Along the way he travels, marries a very gifted Italian artist and dreams about fantastic worlds where the rules of our mortal plane do not apply. Sometimes he even combines those interests and builds virtual worlds for humans to play and fight, learn, love and cry.
Oh, and sometimes he writes poetry, short stories and books. The FantaFairies asked him, of all people, to tell their story. It begins inside the covers of this book.
VANESSA RUMAZ BOYD
Vanessa Is Italian born and bred, beginning her life in the shadow of a great castle city presiding over the foothills of the ancient Dolomites and looking out over the Venetian plain all the way to Venice. She does not really recall how she began drawing fairies. They arrived one evening, looked around and took up residence in her imagination to stay. One could spend a lifetime trying to piece together the reasons that fairies choose one person over another to draw them and write about them. But why wonder? It is best to just get busy and draw, before they flit away as fairies are wont to do.
Vanessa has been the recipient of many awards including a Webby Worthy from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. She was also published in the prestigious book Graphis Interactive.
The artistic effort behind the FantaFairies has produced a collection of highly detailed ink drawings showcasing various subjects. The project is particularly meaningful and close to Vanessa s heart because the FantaFairies are ambassadors of goodwill and they benefit various charitable organizations.
Vanessa lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband, their daughter, three cats and two dogs. When she is not drawing, she is either designing websites, gardening or chasing fairies in the woods with her daughter.
My boys love this book and I can explain why in two quick points.
1) The rhythm. The main text of the book is written in a poetic form that is very rhythmic and... Read more
We gave this book to our 3-yr-old niece and 5-yr-old nephew. Our niece is going through the boogeyman stage. Read morePublished on January 22, 2011 by Leeloo
Beautiful written poetry with illustrations that are breathtaking! My 3 children love to listen to the Halloween story of the Fairy Queen and every night they are trying to find a... Read morePublished on October 25, 2010 by Ulrika Felldin Waucquez
This is a wonderful and magical edition to my children's favorite books. The story of the origins of these fairy creatures captivates the imagination and the detailed illustrations... Read morePublished on October 25, 2010 by Greg J.
This enchanting book is the latest edition to my collection of "childhood" favorites. Beautiful rhythmic poetry and illustrations, so captivating to the ears and eyes of all ages. Read morePublished on October 12, 2010 by K. Walker
Look out Jack Skellington and "The Nightmare before Christmas"...Nereena, the Fairy Queen is the new classic for Halloween. Read morePublished on October 8, 2010 by Jeffrey S Bacon