...the ones drawn by Brian Froud and Alan Lee, that is. I was looking through one of my favorite books, "Faeries" written and illustrated by Froud and Lee, of which I have turned the pages since I was perhaps ten, and realized that in many of the illustrations the faeries are wearing beautiful woodland crowns made of vines, twigs and blossoms. "Of course," I thought, the look of the woodland crown (or hair wreath) has been floating around in my mind for a long time. Whether I've realized it or not, faerie flora has been inspiring the look and feel of my woodland crowns and other hair accessories. And it will continue to be an inspiration. I am thankful to these two great illustrators for bringing to life on the page some of the most beautiful (and wild!) faerie scenes. I keep this book in my studio/workshop now as part of my inspiration library (and sometimes I take it up to bed and read about bogles and kelpies and water faeries until I fall asleep). If you haven't seen this book, you should check it out. It is a feast for the eyes. I also recommend the deluxe collector's edition with a forward by Jane Yolen. I have this one and there are some gorgeous frameable prints that come with it. Below is one of my absolute favorites by Brian Froud. I love, love, love, this!