Monday, July 25, 2016

A Fine time for a Camp out in the woods!

  Seasonal Travels

Most of what I make is done by inspiration of the wood.
The wood always has something it tells me and maybe even something it always wanted to be!
When I found this peice of wood, broken on one side, I imagined what it might be with
the flattened underside and another Gypsy wagon was born.

The selection and twigs and roots and sticks is always a treasure hunt of Nature's offerings~ things that have blown to the ground in a stormy wind or washed ashore in the lapping little waves of the lakes and creeks.  Something with a little curve, a little lilt and a little song of the woods that speaks to me. We imagine the adventures in the woods with our friends!

Stairs are handy, as are camp tables and tree trunk stools and a jolly camp fire for singing around and sitting under the moon

Pieces to this set, now only needing the little trail, by rabbit holes and squirrel paths and song birds stories and calls through a woodland meadow with ferns and forget-me-nots

And then came Tiny Houses, just as useful for travelers and wee folk

Friday, July 8, 2016

In the Spirit of Summer Solstice

Summer means many things to many people. We all have our own nostalgia of it. 
For me it meant being out of doors, camping and embracing the wealth and beauty of the natural world around me.  Long days were spent in fields of tall soft grass, wild willow groves, small babbling creeks with waterdogs and frogs, surrounded my Maiden Hair fern, wild ginger and sorrel.
Building little houses with sticks, pebbles and mud and also making out door bakeries filled with pine cone delight and fir needle muffins!  In this spirit I imagine the fun of Wee Folk and all, enjoying their out of doors time. I loved making flags and capes and my wild horse was always named "North Wind"!
In this spirit, here is Camp Greenleaf!

A bonfire, a camp table, a place for good and a look out!

  The soft hand dyed wool leaves are for resting on and seeing the starry night

The backs also have nice doors in the spirit of the woodland and there is a log foot bridge to practice log walking!