Project - America's Magical Places
We are currently looking for high resolution images (upload info below) of America's most beautiful, magical places. In the magical sense, the images should spark the imagination, can combine nature with human endeavour, can be a secret tucked away location kept private (need to know nearest city, and state). We don't mean to interfere with anyone's personal great find, but share if you want to.
We have many magical places right here in the USA. Signs of proof that fairy tales can happen and are happening in the USA.
Submit your photo's for Project America's Magical Places to Kim@faeriemagazine.com
Example image of what we're looking for below.
Please be sure to provide photographer's name for photo credit, and by submitting your image, you agree to release the image for print/web publication to Faerie Magazine/Gwynn Oak Studios. If your image is chosen for publication, you will be notified prior to publication and receive a copy of the publication that contains your image. Images must be high resolution for print purposes.
Materials due May 7, 2012 for next publication release May 25, 2012. Images might be used for other publications for which we would notify you and ask permission.
Here is a good example of one of America's most magical places, located in New Hampshire.
Looking forward to seeing more magical places, right in our own back yard!
Upload to: https://dropbox.yousendit.com/FaerieMagazine
September 23, 2011
A Rockin' Forest Fairy Tale
The Decemberists' lead singer and his illustrator wife draw inspiration
from their wooded environs...
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September 19, 2011
Copenhagen's Urban Fairy Tale
Copenhagen has a solid reputation for being a romantic, urban fairy tale.
Read more here
Cinderella carriage turns celebrations into fairy-tale events!
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September 16, 2011
ABC Releases ONCE UPON A TIME Featurette 'Behind the Fairy Tale'
September 15, 2011
Rod Saatman as Prince Alexander and Allison Thomas as Princess Briar Rose
rehearse a scene from York Little Theatre's production of "The Spell of Sleeping Beauty."
September 10, 2011
The Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf have written and illustrated a book of magical fairy tales. Read more here...
Return of original Fairy Liquid Bottle
By Myra Butterworth Feb. 8, 2010
For those with fond childhood memories of making space rockets out of empty washing up containers, the return of the original white Fairy Liquid bottle marks a welcome return for the John Noakes (British television persoanlity and presenter of childrens magazine “Blue Peter” in the 1960’s and 1970’s) generation.
The bottle, synonymous with Blue Peters’ ‘here’s one we made earlier’ slots, is returning to supermarket shelves today on Fairy Liquid’s 50th birthday. It was a firm favourite among children, who eagerly waited for its contents to be quickly used up so that they could pull together their sticky back plastic and scissors and get working on making a rocket, pen holder or a flower pot.The star of the washing up liquid’s 1980s television adverts Nanette Newman said: “I loved making the Fairy ads, they were a big part of my life for a long time so I am delighted to be part of the 50th celebrations. Fairy has always been a kitchen essential for me, and now my daughters both use Fairy - it has been passed down through the generations like a favourite recipe.” A spokesperson for Fairy says: “The bottle became an essential part of any child’s make-and-do kit. Now children who weren’t around when the bottle was on the shelves have got their own chance to get incentive.”
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As A Fairy Ring Grows
July 20, 2009 Chronicle Times, Cherokee, Iowa
Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore, allegedly marking the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance.
Photo by Mike Leckband.
A "fairy ring" recently sprouted up on the west side of Oak Hill Cemetery. Although not full completed, this fairyring has the potential of being quite large. For those of you who have never heard of a fairy ring - a fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. The rings may grow over ten meters in diameter and become stable over time as the fungus grows and seeks food underground. They are found mainly in forested areas, but also appear in grasslands or rangelands. Fairy rings are not only detectable by sporocarps in rings or arcs, but also by a "necrotic zone" (dead grass) ,or a ring of dark green grass, which is evident at the Oak Hill site. If these manifestations are visible, a "fairy fungus" is likely present in the ring or arc underneath.
The Childrens Mutual Reports Tooth Fairy Tightening Purse Strings as Recession Bites
The Children's Mutual's annual Tooth Fairy Index has revealed that the average cost of a child's tooth has fallen over last 12 months.
(OPENPRESS) May 29, 2009 -- The Children's Mutual's annual Tooth Fairy Index has revealed that the average cost of a child's tooth has fallen six per cent from £1.22 to £1.15. The index shows that even the Tooth Fairy is having to fight the economic gloom, giving away £1.3* million less this year than last, as the credit crunch extends its clutches to the magic realm of Fairyland.
In 2008, the Child Trust Fund provider's Tooth Fairy Index found the average cost of a tooth had risen by an impressive 16% on the previous year. But 12 months on, the tooth market is showing signs of decay as parents resist the 'fairy pressure' reported in previous years, with 24% now happy to pay less than average, stating this helps their children understand the value of money.
David White, Chief Executive of The Children's Mutual said: "The fall in the value of teeth provides the perfect opportunity for parents to talk to their child about the value of money and the impact of the credit crunch. Talking about the value of money in terms children can easily understand can help them appreciate the importance of saving."
Encouragingly, 55% of all children save some or all of the money the tooth fairy leaves in exchange for their teeth. Children in the South West have the most bulging piggy banks as over three quarters (77%) are saving their tooth pennies, while those in Scotland are choosing to splash their cash, with 51% spending all the money the tooth fairy leaves under their pillow.
The Children's Mutual's Tooth Fairy Index reveals that attitudes towards the tooth fairy vary widely across the UK . Children in Northern Ireland benefit the most from the tooth fairy's generosity, as one in 8 children (12.5%) receive £5 or more for each tooth that wobbles free, whereas 12% of children in the Midlands have a gap in their purses as well as their mouths as they are forgotten by the tooth fairy altogether
The report also indicates that the tooth fairy herself has changed over the years. Traditionally, the tooth fairy has been known for leaving money, letters, and a sprinkling of fairy dust on her nightly rounds, though some parents recalled receiving an orange, toys or a book as a special treat from the tooth fairy. Their children in turn are now the recipients of mobile phone credit and magazines as the tooth fairy flies into the twenty-first century.
Fairy Dust Pendants and Charms RECALL
About 57,000 Fairy Dust pendants and candle charms are being recalled. They contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
The items, made in Hong Kong, were sold at gift shops nationwide from February 2004 through February 2008 for between $6 and $8 for the pendants and between $12 and $15 for the charms with candles.
Consumers should immediately stop using these pendants/ charms and contact Benjamin International to receive a free replacement pendant/charm.
For additional information, contact Benjamin International toll-free at (888) 249-7639 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.benjamininternational.com.
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