I made a mixed media faerie for a dear friend .
The faerie is flying in the forest enjoying all the marvels on her journey.
I was able to use my new creative nook today, despite the heat and humidity. When I start creating, I get in a flow and tend to forget any sort of discomfort.
Her body is made of chenille stems and embroidery floss. Her head is a wooden bead, her hat an acorn cap, and her braids are made from the manes of our Haflinger horses. Silk flowers make up her skirt.
The forest is hand marbled paper and the birch bark, ferns and lichen are real. An inspiring book, Felt Wee Folk by Salley Mavor, has other adorable faeries and wee folk to make and enjoy.
"And as the seasons come and go, here's something you might like to know ... there are fairies everywhere under bushes, in the air,
playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day.
So listen, touch, and look around -- in the air and on the ground.
And if you watch all nature's things, you might just see a fairy's wing."