Pamela colman smith: the pixie of the tarot

Many Renaissance festival goers have sat across a draped table with a reader and listened while this gifted individual shared insights from a tarot deck. Likely, the deck was illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith; her deck is probably the most recognizable of all the tarot. An artist whose style was influenced by the Art Nouveau […]

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Tarot Painting Lesson

One of our favorite sights to see when we visit a Renaissance Festival are the evocative, beautiful paintings of the immensely talented artists who show and sell their work at faires; from fantasy-styled works to portraits inspired by Renaissance masters, we’ve seen abundant beautiful works or art. Have you ever wanted to paint a canvas […]

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Featured artist: Lily hufnagel of lilystrations

I recently had the sheer pleasure of chatting with Lily over Facetime, she’s a delightfully positive woman who radiates joy. A native of Pennsylvania who loves Barcelona, her playfulness was evident by the cat ears popping up behind her shoulders, courtesy of a cute pillow case. Who are you and what do you do? My […]

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Featured Business: Saorsa Beads

At LadyFaire Living, we want to celebrate and support female-led businesses that operate within, as well as without, the gates of the Renaissance Festival. We hope to appeal to our readers’ sense of style and moxie, while exposing them to artists whose work will delight! Walk into Connie Cooper’s adorable, tiny booth and you’ll find […]

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Rock Star: How World Class Geophysicist Julie Oliver-Touchstone Found her second life and female empowerment as an indie movie actor

Julie is a force for good in the theatre and artistic world; her bold, seemingly fearless life is an inspiration. What we found most fascinating in this interview, though, was that Julie has struggled with depression. Her path through darkness to a life of radiance is nothing short of a true story of a feminine […]

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For Beauty’s Sake: Winter

Every once in a while, you see something that is so gorgeous you have to stop and simply take it in. It may be a crystalline dewdrop on a leaf, a richly-hued sunset, a baby’s smile, the wrinkled, aged hands of a grandmother, or a breeching, blowing whale. Beauty is all around us. To celebrate […]

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Artist spotlight: Michelle williams

As so many of us, all over the world, every kind of person, have endured the stultifying boredom and disconnection of stay-at-home orders, it has been emphasized to an even greater extent than normal how very crucial artists are to our collective and singular well-being. We depend on essential workers to keep us safe and […]

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Painting The witches of “hocus Pocus”!

Have you ever wanted to paint a canvas but didn’t think you had the skill? Meet Angela Staha, artist extraordinaire! She can help anyone, and we mean anyone, handle a brush! We asked her to put her experience and expertise to use, showing our readers how to paint an amazing abstract of Halloween favorites Winifred, […]

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Artist Spotlight: jill ann jack

As so many of us, all over the world, every kind of person, have endured the stultifying boredom and disconnection of stay-at-home orders, it has been emphasized to an even greater extent than normal how very crucial artists are to our collective and singular well-being. We depend on essential workers to keep us safe and […]

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