Justin made a miniature secretary desk that functions as a business card holder for a friend.
The desk is for the owner of his painting company, hence the little clip board and the paint can....
And even a real working drawer with a pull.
He will be making more for contracting businesses....and can do custom work with various mini tools of the trade on the desk.
By now, you know that solitary fairies have no interest in cavorting with other members of their troop; nor do they want any human attention.
Here is a little scene set in Merryspring Nature Garden by a natural spring. Tea for one, at a tiny handcrafted mossy table with chair, a vase of flowers and an oversized cup of nectar.
This fairy furniture has been set inside a shadow box measuring 6 x6 inches.
Inside the shadow box, the fairy furniture is set in the woods on a mossy floor with tiny mushrooms spouting up.
This one of a kind fairy shadowbox will be available soon. Stay tuned for more like it!
Seen in late afternoon just off the coast of Maine, a fairy rath, an ancient fort of the Wee Folk. All winter they've held their dances and revelries underground. But now that it is spring time, they have moved above ground.
Look closer among the hillock of wildflowers. There--
Little People have brought the Fairy Queen's throne above, so that she may sit and watch the sun arc down.
This throne was hand made, adorned with peacock feathers and red birch armrests. A chair fit for a pagan Irish queen.
In a meadow in Tanglewood, a lone Tulip Tree blooms in May......I came up to one just to touch the petals.
I shouldn't have been surprised for this is their time to emerge from their underground labyrinth...
While many of The Wee Folk like to live in a troop, there are some solitary fairies who prefer to live alone. They don't have elaborate dresses or finery (like those who serve the fairy queen), but instead, their rural garb helps them blend in.
This one is made with white and red birch bark and an underskirt of plain brambles with just a hint of white reindeer moss and fluff for a corsage. These fairies do not like it when humans come near them or spy on them, so I backed away and left her alone sunning in the Tulip Tree.
Related: The Solitary Fairy found in an apple tree last May.
It's spring cleaning for the Wee Folk, a time for cleansing and purification; a time for growth and renewal.
These three fairy dresses represent the pagan trinity of The Maiden (youthful enchantment), The Mother (the green and fertile Earth) and The Crone (the wise woman).
All fairies are from the elemental property of air and lightness, represented by plants, herbs, flowers, trees. Both The Maiden and The Mother are made with birch bodices (which is believed in Celtic magic to ward off evil) and dried tulips for dresses (which has properties of prosperity and protection). The Maiden is sweeter and lighter in coloring, whereas The Mother is more sophisticated, containing an underskirt of bramble. The Crone is made from dried grasses for a bodice, a dark bramble skirt and a sash made from the natural lichen-covered ring of tree bark.
Here they are through a special lens, floating among the mossy forest floor. All three will soon be sold together. Stay tuned for more announcements.
The Wee Folk are mostly gentle and beautiful creatures.
This one was found on the side of a road by wild white daffodils. It is made from dried grass, birch and Hydrangea.
When the angels were cast out, some fell to Earth. Those who fell into the forests became the wood-spirits who live there: the hey-men, the wild-men, the forest-men, the wild-women, and the forest-women.
May 1 is a special day, the start of a new season. It's May Day and the powers of The Wee Folk are growing to reach their peak at the summer solstice.
This is the beginning of the passive, feminine side of Nature.
This dress was made from the gift of a rose from a friend. I dried the petals and they came out beautifully as the skirt, matching natural bands of peach in the birch bark. Orange has the power to draw good things and this Lady of the Greenwood is a symbol to offer a gift today, even if it is anonymous.
If you take a walk in the woods today and hear a cluster of birds in the trees; they might be fae. Listen closely. Happy Beltane.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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