Nalu, the Firefly Faerie.

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We are so excited to show you our new art picture. We made it to introduce you to quite an extraordinary wee faerie that we recently met. Her name is Nalu. She spends most days collecting wee bits of strings, tiny treads and even small snippets of yarn and ribbons, which is not a strange thing for faeriefolk to do, most of us love collecting strings and things…but it’s what she does with these that’s quite amazing.

You see...She’ll keep gathering these until she has just enough (we asked her exactly how much enough is, to which she just smiled and said “enough is not a number, enough is knowing”) and then carefully tie each one into a wee little bow. They look similar to shoelaces, but we tried to make one and it’s a lot more complicated to do than a lace of a shoe.

Making these can take her anything from a few hours to a few weeks depending on how many bits of string she has…but she always has just enough which means it will take her exactly the right amount of time to do. When the very last one is tied, a full moon should be just about halfway through its climb up into the evening sky, under which she’ll sit and wait. She will whistle for the wind and wait some more…her hands like a wee cocoon around the bowties. And then, as the breeze arrives she slowly opens her hands like a flower in bloom, letting them drift off with the wind into the night skies…and one by one, with a wee bit of magic and a whole lot of moonlight they turn into fireflies…

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THE BURROW ELVES and THE CRAWLIES.

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This is a drawing we made of our friend Root. He’s a wee burrow elf and he lives under the cobblestones just outside our house. Like Root, most burrow elves live under cobblestones and they’ve done so ever since people starting putting them absolutely everywhere. Cobbles are nice and smooth unlike the ‘wild rocks’ you find in the forests. No nasty sharp edges on which you could bump your head. When they find a loose one they will crawl underneath it and dig out a little hollow that they call home. They share these little abodes with all the local crawlies which will usually included a frog or two, some snails and a whole bunch of different bugs. They see these crawlies as part of their family and look after them really well…which is why you should never ever take a crawly away from its cobblestone.

Unfortunately this does happen from time to time. People will lift the cobbles, put the crawlies in a jar and take them home. We don’t know why they think a jar is a good place for a crawly to live but the crawlies sure don’t like it and neither do the burrow elves. If they suspect you took one of their crawlies they will sneak into your house and try to rescue them. If you are lucky they will find them and leave…but if they can’t find the crawlies in question they will play tricks on you day and night until they get their crawlies back.

At first it will just be little pranks. An older burrow elf might pull a preposterous faces and leave an imprint of it in the butter or maybe they’ll put some onions in your pillow case but the young ones like Root know about computers and smartyphones. They also like to pull faces but instead of leaving imprints it in butter they will email it to everyone on your computer and they know a trick that will make your phone do a call when you put it in your pocket. But if these pranks don’t do the job they will start to take things from your house and bury it under the cobbles. They are quite small so they can only take little things, but this doesn’t mean the big things in the house is safe. You see, most big things are made up of tiny bits and bobs…and tiny folk can take tiny things apart. So the big things might stay inside the house but they don’t work very well when all their little parts are hidden outside under the cobblestones. This will go on until everything single they can carry or take apart is under the cobblestones or until they find the crawlies…whichever come first.

People quite often blame the wee folk when things go missing or doesn’t want to work, and it’s true. Sometimes they are indeed the ones to blame…but all they want is for their crawlies to come home. And they will always put each and everything back exactly where they found it if you do the same with the crawlies.

Of course it does sometimes happen that a crawly gets trapped in your house without you even knowing, so if you can’t find your keys and you really looked everywhere they could possibly be, it might be a good idea to start looking for some crawlies instead. And if you do find a wee frog or a lost little bug carefully pick them up and put them outside by the cobblestones. Chances are you’ll find your keys a few minutes later right where you left them…

Halloween with the Picsees: DRACULA!

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Happy Halloween everyone! Wow…we can’t believe today is finally here…it’s Halloween and it’s Friday! Tricky Treats and the weekend all in one! yHay!

If you saw our other post earlier this week you will know all about our plans to dress up as scary old movie poster for this year’s Halloween! We found some very scary posters but we think this one might be the scariest one of them all…it’s of a movie called Dracula! We’ve not actually seen any of the movies cause we are wee ones and wee ones aren’t allowed to watch scary movies…but lucky for us my brother’s one friend’s friend said he once saw this movie so we knew exactly what it was about.
It’s all about someone called Dracula and he was never allowed to play outside in the sunshine with all the other boys and girls. Its cause he got sunburnt very quickly…it didn’t even help if he used a whole bottle of suntan lotion.
This meant he had to stay indoors every day. Unfortunately there were no toys or storybooks in their house so he learned about maths and numbers…he got so good with numbers they called him Mister Count! Of course everyone thought he would become a mathematician when he grew up but he had different ideas…his dream was to become a mosquito…and that is more or less what the movie is about ~:D

We needed a bit of help to make this costume. The wee village gnomes helped us to make a very snazzy suite cause like most good monsters mister count is a very snappy dresser. My brother’s friend Brambles the hobgoblin got to dress up as Mister Count cause he is already a bit scary looking (don’t tell him we said so)
Of course we also needed a mosquito so we went to see out friend Toggles the troll. He’s got a wee mosquito farm by the big puddle under the bridge. He liked our idea and said his best mosquito called Bella should be perfect for the job…and she was…until disaster struck! While we were making the poster Bella bit mister Brambles! We know that if a zombie bites you will also become a zombie so that means mister Brambles the hobgoblin will probably be turning into a mosquito just like the real mister Count!

