|the front view|
I call it "WildWood Abode." I would like to continue with similar pieces - fantastical woodland abode gourds with fairies - and perhaps create a series. This was really a lot of fun and a creative challenge.
What I liked best about the process is that it wasn't pre-planned and flowed smoothly. Of course I had an initial concept, but that was about it. One part simply led to the next step. The biggest surprise for me was the mulberry bark skirt. I would never have thought of it, but as I was looking for something else, I ran across this piece of bark that I ordered from a silk fiber supply place on a lark and lo and behold! it found a perfect use.
|one side - I really like the fern!|
|the back - I think the name plaque is |
an important quality touch.
|the other side - the little hole|
lets you peek inside.
|the inside with the roof top removed - here you can|
see the three rabbits, the fairies legs, and the
|here's a close-up of the fairy - hmmm. She needs a name.|
How about "Sylvianna," a somewhat fancy name
using a root from the Latin meaning "forest."