Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Through A Child's Eyes"... A Woodland Fairy House

 When my co-blogger Maureen approached me to begin a blog with her, I hesitantly agreed...which later lead  to a regretful panic...thinking I not sure I am up for this...
Unsure of my ability to offer"craftiness"and feeling quite private about my life, the whole blog thing had me a bit freaked out. Maureen coaxed me to just share small, simple snippets from my life and to let it evolve as we went. So  I joined on and allowed the fear of putting myself out there slowly subside.  One of  the gifts of agreeing to do this blog has been discovering my love of crafting with nature... feeding my joy and bringing me back myself.

So, this year when our local art gallery hosted its annual found art competition, I decided to challenge myself...throw off that fear of can I really do this and create a piece to offer. 
Here is my  piece "Through a child's eyes". A tribute to finding and feeding our creative spirits and recognizing that when we allow ourselves to play in creating, a whole new world opens up...

The fairy house ~ made from an ant eaten piece of a dead tree, rocks, moss, birch bark and other woodland treasures.

 meal time spot at the top..


A space to chill.

Cozy mossy beds and a flower pressed carpet.

 The babes cradle.

Fires burning...

 a cup of tea and a birch bark book awaiting in the reading nook...

A bath to soak in.

Happy these woodland fairies now have a home.

 Heres to igniting that spark of creative play and allowing it to feed our joy!

~ Shanti ~


  1. Oh my goodness, you are amazing! Such beauty, truly magical! Please share your link on Creative Friday for everyone to see:)
    Take care

  2. This is such a beautiful and cool fairy house! I want to come play with it, can we have a playdate? :-)

  3. You certainly have found your creative spirit. I love all the detail and the way you have used what nature offers in abundance. Happy fairies to find such a beautiful home.

  4. I wish I was really tiny, so I could live there!

  5. amazing .... so lovely what happens when our authentic self is allowed to be creative and happy ...beautiful and inspiring for all the little fairies that will live and play there.

    light and peace

  6. 'Simply' amazing! 'Simply' beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your masterpiece!

  7. I want to toot Shanti's horn for her...she entered this recently in a FOUND ART competition and won!!!!! So so proud of my creative co-hort!!!!!
    xo maureen

  8. I didn't realize that you won, Shanti! Congratulations! A well-deserved win. Your attention to detail is phenomenal. I squealed in delight when I spotted the reading nook with it's acorn lamp and birch bark book. INCREDIBLE - all of it!

    Much love....

  9. wow! what a great piece of art! It must have been so fun to get lost in the making of it. Congrats on the win at the show.

  10. seriously!!! you are amazing! what a fantasy for you and the kids!!! I love it!

  11. This is too gorgeous for words. Truely.

  12. So precious. Beautiful post, made my day.

  13. A truly inspired work of art...the beauty definitely lies in the details. Superb.

  14. WOW! That is one of the most amazing creations I've ever seen. Every little detail is so precious and perfect. Well done! I can't wait to show these pictures to my 11 year old, she's going to love this!

  15. I wish I could visit, it looks so cozy!

  16. Glad you found your inner child...and WON! now for a cup of sweet nectar tea to celebrate.

  17. Oh sweet....hope you are proud of should be.

  18. WOW. WOW. WOW. So very beautiful.

  19. how BEAUTIFUL!!
    all the details, so filed with magic and love.

  20. Amazing talent! I want a bathroom like that!

    So glad you decided to blog!

    Namaste, Nicole

  21. Oh, so utterly, utterly delightful!!!


  22. Oh wow! So much attention to detail... this is beautiful!

  23. Wow Shanti it's incredible beautiful... hidden talent I guess...AMAZING!

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