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Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring details...

I was recently commissioned to make a larger (than my normal fae scale) twig spinning wheel for wedding table decor. It measures about ten inches or 25 centimeters high and was an interesting change from the rather persnickety work I normally do with very tiny pieces! It made me long to make human scale furniture again but that will have to wait until I have a larger work space and materials storage. At any rate, this larger scale (although still miniature) spinning wheel could also be an interesting accessory for Blythe dolls and their kin--- or perhaps even Barbie might learn to enjoy some of the old craft!

Some details from the lovely Jardin des plantes de Nantes, where spring unfolds more wonders at an astonishing pace...

quince blossoms
German iris bud
buglosse/alkanet/anchusa officianalis
some most friendly young ducks!
poppy and primroses
salix alba/white willow
quince in the rain
tulip interior

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Some new things...

A couple of commissions finished in the past few days...
fae kitchen set
fae treehouse and moss topiaries
little fae car ready to fly...

Otherwise, spring is here and lovely and evocative as ever...

Monday, March 3, 2014

Some new/old art and faery furnishings...

Imaginary Ancestor: a new assemblage piece of found objects and natural materials... Available along with other vintage inspired art and objects on my "second"  Etsy shop:
 And some of the many fae things I've made for my Pandora Jane Etsy shop: (and other internet clients...)
 The tiny chair and table below were a special fae furniture give away on my facebook artist page...Here's the address if you'd like to be in on the next give away there:

Small Signs of Spring...

The small signs of spring are multiplying everywhere here in western France, even though in some ways we seem poised between the seasons. I still need my warm winter coat but some days I can unbutton it while I walk and feel just a hint of a different quality in the air. And for those of you who are yet experiencing the harsh North American winter I don't mean to tease...just provide a bit of encouragement! All images of the wonderful growing things and animals at the Jardin des plantes, Nantes' botanical garden, are from one of my daily walks there last week.