Thursday, September 3, 2009
A private commission came in a few months back for an Absinthe Faerie. I'd never actually heard of an Absinthe Faerie before but was curious to find out about them. It turns out that back in the time of the Impressionists, Absinthe was a very popular drink with artists, writers and poets. The drink was very potent and it was said that you would be visited by the Green Faerie or Absinthe Faerie if you drank enough. She would arrive in an hallucinogenic haze and inspire creativity - I like that idea.