Sunday 1 May 2011

Where Fairies Dwell

I didn't want to post while the Royal Wedding was on as I had no relevant photos and there are millions of them out there, but it was all lovely, Kate is beautiful and I wish the Royal couple every happiness!
So, from real life princesses to mythical fairies. My very favourite place in Skye is the Fairy Glen in Uig.

 We spent a wonderful day there while we were on holiday. It is very peaceful and has a farytale, "other-worldly" feel. There are many legends and stories and many believe that fairies really do dwell there. Whilst that isn't my experience, it is very easy to imagine that they do. I like to sit awhile and watch the eagles soar!
It is also fun to run up and down the little conical hills.

Or follow the little pathways through the trees.

The Fairy Glen was the inspiration for this mixed media piece that I made and exhibited with Ten Plus Textiles (

I bet the fairies' houses can be seen there if you look hard enough!


  1. what an amazing landscape! lovely piece x

  2. What stunning photos! Love your mixed media piece too :)

  3. Gorgeous! i so want to visit there!

  4. What a wonderful place! I can see how it would inspire you. And you already know I love your textile piece :)

  5. It's an amazing place, isn't it. Love your interpretation.

  6. We must have been on Skye nearly at the same time! We were there from the 11th to the 15th. We haven't been to the Fairy Glen but will make the effort to go next time. Really enjoying your photos. We loved Elgol too. Would love to take the boat trip over to Loch Coruisk next time : )

  7. These are gorgeous photos! I never made it to Skye when I lived in Scotland. Wish I had!!