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The History of Wandering Leaf Designs or “Wandering Leaf, LLC”

Wandering Leaf Designs, also known as “Wandering Leaf, LLC” was a web studio located in the region of North America’s Pacific Northwest – servicing its clients in the United States & Canadian provinces. A Limited Liability Company, Wandering Leaf Designs provided their clients with top-notch web designs, logos, art, graphics, wireless / nomadic technologies, and hot spots of interest from 2000 until 2004. “Wandering Leaf Designs” was founded after the closure of “Leafworks, Inc.. “Wandering Leaf Designs” was closed when its C.E.O., organizer, lead designer/developer, and mover/shaker left the .dotcom industry to return to his passion of “Archaeology & Anthropology”. Once on the trail to doing work at the Camano Beach Excavation, Miami Circle’s “Icon Brickell” project, and finally to be the GIS Specialist/Curator for the U.S. Army’s Cultural Resource Management Program at Fort Carson, he no longer had the time to continue operating “Wandering Leaf Designs”, much of which was the lasting demise of the “.dotcom” collapse that started in the late 1990’s into the early Y2K era. The Company closed shortly after his absence.

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Brian Froud & Wendy Froud

Brian and Wendy Froud
Gallery at Trolls et Legendes Festival in Mons, Belgium: 4/11/09 – 4/12/09
Brian Froud is one of the world’s most reknown faerie artists. Teamed together with his wife, this duo brings a window into the faerie world and its many “good neighbours” through art, writing, film, and figure. Brian Froud was born in Winchester in 1947 and came to blossom with his art and specialty of faeries, goblins, and kindred – painting the spirit and soul of what he sees. He graduated with Honours from Maidstone College of Art in 1971 with a degree in Graphic Design. Working in London first with magazine covers, zines, and children books – he soon fruitioned into his own artist. He’s most famously known for “Faeries”, “Goblins”, “The World of Faeries”, “Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairies”, “The Runes of Elfland”, “The Faeries Oracle”, “Good Faeries / Bad Faeries”, and “Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells”. Utilizing acryllic paint, colored pencils, watercolors, poster paint, and other artistic mediums for his fantastical images. He’s also known for his creative work and imagery in film with “Labyrinth” and “The Dark Crystal”. It was on the set of “The Dark Crystal” that Brian met his soon-to-be bride Wendy Midener. Brian’s wife Wendy, a puppet designer, is inspired by the same realm as she creates puppets, sculptures, and figurines – some of which have been used by “The Muppet Show” and “Star Wars”. She’s the responsible artist behind “Yoda” and the “Gelflings”. Their son Toby Froud was the baby who starred in the film “Labyrinth” of which whom Brian served as conceptual designer on. Brian and Wendy Froud are by far, amongst my most favorite artists. A big Thank you to the Froud’s for their incredible imagery, inspiration, and portal to the land of the fae. Rating: 5+ stars out of 5.

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