This 10″ x 10″ felted illustration features Viéve, still a mermaid, as she enters a magical shell that offers a portal to a woodland fairyland named Lichendia. The illustration is painted with wool, using nothing more than a rainbow of wool, felting needles, and a whole lot of creativity.
A reproduction of this illustration will be part of the inaugural story in the Lichendia series, A Mermaid’s Passage to Lichendia, a Woodland Fairyland, on track to be self-published and available for sale in spring 2021. The limited first edition hardcover will be a high-quality children’s book, signed by the author and illustrator, Hillary Dow. You have the chance to capture a piece of Lichendian history by purchasing an original illustration of the inaugural story. The sale of each illustration will help fund the self-publishing process.
The original 10″ x 10″ artwork will be mailed to the new owner after photographs have been taken and the book printing and binding have been completed. This purchase is a pre-sale, please expect delivery to be delayed until spring 2021.
Between now and then, as a member of the Lichendia community, you’ll have a front-row seat along the journey of bringing a magical fairyland to life! Watch and learn as we publish a children’s book and support many amazing people and businesses in Maine’s arts and publishing community!
Mermaid Fairyland Portal is ready to hang and add underwater magic to your wall. The first fully illustrated children’s book of Lichendia will bring the magic of a fairy wonderland into your home – through felted illustrations and words woven into a story that fosters imagination and learning. An original masterpiece of Lichendia magic could be yours! (Did we mention Hillary has a goal to earn a Caldecott Medal in her lifetime…)
If you enjoy felting and you would like to learn how to create illustrated wool paintings such as this one, you may be interested in Hillary’s Felter’s Master Class, held 2 times a year, with limited enrollment.