Pine Nymph is a "merry little creature, always dancing, always skipping, her little toes twinkling, her gauzy skirts rippling! For sheer joy she danced like a sunbeam here, there, and everywhere."*
*Adapted from My Bookhouse Through The Fairy Halls "Columbine and her Playfellows of the Italian Pantomime." (The Bookhouse for Children, 1920)
This unique dress is made from a white pine bodice and a lichen petticoat overlaid with some kind of white fluffy flowers I plucked from a tree in June on Sears Island. (*If anyone knows what these are, please email me.)
Pine Nymph is joined by other Wee Folk (who will be revealed soon) as they spend their summer days playing and pantomiming in the woods. Coming home from her heyday in the meadow, she sits and rests upon the pine boughs.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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