Christmas 2002: The Spanking Fairy

Artwork details: gouache, 8 x 11.5 inches (20 x 29 cm), 2002.

Not a fairy to mess with! - painting by Nancy Farmer
Spanking Fairy

This was one of those ideas that just developed over time - yet again I needed an idea for the annual Christmas card, and somehow a rather stern fairy hefting her wand seemed to fit the bill. Later she permanently acquired the title of the 'Spanking Fairy' - well there's a fairy for everything - didn't you know?

There was once a real, three-dimensional 'Spanking Fairy', too - I think it was the the Christmas after I sent that particular painting as a Christmas card:

The Spanking Tree-Fairy

Formerly we'd had a little devil on the Christmas tree - another doll that I'd dressed up meticulously for the part, and she'd done nicely for the two years before. But I thought a change would be good and so I did another doll, and this time she wasn't a devil, but a sort of naughty fairy, complete with hand-stitched leather dress and a little leather whip. But this is the start of a much longer story as it was one of the things that set me going off on the route of the 'Fetishdollies' photographs - and that got really quite silly and rude in the end... If you want to see those, you'll have to visit my other site - click the banner below.

But remember what I said about rude...!

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