Art Elements Blog Theme of the Month: Fairies

Welcome to my post for this month’s Art Elements Blog Monthly Theme: Fairies. Thank you Caroline for picking such a wonderful topic!

I have always been a believer in Fairies and the magic that other realms hold. I have memories of speaking to the little people that lived in the speakers playing the music I heard and playing for hours outside imagining that there were little creatures in nature. In my mind I was able to shrink down to their size and fully immerse myself into their world.

I wanted to make some toadstools out of wool, and I finally sat down to give it a go. I love using these ceramic vessels I made a while back as their holder.

Below are some photos from Longwood Gardens in August showing some of the places I think Fairies must visit…

And more toadstools – this time with my stoneware ceramic clay. I think I may be more interested in the habitat surrounding the little people.

When I first started making clay beads I had carves some designs from scenes from my imagination.

I thought they would make interesting focal beads and earring pairs.

Again – always something about their environment – I would love to just help explore and create in there.

And some fun earrings with these carvings of a mysterious wood in mid-winter.

Thanks for stopping by to see some of my new work.

Please take some time to visit the other participants for this month’s blog hop:

Guest Artists
Art Elements Team
Marsha (you are here)
17 Responses to “Art Elements Blog Theme of the Month: Fairies”
  1. Alysen says:

    Marsha, I would love to go off exploring the faery realms, just send a msg when you’re ready to …..
    I love the swirls on top of the ceramic mushrooms and the felted toadstools are so naive, I love their shape.

  2. Laney Mead says:

    Those ceramic mushrooms are fabulous, those are my favourite but the felted ones are just perfect for your pots 😉

  3. Claire says:

    All the pieces are wonderful! My absolute favorites are your ceramic toadstools! The texture, shape, and how you glazed them… just so beautiful and magical! 🙂

  4. Cat says:

    I think you’ll get fairy visitors very soon who will want to move in! I love the components, and the mushrooms are perfect for fairies, makes me wish I was one! 😀

  5. LESLEY WATT says:

    Love all your designs – especially the ceramic toadstools…I think Longwood could provide inspiration for any theme!

  6. Caroline says:

    I love your felted mushrooms, they look perfect in your little pots. Your ceramics are just stunning and my mushrooms from you are one of my favourite things!

    Thank you for joining me in the challenge!

  7. I just love all your designs but those ceramic toadstools….FABULOUS!!! I also love those wooly mushrooms. And those earrings-just pefect little woodland inspired pieces.

  8. The colors of the felted mushrooms are wonderful and the ceramic toadstools are fabulous. They would make wonderful additions to any fairy garden. I love all of your ceramics, especially the colors you choose. They really speak to me.

  9. CraftyHope says:

    I know just what you mean about being immersed in the environment of the fairies. I remember being a kid and imagining the creatures that lived under the toadstools, in the cracks of trees, and anywhere where nature was taking over. In fact, I still do it. Just this afternoon while walking our dog, I spotted several small holes hidden in the pine straw on the ground and wondered what fairytale being lived in them. Ha! The pieces you shared with us definitely depict that magic and imagination.

  10. niky sayers says:

    What a beautiful collection of makes I really love your mushrooms, and the ceramic vessels are just perfect!

  11. Alison says:

    Yes, i can definitely see any fairy loving the worlds you create! The wool toadstools are beautiful! Such amazing talent!

  12. Jill Egan says:

    I love what you have made this month, I started making mushrooms but lost my way and ran out of time.

  13. kathy Lindemer says:

    I love both your ceramic and felted toad stools. They are perfect for a fairy garden.

  14. Jenny says:

    You know I love the toad stools, and the mini mushrooms. All the natural treasures scaled down feel very faerie in style to me. I imagine nepps on those mushrooms….

  15. Victoria says:

    I love the felted mushrooms

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