when i was a kid i spent a lot of time alone... for a little while there i had the fairyopolis book and just like dragonology, i got super into it and treated it like a legitimate research document. i even did the spin around and call for the fairies spell that was in the book... i think that i liked the idea of lots of invisible well meaning presences at a time when i was lonely and scared of people's intentions.
getting really into gardening again as an adult ive rediscovered some of the illustrations that were featured in the book, and it's felt extra significant
here are the ones i love the most, all sourced from this website of the artist's collected pieces!!
hover over each one for my glowing commentary, i hope you enjoy seeing them too!