In Celtic mythology the Warrior Goddess Morrighan takes the form of a crow, and will frequently be seen watching battle. We have a murder of crows on our property and one got smoked by a hawk (we think) last week, poor thing, leaving a circle of feathers in the snow.
Given their observably high levels of intelligence and complex social structures, I wanted to honor this crow somehow.
So Justin gathered some feathers and I thought about the best way to represent this crow. In Native American mythology, the crow or raven is the trickster, or the character who effects transformation of one thing into another.
The bodice is made from birch and the skirt from lichen and downy feathers. The wings are two tail feathers.
I placed The Covid Queen outside nearby the area where the crow died so that the other crows hovering in the branches above could see her. Some day I'll write a Wee Folk story about her.
Today on the Spring Solstice, a pretty member of the Wee Folk made an appearance on the snow. With a dress made of white hydrangea dotted with petals of red rose, she is a cross between the sisters, Snow White and Rose-Red.
Her bodice is made from birch with a hydrangea-and-moss corsage. The rose petals are like drops of blood.
The Good Natured Shop, a boutique in Liberty, will be opening for the spring starting March 31. This fairy dress as well as some others, including some beautiful pieces from my literary collection, will be available.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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