I remember when I was a child, I saw magic everywhere. When mushrooms would bloom overnight in the shade of the trees, I imagined that a fairy or elf had deposited them to enchant me. I think, as we get older and more mature, we forget about the magic around us… we learn more about science and practical things, so the magic begins to elude us.
Saoirse, yes – her name is just as magical as her illustrations, manages to capture that whimsical magic that we all believed in as children. When I first saw an illustration that Saoirse had posed on Instagram, I was enchanted. I had the opportunity to ask a few questions, so I thought I’d share a little bit of her inspiration here and a few of her beautiful illustrations.
What inspires you, Saoirse?
I am inspired by magic and nature. I remember growing up feeling so peaceful and a sense of awe in the woods, imagining my own worlds. In my artwork, I try to recreate that feeling of whimsy and peace from my childhood.