Gallery 27 in Lincolnton, NC https://www.facebook.com/ncgallery27
Opening Event Saturday, Jan. 10 from 6 – 8 with wine, music by Demperio/Hertz – http://www.DemperioHertzMusic.com
N. K. Hertz signing Broken Stone books!
It is SO interesting to see these photographs. Sandy and I photographed fairies in Ireland in 2011. We did not see them until the photos were developed. It was a lovely surprise! Do I believe in Fairies or Faeries, YES I do. I believe nature has many small “beings or spirits” or whatever word is more comfortable, that assists the planet, thus us.
Do I know if John Hyatt’s photos are real, NO I don’t. But isn’t it fun to think they might?
Thank you Louise, for bringing this article from the Manchester Evening News, April 2, 2014 to my attention. What Glorious Fun! – Nancy
Manchester lecturer John Hyatt, 53, captured the enchanting images of what he says are fairies in the Rossendale Valley
The existence of fairies has long been dismissed and resigned to the realm of children’s books and Disney films.
However Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer John Hyatt claims he now has proof the creatures are real and are residing in the Rossendale Valley.
And he is on a mission to get more adults to believe and ‘bring a bit of magic into their lives.’
John Hyatt, Director of Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) at Manchester Metropolitan University snapped images of what he claims are the tiny winged creatures whilst out photographing the Lancashire landscape over the last two years.
And he has now put his photographs on display at a special exhibition.
Fairies in Rossendale Valley photographed by professor John Hyatt
John, 53, who was a member of the Three Johns punk band in the 1980s and 1990s insists his photos are genuine and have not been altered in any way.
And he says adults that have seen them have begun to harbour ideas that they may indeed be real.
He said: “It was a bit of a shock when I blew them up, I did a double take.“I went out afterwards and took pictures of flies and gnats and they just don’t look the same.“People can decide for themselves what they are.“The message to people is to approach them with an open mind.“I think it’s one of those situations where you need to believe to see.“A lot of people who have seen them say they have brought a little bit of magic into their lives and there’s not enough of that around.”
Professor John Hyatt
John, who lives Rawtenstall, has posted some of his images on social media and says they have attracted much debate.
The exhibition, called Rossendale Fairies, will be on show at The Whitaker Museum in Whitaker Park in Rossendale, throughout the spring.
John said the name is a nod to the famous story of the Cottingley fairies where two schoolgirls in Bradford claimed to have photographed fairies in their garden, which they confirmed 60 years later had been faked with cardboard cut-outs.
However he admits the creatures he snapped are a long way from the characters depicted in children’s stories and hopes his pictures will change people’s perceptions of them.
“Everything gets stereotyped, whatever it is.“But there are stranger things in life than fairies, and life grows everywhere.“I don’t believe they are just smaller versions of us and go home and have a cup of tea at the end of the day.“And one is suggesting they have any special powers.“From my experience they were just enjoying themselves and there was a little dance in the sunlight going on.
“They are just beautiful pictures and beauty can make people believe.”
Yes, it’s interesting and somewhat instructive to know how things got the way they are. What’s far more important, though, is what you choose to do going forward. Pay attention to what has happened but don’t waste your precious and powerful energy becoming obsessed by it. Put that energy into moving in a positive direction. It’s what you can do now that really matters. As big as they might have been, the expired opportunities of yesterday are now negligible compared to the possibilities of today. What you can do now is connect with your most treasured dreams. What you can do now is act with passion and the highest expectations to bring those dreams to life. Instead of living with wistfulness, regret, or anger about the past, you can live with positive purpose toward a great and shining future. The direction you face makes all the difference in the world, so make the choice to face forward. This is a new moment, and with it comes the chance for a new start. Take that chance, grab that opportunity, and live your life forward in a beautiful and fulfilling way. — Ralph Marston Wishing All a Safe, Warm and Blessed Day
Enjoy a unique shopping experience in an old mill in Belmont, NC. Inside you will find 100’s of booths with many cool artworks, antiques and other unusual goodies for sale. While there, look for Fairy Bright. She is calling you in…… and as a bonus, each book sold there, is signed, and includes a hand-made, one-of-a-kind, jeweled bookmark! Enjoy an original reading experience. She’s calling you……
One of my favorite places on the internet, is my fav Amazon.com. There is nothing like that package discovered on my doorstep with the smile printed on the box. I know treasure will be unearthed inside. It gives me shivers to now go to the website, type in Broken Stone Fairy Tale, and pull up my very OWN written book offered for sale for others to treasure. And it is also available through a kindle version. In other words, it is a dream come true that has come to reality.