We hope you like the picture we made…and we’ll let you know if mister Brambles become a mosquito but until then you must all have a happy Halloween and a most wonderful weekend

Oh…it you didn’t see our previous post you should go have a wee look just below this post on our page…it’s about mister Frankenstein!

Halloween with the Picsees: FRANKENSTEIN

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We are so excited cause it’s almost Halloween again and that means it’s almost time for tricky treats and scary costumes! yHay!
This year we decide we’re going dress up as scary old movie posters…we’ve not seen most of the movies cause we‘re only little and little ones aren’t really allowed to watch scary movies…but that’s not a big problem cause we can just guess what the movies are about…like this one. It’s a movie called Frankenstein and from the poster picture we could see it’s obviously about a wee creature that sneaks up and give you static electric shocks on your ear when you are not looking. We know this cause the wee garden goblins that lives with us (we found them in the garden and they followed us home so now they are technically house goblins) does that all the time. When they put on their stripy socks and shuffle their feets very fast on the fluffy carpets then they get full of electrics and then when they touch you it goes Bazzzooot and there’s sparks everywhere and you have very sore ears!
my brother says it’s actually a story about a scienctist who makes a creature but he never teaches it to be a good creature….but while my brother was telling us this strange story one of the wee goblins called Merry gave him a big shock on his ear and now he agrees that the story is about a very naughty little electric monster. We decided cause of this Merry the goblin should be the one to dress up as the Frankenstein poster….and here he is! we hope you like it ~:)

Lindee-Mae the moon-time faerie.

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Lindee-Mae the moon-time faerie.

Hello everyone…we would like you to meet our wee friend Lindee-Mae. She is one of the moon-time faeries that live in the wee woodlands near our house. The moon-time faeries do all the little jobs to get the forest and the woods and all the wee gardens ready for night time. For instance, Lindee-mae’s job is to collect all the wee bits of left-over sunlight at dusk before it gets dark. She then keeps it safe until dawn so that it can be used as wee shimmers and glimmers on the dew drops the next morning ~:D

you can see more of our art pictures on our website…here is the click: http://www.thepicsees.com

A Runnerbean and a Snifflehog…

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A Runnerbean and a Snifflehog…

We made this picture to show you some of the new freinds we met…this is a Runnerbean and his pet snifflehog.
Runnerbeans are wee wild forest picsees and as you could probably guess they got their names cause they look a bit like a butterbean and they can run very very fast and very very far. Cause of all this running about they know every single inch of the forests in which they live and with the help of a snifflehog they can find absolutely anything…whether it already exists or not.
So…next time you are in the forest and you are looking for some nice berries or a long lost legendary treasure…or maybe you are just looking for a wee bit of inspiration, you should just find a runnerbean and they will help you to find what you need. Basically…they are like google for the forest ~:D

a wee list of 13 things to help you get through this Halloween…

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– – – ——————- I ——————- – – –

We don’t know much about werewolves but we do know a wee fox-terrier puppy who barks at the moon cause he thinks it’s a saucer of milk, and if you give him milk for real he’s happy and goes to bed…we think this should work for werewolves too.

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Your average monster under the bed is completely harmless but we still recommend wearing socks when you sleep cause sometimes they will mistake your toes for peanuts and try to eat them.

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Most ghost are invisible so it’s a good idea to leave out an old jacket or a snazzy hat for them to wear so that you don’t accidently sit on them when they are watching the telly.

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Whisky is not a ghost although it says spirit* on the bottle but if you drink too much you will become a zombie for a wee while.
*Whisky is called a distilled spirit, a ghost is called a distressed spirit

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We think everyone spends most of their time thinking about exactly the same things as we do and that would mean everyone’s head is filled with thoughts of cupcakes and cookies…which would explain why zombies always want to eat their brains!

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It’s very lucky to meet a ghost when you are on holiday in a new city cause they can go show you buildings and places that don’t exist anymore.

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When a bug becomes lazy they are lazybugs…but when a bee becomes lazy they turn into zombees!

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Not all nightmares are about monsters chasing you…like one time we had a dream that we spent all day tiding our room and then when we woke up it was still a big mess!

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There is no reason to be afraid of toilet rolls, they are not neatly dressed mummies.

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All vampires are scared of the sun, this is because they are made of butter and afraid they will melt. (it’s also why they don’t like garlic or bread rolls)

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A Jack-O-lantern or pumpkin ghost is not the only scary vegetable, you also get phantomatoes, corpsgettes, and of course the most scariest of all…Brussels sprouts.

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Sometimes when something scary is peaking at you from the corner you will get goosebumps but it’s very important not to run away when this happens cause my brother says if you do, the goosebumps will turn into chicken pox and that’s much worse!

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If you ever read a list on Halloween, and if it’s a list of thirteen things, there is one very very very important thing to remember…
NEVER EVER DO WHAT THING NUMBER 13 TELLS YOU TO DO!

Oopsy-daisies…we accidentally listed our tip about not doing what tip number 13 tells you at number 13! This means if you listen to our wonderful advice and you don’t do what it says…you are actually doing exactly what it says…which you should never do! This is what’s called a paranormal paradox.

We hope you enjoyed all our wee little Halloween list and apologise for putting you all inside a paradox…our best advice is to share this wee post with all your lovely friends cause they might have a solution to this tricky treat…