Monday, May 6, 2013

Fairy Thoughts

This past weekend I went to Scarborough Faire with my wonderfully talented friend Angie. She makes amazing fairy wings. (If you want to acquire your own pair check out her website On Gossamer Wings.) Anyway, she allowed me to borrow a pair of her wings while attending the faire:

She is in the green and I'm in the monarch wings. More than anything, she amazes me as to how easily she can slip into the character of a fairy. People are always wanting to take pictures and the children are so amazed by her and she is more than willing to always stop and talk to them. On one such occasion, a father came forward with his daughter and asked, "Do you mind, this is a hands on experience." It was quickly realized that his daughter was blind. I willingly allowed her to feel my velvet bodice and blouse, my face, hair, etc. she then moved on to Angie. While I was able to speak some to this young girl, Angie immediately slipped into character and described everything that she was wearing and all the things around her. She then asked the girl what she was on this day (the girl was wearing a warrior ensemble). The conversation carried on for going on 10+ minutes and I was truly in awe.

I later wondered how you would describe colors to a blind person to help them understand. Chocolate brown, I can understand because when you taste chocolate you can imagine what it looks and feels like. There are other colors that can be "tasted" like reds (strawberry, pepper, fiery, etc.), yellow (tart lemon), green (smell of grass, lime, granny smith apple, etc.), orange (well, orange....). What other colors can be described by taste or smell.....



 

3 comments:

Sara Watson said...

very cool experience

the wings are BEAUTIFUL!

Diane said...

Love the wings! Purple = wine(but not for kids)

Jay said...

I don't know how I missed reading this blog!! Love hearing of your experiences at the Faire!