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Little Chair

I am in the process of making a little chair to use for display purposes. I’ll be adding a paint wash to age the cuts on the twigs. I am trying to decide how best to embellish it. Please let me know if you have any ideas for that.

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I’m back. I was on vacation. I looked back and realized that I forgot to write a post telling you I was going on vacation. Sigh, it is always a very busy time. I always forget several things.

While I was away I finished a really fun creature. His name is Wendel.

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Wendel is quite tall. (I really  need to measure him)

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I’m really happy with all of the little details.

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I hope that you enjoy Wendel as much as I enjoyed creating him. I would love it if you could take a minute and let me know what you think.

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I don’t normally do a Wordless Wednesday post, but I thought I’d do it today.

Mother Nature, the very best artist.

Mother Nature, the very best artist.

I don’t seem to be very good at the wordless part. The ice crystals in the garden where huge this morning. It is so beautiful.

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Happy Monday! Christmas on Main was a fun event. Sadly, I totally forgot my camera so I don’t have photos of all the wonderful things that were there. It was a small show, but very busy in the morning slowing down in the late afternoon.  I had a good day. I’ll be in Meadow Vista at the Beda Place’s Christmas Fair on Sunday, Dec. 8. I’ll put the flyer at the bottom of this post.

I have finished a few things over the last week as well as starting some new ones. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Roxie and her pet mouse were finished and sent off to their new home.

Roxie and her pet mouse were finished and sent off to their new home.

Myron is my smallest goblin baby ever. He is just barely two inches tall at the tippy top of his ear.

Myron is my smallest goblin baby ever. He is just barely two inches tall at the tippy top of his ear.

More Mice! I finished eight mice this week. (One of them is not in the photo as I sold it before I got pictures taken)

More Mice! I finished eight mice this week. (One of them is not in the photo as I sold it before I got pictures taken)

Bartholomew, the original boggling, sailed off to his new home some months ago. A new boggling is coming to Woodland Whimsy.

Bartholomew, the original boggling, sailed off to his new home some months ago. A new boggling is coming to Woodland Whimsy.

I hope you can come and see me if you live close.

I hope you can come and see me if you live close.

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

 

 

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While we were out in the woods looking for dead trees to cut down for fire wood for my in laws, we found something really fun. One of the dead trees was completely hollow. Okay, so that isn’t so useful for fire wood, but we found a great use for it. We also discovered more new friends.

My strong man husband

My strong man husband

Wait a minute, it looks like there is something in there.

View through the log

View through the log

Oops, wrong side. Let’s turn it around.

What is in that hollow log?

What is in that hollow log?

I need to get a closer look to see what it is.

Oh My!

Oh My!

Oh my goodness, it is more Slerks! How did they get into that log? We loaded up the hollow logs and the Slerks and headed home.

Check out the next post to find out what we, with help from the Slerks, did with our hollow logs.

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We are experiencing a bug invasion at Woodland Whimsy. Fortunately, it is the good kind of invasion. So far it is only a spider and a dragonfly, but you know how things go here. Pretty soon there will be bugs everywhere.crafts 790 crafts 787

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It’s time for another Inspiration Thursday. I love this feature of my blog. It is so interesting to me to find out what inspires my fellow artists. Today’s artist is Samantha Webb from Moby and Puddle. She is an artist that makes fantastic, whimsical creatures.  You can see more of her work here http://www.facebook.com/mobyandpuddle You can also follow the adventures of her traveling goblins here http://www.facebook.com/GoblinOnTheGo

 

What inspires me?
 
I am a full time mummy. That is a full time job but is so much fun and so liberating! I spend my evenings following my dreams of becoming an artist whilst my Webblings (aged 4yrs and 1yr) sleep. They are my true inspiration, the reason that I continue to follow the path of an artist, because I don’t want them to ever feel that I gave up or that money is the only way to gain happiness! 
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Sleeping

 
I am inspired by the world around me, particularly nature. The changing of the seasons and the passage of time, there are so many unseen and yet constant forces at work, perhaps the forces themselves have 
personalities? I look out of my kitchen window and next to the inner city school, that my little girl just started, grows a huge maple tree. Unlike the buildings around it, looking worn with age, the tree has a majesty 
and a beauty that it has developed through many eras. Perhaps the maple has a protector to keep it safe from destruction and human development of land, perhaps it homes a family of faeries?
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Faerie

 
I think I have always believed that there is something more than what we merely see, science proves this constantly. It makes it no less magic in my opinion. I found the work of Brian and Wendy Froud helped me to realize that my point of view was shared by others and celebrated in art.
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Goblin

I have always written stories, for as long as I can remember but only painted now and then. I was never very happy with the outcome but  I began to paint as a way to ease pre-natal depression rather than take medication and found that the more I painted the more I loved it. Then I rediscovered favorite films such as Labyrinth and TV shows like Fraggle Rock with my daughter who was a baby at the time. The work of Jim Henson Studios continues to be influential to me throughout needle felting in particular! I have never been in a position where I could afford an art class so everything is self taught and learned via many mistakes!
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Faerie Light

I watch You Tube videos and have wonderful books by Christi Friesen and Birdy Heywood which taught me the basics in clay but I am absolutely useless at following guides so I have had to improvise! Still without those books I would not have developed to the stage that I am at now! 
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Troll

 
I adore mixed media and am always trying to mix new materials together, a lot of my favorite work blends my love of clay with my love of sewing and needle felting! My Trolls manage to mix all three! It doesn’t always work but I will keep those misguided creations to myself! I am still very new to the world of art and craft. I am enjoying my journey and hope that I can keep going for as long as the inspiration strikes! 
 
Samantha Webb
Moby and Puddle
 

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