Eurydice Yule (Fairy) (Bookmark)

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This bookmark features Eurydice, the December fairy, and some holly.

A tidbit about Yule (paraphrased from various sources):
December 21 (in 2014). Also known as the Winter Solstice. Colors are red and green. Despite it being the longest night of the year, it is an extremely festive and cheery time. (Original Yule celebrations include: the Yule log, the Yule tree, exchanging presents, holly wreaths and fancy cookies).

About my "Fae and Furious" pieces:
They're faeries. Painted very quickly. (I usually spend obsessive amounts of time agonizing over the details of my watercolors, these I popped out in a few short hours after which I had to force myself not to tweak them.) They're furious because the fairies are all at war with each other, and also it's a wordy play on "Fast and Furious" and because it's the name that sticks the best (all the other ones were much worse, I assure you).

A tidbit about Eurydice:
Eurydice is one of the 13 fairies that I made up once upon a time (ha ha, no pun intended...ish) when I was a composing a (as of yet and probably perpetually) unfinished story about Sleeping Beauty. There's one for every month, plus one extra. They have all sorts of alliances and suchlike and are at war, and elemental, and all have weird names that are vaguely associated with their month names, function, or holidays therein.
Eurydice is the fairy of December. Her name ends in "-dice", similar to the "dece-" preceding December and marking it as the tenth month. She is the third oldest fairy and allied with Sanguine (October), and Mellie (November).

This bookmark measures 2" x 5 1/4". All my bookmarks now come in plastic sleeves!