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Artist at Play

fairy house w garden 1

Bob and I have been working very hard.  I have been exhausted and in desperate need of some playtime.   So… I decided to do something with the tree stump outside our back door.  When we first moved here, it was a tree by our  back door.  A dead tree.  A dead tree that liked to drop big branches on the roof, scaring the living daylights out of us.   Finally, last year the tree was removed, but we were left with a sizeable stump.

I am still very much a little girl at heart and quite intrigued with the whole idea of faeries.  I made a faerie art quilt several years ago and loved it when faerie houses started showing up in our favorite park when we lived in Omaha.  It took awhile to give up the very adult notion that turning that old stump into a faerie house would be a total waste of time, but I finally decided to go for it.  The faerie house/garden project is ongoing.  Since I had no real plan or idea where I was going when I started, it is evolving on it’s own.  I add little bits here and there when inspiration hits.

There is a little extra challenge here.  I love creative challenges and often set them for myself just to stretch a bit.   I am trying to do this without spending money — which means I get to dust off my general craft skills.  It also means that when a fabric/craft store sends me a sale flier full of faerie garden stuff I shouldn’t look.  😉

I don’t think I’m the only little girl whose heart still dreams of faeries.  Female friends, neighbors and relatives are contributing ideas, plants, a faerie here and there and a giggle or two.  After all we’ll always be girls at heart.

What does playtime mean to you?  What do you do for fun?  Do you think you’ll ever really grow up?

A Fond Farewell to Faerieville

Today Bob, Callie and I are on the road on our way to our new home. I will write more about the move with photos (hopefully) in June. We are moving to a beautiful place — but you will have to wait for more details.

Don’t worry, I schedule my blog posts ahead, so things around here will go on as usual while we are moving and getting settled.

Today we want to leave you with a few photos of new faerie houses at the lake near where we have lived the last 9 years. New houses have been popping up as new families have moved into the neighborhood. Enjoy!

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Celebrating the Small Things: Faerie Houses

Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

I don’t know how long this faerie house had been in our favorite walking park before we noticed it.  Aren’t surprises nice?  It took me about a month to remember the camera so we could get a photo. Don’t forget to drop by Scribblings of an Aspiring Author to see what others are celebrating.