Our mission is to spread light, love, peace, inspiration, empowerment and the magic of believing! When we embarked upon our journey we began with the creation of altars for events. Since then it has allowed us to express our creativity and divine true self in a plethora of ways. Living Fae is about elegance, divine inspiration, and creativity with a dash of pixie dust.
We design and perform guided mediation workshops, blessings and ritual, altars and sacred space, faerie goddess jewelry and creations. Living Fae is a synergy of the energies of Melanie Dawn and Anne Elizabeth. Spreading Light, Love and Faerie Dust around the globe. Living Fae is a Faerie Arts Enterprises brand.
WHO WE ARE
Melanie Dawn has had a passion for faeries as long she can remember. Her mother will attest that every year for Halloween growing up when asked what she wanted to be, she always answered “a faerie”.
Melanie grew up guided by a variety of Christian faiths. With a deep yearning and interest in spirituality in her 20’s she decided to dive full force into the study and practice of mysticism and the occult which guided her on the spiritual path she walks today. When asked to describe it she’ll tell you, “it’s really just an amalgamation of all the things I’ve studied and practiced, but most importantly it’s the creative source that comes out of me intuitively. I think that’s what my study and practice really taught me. And of course it always has some faerie flair to it because my inner being is faerie. One of my spiritual teachers once said to me, ‘once a faerie always a faerie.’ At the time I wasn’t sure what he meant by it but I do now. To top it off I was born on the Lammas, a popular faerie day. I think that plays a part in it.”
She grew up in Winnipeg, MB Canada. After graduating from university she moved to Canada’s west coast and made Vancouver, BC her home. It was the spiritual work she did in Vancouver that helped build her foundation. When she was 30 she decided it was time to fulfill a childhood dream and moved down to California. Her spiritual practice was taken to a whole different level down in California when she began taking it more public by performing blessings, designing altars and sacred space for events, and hosting group breath work sessions.
Melanie has led blessing, altar and sacred space design for San Francisco’s Sunset Party Collective since 2002 for its Sunset Parties and the Sunset Campout. She has also bestowed her light in blessings and altar design for Lightning in a Bottle, The Gathering, with LA’s urban shaman, Shaman Durek, and for Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. Melanie worked with Agape’s Gracious Spaces Ministry for three years decorating and designing altars and sacred meditation areas in the spiritual center, healing practitioner’s office, for graduations, celebrity memorials, Easter, Christmas and for it’s annual event Revelations.
Melanie met Anne Elizabeth shortly after she arrived in California. They have been magical partners in ritual and altar creation ever since.
Anne Elizabeth is a native born Californian with shamanic ancestry. Her connection with the earth and all its creatures is strong and natural. Anne was born on the summer solstice and even before she understood her magical path she was celebrating the solstice just as a faerie would.
Anne holds an annual Summer Solstice Celebration where she leads a public ritual to honor and give gratitude to the faeries, Mother Earth and the goddess Pachamama. It’s an event that all who attend look forward to every year. It’s one of the most magical celebrations you can imagine and it’s been proven to transmute, purify and manifest attendee’s dreams.
Anne began to dive full force into her spiritual path when her and Melanie met. She spent a Samhain dancing around in a moon crescent circlet and there was no turning back. Over the years it has transpired into the path she walks today. Anne found the more she fine tuned her spiritual path, the more the faerie in her became a butterfly. She is often referred to as the blue faerie, because that’s her color.
Since the summer of 2003 Anne has been collaborting with Melanie Dawn on ritual and blessings, and altars and sacred faerie temples for personal spiritual practice, memorials and events like Carmel River Summer Solstice, San Francisco’s Sunset Parties, Sunset Campout, Lightning in a Bottle and The Gathering.
Anne is also a certified Pilates instructor which has been key to the balance she holds in spiritual practice and daily life.