Mirrors in folklore symbolize portals to The Other World. These tiny three-inch mirrors have been decorated with moss, usnea, and dried flowers with a black ribbon to hang them. What do you see when you look into one?
This is what I see when I glimpse into one of these mirrors.
Justin is the painter here over at Tonic of the Woods. He created these moody scapes upon basswood, which are so thin that they can be affixed to postcards.
This one is called Islesboro in night fog.
This one is waves and wind.
The best part is you can send these little art pieces to someone and they can frame it when they get the postcard.
Note: We are actively looking for a space to consign some of our unique folkloric items this summer. If you have space and like what you see feel free to contact us.
Justin, the other half of Tonic of the Woods, crafted this simple vase from a chunk of driftwood he found nearby on the beach.
The slim vase can be removed from the wood for ease of filling up with water.
Each comes with hand-picked Maine beach pebbles stacked at the base. He will be making more, similar to this. Contact if interested.
And here's another one.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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