Sunday, September 18, 2011
We've made Faery Houses in the past and they disappeared in a heartbeat. Then we moved to a place that was less than easy to do that type of art. With this new house, we're back in the game! Here's how we make our Faery Houses... Gather input from any of the Island Fairies and their preferences (of COURSE!) Drift wood, nice and worn, from our beaches. Fairy-type collection (bright shiny objects, shells, tiny pretty stones, moss, lichen, wool for bedding, etc.) Fairies don't care for permanence. They build or create and move on. The rain and sea winds blow it away or it fades back to Nature. But we human type artists wanted our Faery Houses to hold together - so that means nails, glue guns, glue, protective finishes. At the end, the Fairies add fairy dust - dah! Once my materials and tools are laid out, I try to stop thinking too much and JUST HAVE FUN. Be inspired. Go with how the materials and inspiration want to go. I'd promised myself that Faery Houses would go to the gallery on my birthday (Sept. 14th.) And so, two did...
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island is where our gallery is located. Its so beautiful! Acres and acres of preserved land - meadow and woods - with sweeping views at the high points of the Olympic Peninsula to the west and the Cascade Mountain Range to the east. Its amazing in all seasons and yesterday I decided to capture some of its end of summer color.
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