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Two Crows by YvonneVetjens
Two Crows
30x40 cm
Watercolors, ink, color & pastel pencils on paper

So these are basically just two crows sitting in a tree. But why not add some extra poetry to it? Here you go:…
The Twa Corbies

As I was walking all alane,
I heard twa corbies makin a mane;
The tane unto the ither say,
"Whar sall we gang and dine the-day?"

"In ahint yon auld fail dyke,
I wot there lies a new slain knight;
And nane do ken that he lies there,
But his hawk, his hound an his lady fair."

"His hound is tae the huntin gane,
His hawk tae fetch the wild-fowl hame,
His lady's tain anither mate,
So we may mak oor dinner swate."

"Ye'll sit on his white hause-bane,
And I'll pike oot his bonny blue een;
Wi ae lock o his gowden hair
We'll theek oor nest whan it grows bare."

"Mony a one for him makes mane,
But nane sall ken whar he is gane;
Oer his white banes, whan they are bare,
The wind sall blaw for evermair."

Tarot - High Priestess by YvonneVetjens
Tarot - High Priestess
New project! Given my usual tempo I think I'll be finished in a year or ten.
So this is my interpretation of the Rider-Waite tarot, inserting my personal symbolism in this well known card system.
I've chosen to work in a random order, because I think I might get bored if I know which card I'm going to do in advance. It gives me a bit of a surprise, and a way to improvise and adapt, which I like. Also, a friend said that the order I'm working in might tell me something about this project. Very meta! I guess it's a very good sign that the very first card I got is the Hight Priestess.

Pencil, watercolors and black ink on A4 sized paper
In September this year, a unique fantasy exhibition will be on view during the popular Elfia Fair (former Elf Fantasy Fair) in Europe.
The name of this exhibition is 'The Golden Age of Fairy Art' and it is dedicated to all artists who are inspired by fairy tales, folklore and fantasy.
The first names are already in, and most fairy art fans will certainly know them: Anna Brahms, Amy Brown, Marc Potts and Stephanie Pui-Mun Law.
They will show their works, some of it made especially for this exhibition.

That's great news right? Here's even better news: as a fairy or fantasy artists you can be part of all this!
Here's how it works:

If you make fairy art which is clearly part of the larger, already existing fairy art movement, you’re welcome to apply for the exhibition. All art forms are possible; two dimensional (like paintings, photographs) as well as three dimensional (like statues, dolls). Your work doesn’t have to be originally made for this exhibition, but of course it has to be made originally by you, from your personal ideas.

Submitting doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be part of the exhibition! There is limited space, so choices must be made from the works that are submitted. We ask a small fee for each work that is exhibited. Of course, you’ll only have to pay if you’re accepted!

For the exact rules and submission of your works, go to:

Submitting is possible until July 15th 2014!
Artists will hear before July 31th whether their work is chosen or not.

Follow me on Twitter or Facebook to keep yourself updated on the exhibition and other fairy art news!

Have any questions? Drop them in the comments or send me a note!


I feel like I'm collecting clubs, but these are really good places to start on DA if you like what I like:
:iconrealm-of-fantasy: :iconfantasy-arts: :iconfantastical-fantasy: :iconautumnwinterclub: :iconwatercolorists: :iconspinners--end: :icondapagan: :iconmyths-and-legends: :iconfaerie-friends: :iconthe-book-of-shadows: :iconavaloncommunity: :iconpaganarts: :icontraditional-artists: :iconengaging-in-ink: :iconbirds-club: :iconnature-trail: :icontreelovers: :iconcrow-conglomerate: :iconsupernatural-art: :iconthe-feminine: :icongrimgloomtale: :iconquality-hp-fanart: :icontheillustratedword: :iconboobies-n-bishies: :icontori-amos: :iconmystery-and-magic: :iconculturalanthropology: :icongrimfairytales: :iconda-art-gallery: :iconforest-world: :iconheathensforprogress: :iconprintscommunity: :iconheathen-kindred: :iconarthistoryproject: :iconeldritchshores: :iconthedruidscircle: :icondepthradius:
:icongame-of-thrones: :icongame-of-thrones-fans: :iconthesongoficeandfire:


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Yvonne Vetjens
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Current Residence: Netherlands
Favourite art: fantasy & fairy art, pre-raphaelites, symbolism, early renaissance, manuscript painting

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fuchskauz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
wow, your Art is so amazing and your style very unique. I love especially the black and White pieces Love 
YvonneVetjens Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! You have some great works too :)
fuchskauz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
thanks so much :) (Smile) 
Ankyloce Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the donation!! :heart: I really appreciate it!
Doberlady Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly for the watch :aww:
Liennepien Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! :D
OuijaBit Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for the return watch!
You have a really beautiful gallery, loving your style! 
YvonneVetjens Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! You have some fascintaing art too, and I like the reference to Hannibal (one of my current addictions).
OuijaBit Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch!
And wow yes, I'm a bit too obsessed with that show at the moment haha !
OneBadHat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondragonhi: hey!! I hope your doing well. :icondragonhug:
:icondragonwant: I'm just personally letting everyone on my watch list know I'm on facebook now!!! :facebook:…
:heart: I'd love for you to add me and if you have a :facebook: too I'd love to add you as well!!
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