She is one of the Queen's handmaidens of The Fairy Thorn, near a "heavy-sliding stream." In their lonely beauty, these merry maids along the hill amuse the Queen and keep her happy all the day long. "And away in mazes wavy, like skimming birds they go."
Adapted from An Ulster Ballad, "The Fairy Thorn" by Sir Samuel Ferguson.
This miniature art piece is crafted from dried grass and hydrangea with bramble applique. Here, it floats on its own hanger, anchored by a vintage tonic bottle. This piece can be found at Beyond The Sea bookshop in Lincolnville.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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