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Summer Contest - Little Fairy by Kerokie Summer Contest - Little Fairy by Kerokie
This is my contest submission for :iconclay-charm-lovers: :3

The theme of the contest was Summer, and immediately I thought of fairies.
You see, every summer when my sister and I were very young, my mom would take us into the woods behind our house to search for fairies. We made fairy houses out of slabs of bark, twigs, moss, and anything we could possibly find outside. My mom use to tell my sister and I that if we were lucky, we could find little fairy footprints. She also told us that there was a possibility that some of the stuff in the houses would be rearranged. I remember how excited I would get when checking up on the houses and finding that the acorn tops that I had placed as bowls were missing or knocked over. Of course, this was done by small animals, but as a child it was the most magical thing that danced through my mind.

One summer, I asked my mom why I could never see the fairies. She told me that they stayed only for a little while, because they were very busy, and that they were extremely shy. This disappointed me, but I continued to believe in them.

Now, when summer arrives, there is always a day when I think back to the time when fairies were very much real to me. Honestly, the idea of fairies are a big part of my artistic life now. The building and designing of fairy houses, and when I'd spend rainy days sitting inside doodling what I thought my fairies would look like, helped bring me towards my abilities now.
:) So I suppose, in a way, the magic of a fairy still exists.
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dulcetstars Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
I love this!
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!! Im really excited for the contest to end. But its like, all summer xD
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dulcetstars Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I hope you win!!
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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insilverscript Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
This is so adorable. I kinda wondered when I clicked on it "hmm, I wonder how this is related to summer" but you made that very clear.

Honestly, I think the story you shared with us is almost as adorable as the fairy. It reminds me so much of my own childhood, and it's a beautiful image. This is a really wonderful entry, and I'm grateful you shared it with all of us.
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AWUdHESDHEHDF. This made me feel SO GOOD. XD :heart: Thank you so much!!
I really hoped my explanation was good enough, so Its nice to hear that
it made you think of your own childhood. :3
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xXAkaeUchihaXx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute!
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thankkk youu~!! > w < :hug:
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xXAkaeUchihaXx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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Artist1946 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is a wonderful little one. I love how detailed and clean your work is.
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awww, thank you~!!! > w < Its hard to make it so clean because the clay I use is colored. Little dusts fly in it and make it all messy. So Im glad you like it!
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SharieSweetArts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so adorable <3 aawwh n.n
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
^~^ :heart: Thank you~!
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A-Lime Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
adorable <3 ... for some reason i wanna put her in a bottle o_o
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awww thank you so much~!! :heart: I've really been wanting to put things in bottles, but I cant find the bottles here. :c BUT IF I WIN THIS CONTEST -shake fist- I can win some bottles. : D
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MerryBrandy25 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so cute! :aww:
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so muucch!! :hug:
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MerryBrandy25 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! :D
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KelloBear Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh this is so lovely! You did so well in crafting this! It looks near FLAWLESS
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awuu ; u ; you really think so? Thank you so much~!! :heart: I use to make a ton of these when I was younger. They weren't as good.. But when I didn't have money to buy certain toys, I just made my own xD
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KelloBear Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Ahh I see. Well you definitely have the talent for it! The you in the past would probably be begging you to make more cuties like this one >u<
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awww, yous so sweet > w <
I probably would have been. Little me would prolly look at older me and be like "WATo3o". Ive changed soo much over the years lol.
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beepaws Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOSH, SO CUTE!!!
So much detail in her little blonde curls, and her little dress looks like it has real natural folds! Her little blush aww... can I ask how you do it?? They always look so cute! And the color combo (sky blue + yellow + red) just awww. Too perfect.

AND YOUR STORY. Wow what it's like what I hear in children books / movies. SO CUTE. I love your mom even more, she sounds like a ~*FLIPPIN' FABULOUS MOMMIO*~!! It's really nice you had a time you could look forward to and believe in fairies and such! idk I feel like they still grow onto you even when you're older in a good way. :'D
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
UAHAHAAH. Thank youuuu :'D :hug:
Her hair was a pain to do.I couldnt layer it right, and its really easy to break -twitch-
I did her blush with chalk pastel's. I just shaved off some of the red and used a paintbrush to dab it on the soft clay before I baked it c:

AWU REALLY? my childhood felt like a story book. My mom is the best mom ever. XD
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beepaws Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU'RE WELCOMEEE. :hug:
Oh god, I can see how it would be a painnn.
OHH I SEE. Will it stay on? O:

Awww I love your mom. D:
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep! Because the glaze protects it. That, and it would stay on without the glaze because its fused with the oils of the clay now xD Once it goes on, its near impossible to get off x_x so you gotta be careful.
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beepaws Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh I see!
That's awesome. * O * Then they can be used as charms without the worry of the cute blushes falling off. :D
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah! I had that problem so much when I did the little circle charms D: They're better at keeping on when glazed, but still! ><
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beepaws Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh I see! DD:
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jessiebelle93 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww ^_^ I love fairies, and I always loved looking for fairies though I never made a house for them :iconfairyplz:
Also, her hair is amazing!
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:heart: I do too~! It was always so fun trying to find them.

Thank you very much~! :3
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jessiebelle93 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I know! ^_^
you're welcome :heart:
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FredFredBurgeer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Well. I know what you and I are doing tomorrow.
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
.... Which is? xD
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beepaws Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's totally going to play with this cute little fairy and try to comb her hair in disappointment that it's made out of clay so he can't do that unless he does so with knives so he shrugs it off and makes little fairy houses with barks and such and put her in it and have tea with her but at the end of the day he knows he has to say goodbye so he's really sad but the fairy told him she will always be in his heart so he goes home thinking of the fairy forevs.

~*da end*~

~~*like n repost if dis made u cry )))':*~~
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dat soh made me cry. Erry time ; 0 ; Eet made hem cry too I seens it.
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beepaws Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
; 0 ;
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ScourgeLover1878 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so adorable! May I ask how you make all of those?
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awww! Thank you very much :3
Well.. thats a very broad question. ^^;

I use clay. :3 I can't really explain HOW I make these little things, but I could do a tutorial ^^
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ScourgeLover1878 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, and that would be nice, if you could! ^_^
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Kerokie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I definitely will! JUST FOH YOU >:3
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ScourgeLover1878 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thank you! :Meow:
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