Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ice Windows and Merry Solstice Blessings

Merry Winter Solstice, Friends!  ❤

I hope this finds you well and enjoying this darkest day!  This is one of my most favourite holidays ❤.  Tomorrow we gain more LIGHT, and more and more LIGHT each and every day (until the Summer Solstice, of course) - but oh, how I just love LIGHT!

To celebrate the Winter Solstice this year, my daughter and I made lovely ice windows, inspired by an old nature crafting book found at a local resale shop (titled:  NatureCrafts Seasonal Projects from Natural Materials, by Mary Elizabeth Johnson and Katherine Pearson).  They are quite easy to make and fun too!

To make, just fill a pan with water and add nature clippings, bird seed, pods, etc., as well as string (that's strong).

Let it freeze overnight and then remove and hang. We hung ours on lilac branches.

With LIGHT-filled Blessings,  


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Berry Bright

Light, Light, Burning Bright!

The faeries are getting ready...

"Berry Bright"  pencil/watercolour/gouache

Wishing you and your loved ones a Bright & Merry Season!

❤ Blessings from Snow Fairy Cottage ❤

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fairy Pots and other Cottage Treasures

Hello Friends,

I do hope this finds you well!  I'm delighted to finally be making my first blog post in the new cottage.  It has been quite a transition, but I am glad we are here, and quite glad we made it in before Winter arrived - which happened just a few days ago.  : )  We've been having fun discovering little bits of cottage magic here and there, as well as cottage treasures that I'm excited to share with you!  I'm also delighted that I've had a chance to paint a few new fairies.  I suppose it has been a relief, really.  It reminds me of a story I read once about a magic paintbrush, and how the artist thought they couldn't paint anymore when they lost their paintbrush, but of course - in the end - discovered that the magic wasn't in their paintbrush so much as it was within themselves.  So, in a funny (perhaps childish) little way, I was a bit fearful that leaving the farm would take away the magic of creating art for me.   I am reminded, however, that faerie and magic are everywhere - always - and I think that is the fairy best of reminders!

So, onto these cottage treasures...!  I'm not sure if this picture quite captures the size of these little fairy pots - but they are the teeny tiniest of little flower pots that I've ever seen!  They are so little that I just can't imagine what one would plant in them (perhaps other than seedlings), therefore, I'm quite sure that they must be the property of the fairies!

Juniper - one of our sweet kitty boys - with the fairy pots.

Other treasures include, A Faery Door...

with fancy faery hinges...

and a little faery knob...

A rustic workbench, which we've put in the living room...

And an old rocker, with claw feet, which I would love to restore one day if possible.  

And lastly, here is a little peek at the beginnings of my new studio.  I have much painting of the walls to do, and there have been whispers of cottage mice and amanita mushrooms to paint, but I shall save that for a later post...

Thanks so much for being here with me at the start of this new little journey!
Bestest of  Faery Wishes,