Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Busy Week

We've had a very Busy week or so - AND sunny, warm weather, which makes everything so very much easier. Well -except having to stay indoors and work when being outside would be so much nicer. We have been out enough to get a good dose of sunshine though and it’s blissful! 

We've sent boxes and boxes of supplies for our workshops at Belcastel off to France and hopefully, we haven’t forgotten anything important. I’m not really going to know until I unpack at the other end. This time next week, we’ll be at the Chateau, no doubt wishing we spoke more French! It IS all very exciting. 

We received the first advance copies of Trolls a few days ago. It’s just wonderful to actually see the book looking like a book - and looking just as we hoped it would. We hope all of you who eventually get a copy will enjoy it as much as we do. We couldn’t be happier with it!  It is available for pre-order through Amazon or Signed Copies can be pre-ordered through AFA NYC

We attended Brian’s sister Carol’s wedding in Cornwall last weekend. It was a lovely event with music and costumes and again, glorious weather. Congratulations Carol and Alan! 

I really want to tell you all about the Step Out Walk for Diabetes that is going to take place on September 22nd. Toby and Sarah are going to walk for it and Toby is going to try walking three miles on stilts. I can’t imagine doing something like that but I’m personally amazingly grateful that he and Sarah want to support this. I have a personal reason for this. I’m type one diabetic - that’s the kind you usually get as a child or young person – totally dependant on insulin. I got this at a very late age - only four years ago - and I’ve been on a very steep learning curve since then, trying to adjust to an insulin routine and still carrying on working as much as I do. Actually, it’s working out really well. I’ve had absolutely wonderful care and support from my family and friends and the whole medical team who look after me. And the faeries. I know that they keep a close eye on me as well. So - that’s why this fundraising event is close to my heart. We would love any support you can give to Toby and Sarah’s team. Come and walk with them - and wear your wings! They’re called the Blood Sugar Plum Faeires and you’ll be able to purchase a tee shirt with a Brian Froud faery on it to show your support soon. I’m going to be a virtual walker.  There’s more information here 

And finally -Sneezle wanted me to show you something he’s very proud of. He says he grew these toadstools all by himself. I have my doubts about that, but I wouldn’t want to say that to him. He looks so proud and happy! 

That’s all for now. The next time I write, it hopefully will be from Belcastel!


  1. Have a great time in France you guys, and I have to say Brian is looking very cool there! :) all the best.

  2. All the best to the Blood Sugar Plum Faeires in their walk. Love that name:)

    My brother was diagnosed with diabetes 3 years ago. He was 70 at the time. It can happen to anyone at any time and it's important that people become aware.

  3. I'm so sorry you have diabetes. So does most of my dad's side of the family, so I have to watch out for it too. It stinks :-(. I hope the Blood Sugar Plum Fairies bring lots of magic to you all!

  4. Prayers for you Wendy, I love your work and have more fun doing trolls and dolls in your style. I started off learning from Patricia Rose, but when I stumbled on to your DVDs,,,it was all over. Doing fully sculpted fine detailed tiny and small female forms was over. Thank GOD! I was wondering if you plan to do a DVD that shows how to make a very large troll? I want to get one. So please do one for us folks and faerie lovers alike can buy them. I love to watch your DVDs. Write me to let me know? Oh, and can you tell me where to get the furs you use?

  5. Love the costumes, love the activism and love the toadstools most of all--go Sneezle!

  6. Many Bright Blessings, to you, Wendy. It does take a wee bit o' magic to learn the tricks of diabetes. SO good of Toby & Sarah to walk-the-walk. It benefits so many.

    By the by, I could not get the link to talk me to purchase a t-shirt. Are they still available? Can I still donate? Jax