Rivalry
· The DNA Helix (for the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries)
· The Binary Code to Represent Technology in NC
· The Caduceus that Represents Medicine
· Grandfather Mountain
· The Pirate Blackbeard
· A Few Vases to Represent Pottery
· A Lighthouse to Represent the North Carolina Coast

NC SPECIAL EDITIONS
Caroline, Patron Fairy of North Carolina
Chapel Hill Edition
The Chapel Hill edition features all the state symbols and adoptions as in the general version, plus The Old Well, Downtown and a "Chapel Hill" banner

Caroline, Patron Fairy of North Carolina
Raleigh Edition
The Raleigh edition features all the state symbols and adoptions as in the general version, plus a few acorns to represent Raleigh, City of Oaks.

Giselle, Patron Fairy of Ballet
Giselle, FantaFairy of Ballet celebrates some of the most important ballets of all time. She also celebrates the effort and art that supports performances, from music to lighting, to costume and scene design—all of the behind-the-scenes work that makes performances possible and sublime. These ballets are:

Nutcracker
Cinderella
Coppélia
Romeo and Juliet
Swan Lake
Sleeping Beauty
Firebird
Midsummer Night’s Dream
And, of course, Giselle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neerina, Fairy Queen of Halloween
A fairy to celebrate all ghoulish things.The greeting card features a lovely poem to entertain grown-ups and little ones. Nereena is also the star of our first book and iPad app Nereena, the Fairy Queen of Halloween. She is a very special fairy—as a matter fact, so far, she is the only Fairy Queen.

From Nereena, the Fairy Queen of Halloween:

Fairies have been resident in the human imagination for many centuries. In fact, their very existence relies on being imagined. The FantaFairies series of books, drawings and other artifacts exist to preserve and encourage that magical human energy that makes the existence of fairies possible, and makes our human lives more interesting and enjoyable.

Many know of the improbable city of Venice, Italy, perched off of the northeastern Italian coast, just barely keeping its head above the rising Adriatic Sea. This city, too, exists and survives (and some would say fully depends) on the imagination and dreams of mankind. This makes it the natural place of origin for an entire species of fairy, called FantaFairies, who issue forth from this improbable place to embrace and protect the far-flung cities, towns and hamlets, the holidays, the music, art and other yearnings most precious to the mortal humans chasing their dreams across the surface of the Earth.

 

 

 

Ariadne, Patron Fairy of Venice, Italy
AFantaFairies love to play games. Each fairy holds the secret to dear places, some are fantastic, imaginary settings and some are real. Ariadne is the fairy of Venice, Italy. Let’s see if you can find the secrets she holds. See if you can spot...

The Rialto Bridge
The Saint Mark’s lion (also the symbol of Venice)
Do you know what the Lion’s book says? (”Pax Tibi Marce Evangelista Meus”—Peace to you Mark, my evangelist)
The Phoenix Theater (La Fenice, named after the mythological bird who is periodically consumed by fire only to be reborn even more beautiful)
A mask, to represent the famous Venetian carnival held in Venice every year in February
A gondola boat and its “gondoliere”
The “Ponte delle Maravegie” or “Bridge of Marvels” —site of an important Venetian legend
The entry to the “Giardino delle Maravegie” or “Garden of Marvels”. A magical place of such beauty that visitors are charmed into forgetting its location
The famous Saint Mark’s square lamps
Can you find the “trifore”—the typical Venetian windows?
Can you see the “tricorno”, the hat worn in the past by Venetian gentlemen?

 

Can you spot all the fantastic creatures that live in Venice and emerge at night from the lagoon?
Can you find The little man with the cone hat?
The happy snail?
The funny tomato?

 

Southern Side of Magic
Stroll downtown Chapel Hill in good company. Can you see there's a fairy right behind you? A perfect gift for graduation or to welcome someone to the Southern Side of Magic!

Also available without the FantaFairy


 

 

 

 

 

 

Marostica, Patron Fairy of Cherries and Protector of Local Economies
Marostica, FantaFairy of the Cherries, celebrates this bountiful fruit and also reminds us about the importance of supporting local organic farmers. Without their efforts fresh, safe and tasteful food would not be possible. Please visit your local farmers market and support local businesses—it will be good for you and your family, for your local economy and for the earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ife, Patron Fairy of Engagements
Marostica, FantaFairy of the Cherries, celebrates this bountiful fruit and also reminds us about the importance of supporting local organic farmers. Without their efforts fresh, safe and tasteful food would not be possible. Please visit your local farmers market and support local businesses—it will be good for you and your family, for your local economy and for the earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Magic Tree
A special place for all faries to play! The magic tree brings a wish for peace and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUSTOM ARTWORK & COLLAGES

 

The FantaFairies collage artwork are a limited series of highly detailed pieces. The cutout silhouette of a fairies is placed on top of a handmade paper background. The fairy can then be customized with various objects to represent personal tastes, for example objects related to hobbies, places visited or it can be customized with a name. The artwork is then matted and framed. Each collage artwork is unique in its three-dimensionality and customization, and truly is a beautiful and unique piece of art. Collage artwork starts at $450—customization is priced based on the complexity of the illustration.

 

Custom fairies can also be commissioned. Please enquire with us about the process. The timeframe for delivery is 3 months and prices ranges from $1,500 for simpler subjects to $5,000 for more complex ones.