But I have one question. Who is selling a Used Book?!! Really???
“Ok . . . the few things I know for sure today are these . . .
Firstly we need to be self-contained. Even though we are beginning to move into oneness and unity . . . we cannot count on any other energy to sustain us. We need to learn to thrive on our own inner light. This is a required step in our evolution. So if you feel like the universe has ripped the rug from under your feet, well it just might be true. This is a time when we need to own our personal baggage. It is time to let go of all the guilt and forgive yourself for past situations and events . . . those things that you know you could have handled better. We must remember that, in the past, we did the best that we could have done with the resources we had at that time. We learn a lot from hard situations.”……excert of a quote from a wise woman, Aluna Joy
My first book signing and meet the Author event, will be at Hip Chicks Boutique on Sept. 21 from 11 – 2. They are located at 140 N. Main St in Belmont. Refreshments will be served and original music from Broken Stone Suite will be played by Chris Hertz.
Spend the day in Belmont, have lunch, pick up a special gift for that special someone, and take home a great story that has had wonderful reviews from both men and women! Local artisans, local shops and restaurants, and a story about our town, Charlotte! You are sure to be entertained!
I have had the opportunity of reading Nancy's book "Broken Stone: -A Real Fairy's Tale" and give it a thumbs up. The book is different in a very good way. I have never read a similar book and feel she must have had some help from above. But that is where good ideas come from anyway - right? I took the book to bed to read a little and could not put it down. (Cecil)
Fairies, Fairies, Everywhere!!
~ We are finally seeing it happen all around us. Old systems are crumbling, the truth is emerging (slowly, but definitely surely), and one by one the people are finally beginning to take notice. As the Veil of Forgetfulness gets thinner and thinner, people will also begin observing and sensing something else; the clear and very real presence of their un-incarnated family and friends. They take a fascinating variety of forms! Lovely Angelics; Light Beings presenting themselves as delicate and colorful Orbs; Galactic Brethren-so much like us ,yet of a much lighter vibration; the Sacred Cetaceans, so playful and happy; the list is endless, and I could go on and on for hours! Today, however, it’s all about the Elemental Realm and in particular, the Fairies.
~ I’ve drawn today’s card from the Angel Therapy deck, and it is entitled “Fairies.” There is so much to say about Fairies, and I know that there are many of you out there who are far more knowledgeable about them than I am. So for now I’m going to focus only on the meaning of the card and the message which is coming through to me as I write. This card is bringing attention to our natural bond with Gaia and the Elemental Realm. It is reminding us that we came here to Earth to be of assistance to Her, in addition to any other duties we agreed to perform. It’s really easy to lose sight of this fact sometimes. As Lightworkers we are becoming more and more conscious of our missions. We are writers, healers, speakers, system-busters… But in addition to these roles, we also – without exception – agreed to come in as Earthly custodians. We are Gaia’s Army!
~ The Fairies wish to remind us that we must each take personal responsibility for the health and recovery of our planet. They are encouraging us to be eco-conscious with each decision we make. This may be done by being selective in the products we buy, the manner in which we prepare our food and dispose of our trash, how we educate our children and the example we set in our community. They wish to make you more aware of their own presence. They would dearly like to connect with you and share their invaluable wisdom!
~ To make contact with the Fairy Realm, you need only step outside your front door! The Fairies are absolutely everywhere in Nature, and as I type this they are quick to step in and say “You don’t need to go outdoors to find us. We are in your homes, surrounding your houseplants and the animals. We are working to purify your water supply.” Try connecting during meditation, or simply close your eyes and allow a message or a vision to take shape. The Fairies are right beside us. They are here in our physical world, living among us and assisting us in ways they we are not even aware of. Their close proximity makes them exceptionally accessible, and somewhat easier for a beginner to see and hear than many of our Galactic and Angelic Guides. Take a walk out in Nature and focus your gaze upon the flowers and they trees. Hold your attention there and allow the connection to take place. Bring a notebook and pen with you and record any impressions that you get. The Fairies are also Master Manifesters! They are anxious to help you bring your creative ideas to fruition!
As I mentioned before, I know that a lot of my readers are already actively working with the Fairies on a regular basis, and I would love for you to share your wisdom with us in the Comment section. Have a magical day… Bella.
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