Monday, 19 September 2011

Gypsy Firefly

Today's post isn't about a random song- the blog title relates to an image I love. When I was in Perth in August I bought a card titled 'Gypsy Firefly' (I took a photo of it, which you can see above. It's quite blurry but it gives you an idea of what I'm talking about). The image was created by artists called Angi Sullins and Silas Toball. There's something about this artwork that I find so mysterious and inspiring - I want to be able to step inside the picture and be transported into this girl's world. I think it was that kind of feeling that made me want to write in the first place; the desire to live inside any world, become any character and experience a bit of magic. I've got a few cards by these artists (as does my friend Lorna). I also just discovered this evening that they have website of art, inspiration and short films at I'd recommend having a look if you want to step into an alternative little world for a while.

This is an example of one of the films they've created. It's called 'A Knock on the Door' (which I find kind of funny seeing as one of the lines of my Haiku I wrote last night was 'she comes knocking'. A nice little bit of synchronicity...)For me the music ruins it a bit so I prefer to view it with the sound off! Enjoy :) and hope it brings you all some inspiration...


  1. Cool wee vid!!! You know I luuurve that card! :) Phenomenal artists! - You know I share your addiction! ;D
    I actually liked the music though...made me feel all ancient celtic-y and that combined with the imagery made me think of things like the Tuatha de Dannan....*happy sigh*...nice post..thanks for sharing and I'll be sure to have a wee look-see at the website!
    Happy Fantastical Dreams Dear :) xxx

  2. They make me want to paint ethereal pictures. You'll love the site! Enjoyx

  3. Lovely image, even when blurry. Can't see the video as I'm having a problem with using flash player.