Friday, October 12, 2012

Fairy Houses

Last Saturday I visited the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Connecticut where they were having a fairy house event- there were 20 or so artist made fairy houses all over the grounds. They were truly amazing- although I learned that real fairy houses ONLY use natural materials... no glue or anything artificial at all- but these were "inspired" by the authentic ones. I love the tea house the best!

                                            These fairy wings were available for photos-
                                         in the workshop people made them right on site-

Last night at my studio we created them- and also birdhouses embellished with all the natural stuff I brought out of the woods- the birds will love them!

                               Mine is the one on the left- made in an old bonsai dish. I love what they came up with!
One gal came straight from her job in Boston in the financial district.
She said it was hard to make the jump from work to this- but I told her just start- the rest will follow. And she did great! Hers is the one in the white bonsai dish (my fower fairy is posing with hers)
Okay- time to get back to painting...


Jen M said...

For the past year or so, I have been contemplating "guerilla" fairy gardening. . .FUN!

Sally Dean said...

I think that's a great idea!

Paula Villanova said...

These are so much fun! I love seeing random, unexpected fairy houses.