I love fairies! I have been intrigued by fairy lore and how it relates to environmental issues for a long time. The fairy lore of old teaches us to love and respect the world around us and, along with folklore, teaches us how to be safe from harm. If you behave yourself, the good fairies will protect you; if you misbehave, the bad fairies will play tricks on you and harm you.
In graduate school, I began working on a children’s book about an old garden, flower fairy lore, cleaning up the garden and taking care of it to bring the fairies back. This is an image of one of my fairies, hiding in the garden overseeing the work.