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                           "The Company" -by Megan A. Johnson copyright 2014

Woken from my slumber, half-in and half-out of dream...
warmly nestled against the roots of a great aged tree,
and wrapped snuggly in a cloak of dappled sunlight and
shadow...

Per chance, I heard a far-away tinkling, as though tiny silver
bells on the livery of miniature horses led in a procession...
soft thuds for minute foot-falls...the soft neighs and snorts
of burdened beasts, accompanied by mirthful laughter and
musical speech like a babbling brook, making it's hurried
way over smooth-worn pebbles and mossy rocks...

Laying still, barely a breath stirring forth from my chest,
I risked a cracked lid to chance a glimpse of the passing
troupe of the the Little Folk, the Shining Ones...
-The Queen and her dark horned Lord at the head of the Company...
She, resplendent in a pale gown surely spun of the lightest
gossamer, merely whispering across her glowing skin...her wings
shone like crystal caught in an errant sunbeam.
Her Lord's massive and terrible stag antlers appearing to put
such weight upon his dark and noble brow, but He leaving
no trace of his step in his wake.

The procession seemed to go on and on, peopled with all
manner of the Good Folk...winged and hooved, tree-bark for
skin, horned and spotted, and so on...and in all manner of dress.
-I was shocked to see some bare as the day they were made!
Some clothed in leaves and flower petals, or the metallic
carapaces of various beetles and other iridescent insects...
others adorned in a motley of leathers and furs, and bits of
moss and lichen....and still others, materials I can put no
name to...not of this world, I am sure!

They moved steadily onward along their path at a quick enough
pace, but their movements seemed more that of a dance than that
of a walk...wending their way here and there through ancient
Oaks and Elms...the underbrush, even at it's thickest, never
seeming to hinder or slow their enchanting movements.

I forgot myself for a time...in watching their procession pass
me...for apparently I had sat up with my eyes wide open...in awe of
their diminutive details and beguiling and terrible beauty...
their inescapable Other-worldliness.
-Slowly I came to realize that they, in turn, had taken notice
of me...and while in my beguiled and enchanted state, they had
circled 'round me and had me now surrounded...trapped against the
now cold, hard roots of this great and ancient tree I had so recently
found comfort in.
-Darkness quickly descended in the Wood around me and the Fair
Ones, holding aloft lanterns like small glowing blue lights
dwindling into the darkened wood, appeared to glow in their
Glamour...and then to grow...hedging me in tighter and tighter...

And then I awoke with a start...breath heavy and fast in the cool
air...the forest silent and chill in the early light of the morning's
dawn. The forest looked the same, but felt different. On my path back
home, little more than a squirrel's tread now, I noticed broken
mushrooms in a partial ring near my tree, as though trampled
underfoot...the forest seemed older the further I journeyed...

I felt disoriented...out of my own world, perhaps...

Upon reaching my home, I was startled and alarmed to find my once
verdant fields now barren and fallow, my windows dark and shattered,
my once cheery hearth dead and cold....everything under dust and web.

For how long have I slumbered?!

~*
The Company
July 2014  -A darker view of Faery...inspired by old Folk tales and Faery stories.   Bad things happen to those who shed their unwanted gaze on the Queen's Faery Company, it seems....
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             "Tree Laced Sky"    -by Megan A. Johnson copyright 2014

The Trees creaked deliberately in their slow leanings to and fro,
and I swear I heard odd, surely alien syllables...as tho' mumbling
to one another in some old, slow, ancient language...words heard
but not grasped, like those once thought perceived from a distant
running and tumbling brook...there and gone.

Their naked and now spindly limbs waving slowly and gracefully high
above in the tree laced sky, raking at the very clouds themselves
passing by.

Pulling tufts of soft wispy gossamer from these ephemeral whales,
in the hopes of re-clothing themselves once more, but finding that
too soon those feathery tufts had thawed and gone, like the fog in
the morning sun...burned away.

But ever they keep grasping and waving desperately at the heavens
for more.

~*
Tree Goblin by EMasqueradeGallery
Tree Goblin
Sept. 2014 -my "Tree Goblin" mask design sketch. Inspired heavily by the works of Brian Froud and Faery.
I've never considered myself all that great at drawing, but if I put enough time and effort into it...and a sizeable amount of erasing and re-sketching, I find that I tend to be rather pleased with the end-results of my efforts. This one included. :)

Image copyrighted 2014, please do not copy or in any redistribute without my given consent and credit. Thank you.
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Megan Johnson
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United States
Current Residence: Wyoming
Favourite genre of music: New Age, Soft Rock, Oldies, Ambient, etc
Favourite photographer: pixie-journal.livejournal.com/
Favourite style of art: traditional/handmade/fantasy/illustrated/painted
MP3 player of choice: IPod
Shell of choice: My 17 years old body...alas!
Favourite cartoon character: She-Ra, Rainbow Bright, X-Men
Interests
Hello everyone,

Recently moved from WY to KY...still settling and currently without internet outside of my phone...so haven't been able to do any updating in a while.

BUT.... if anyone is wanting a commission for Faery or Steampunk themed costume accessories before Halloween, please let me know. 
Email has been changed to reflect my new Co. name. So please contact me at:  Midsummers.Night.Masquerade@gmail.com   I will be checking this email regularly.

Masks, wings, garlands, hats, goggles, etc.

And feel free to follow me on Instagram:  midsummers_Night_Masquerade

Thanks so much!!!

~Megan J.

Midsummers.Night.Masquerade@gmail.com
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: my YouTube Music playlist
  • Watching: my computer screen...
  • Playing: Nothing, I'm typing...only have two hands
  • Eating: nothing...but hungry...about to make some food...
  • Drinking: nothing..

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DaraGallery Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Thank for the :+fav:
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AcrotomicStudios Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much for the fave! If you liked that, please feel free to check out my site for more!  acrotomicfx.weebly.com

You have some beautifully amazing makeup here, yourself! Keep up the good work!
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stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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kruru8547 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Thank you very much for the fave! 
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Carancerth Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch !
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Melonarium Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot! :aww:
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MsRain Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for faving! :D
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QuintessentialArts Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Thank you for the fave!

I think you dropped me into Drawings instead of Jewelry by mistake :D
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EMasqueradeGallery Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I fixed it.:)  I was faving lots of stuff and a couple were accidentally dropped into the wrong boxes. Figured I'd go fix them all at the same time later.:)

Thank you!:)
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