ERYL, Handmade OOAK Goblin Gnome Welsh Fairy Art Doll
A Bwbachod Fairy can be a HELPER
"Popeth yn iawn? (Is everything OK?). You look a little flushed. Don't get mad at me, maybe you're having a hot flash! How should I know? I'm just a bwbach, and an especially ugly one at that! HaHa! Don't get your knickers in a knot. I don't mean any harm, usually."
"Embrace the glorious mess that you are." Elizabeth Gilbert
Naughty Eryl is secretly a big softy. He can be a little wild sometimes but he has a big heart. Eryl's homely little face was conjured out of paper clay before it was painted 17 shades of green. His blue green eyes are hand painted resin.
Eryl sports a very special coiffure, donated by his extra large friend, Porter the Chocolate Newfoundland. We think Porter may have helped Eryl style his hairdo too... His "look" is enhanced by his copper loop ear piercings.
He wears a hand made wool felt wrap fringed in sheep's locks in gorgeous shades of green and turquoise. His robe consists of natural grey welsh sheep's fleece, locally sourced.
Eryl's arms are full of treasures. He carries specimen forest lichens, several hand painted paper roses, an apple*, a green aventurine** semi precious stone and his wee cat***, Gemma. A green satin vine trails down from under the tiny ceramic cat.
*Apple symbolizes totality, earthly desires or indulgence. The secret? Eat the apple=Acquire the knowledge. (Eryl says that's "deep").
**Aventurine is a good luck stone. It can draw prosperity and reinforce leadership qualities. (Eryl suggests that you should be careful with that leadership influence and not get too "bossy"). Aventurine encourages decisiveness. It promotes compassion and empathy. It can offer healing and soothing influences. (Eryl indicates that "he feels better now")
***Cats are the masters of flexibility, adaptability, magic and psychic power. They illustrate the value of being unique. Cats embody independence and communication, They help you embrace your ability to communicate with those around you or with the spirit and astral realms. (Gemma concurs.)
[Dated and signed by artist on a small wooden disk located on his back.]
Approx. 10" tall not including ribbon hanger.