Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Holly Faery



During the bleak mid-winter...I was walking through Oberon's Wood...when something caught my eye beneath a big bush...on closer inspection I was lucky enough to see Holly.

My little friend was calmly sitting on her toadstool counting her winter holly berries...even though the weather was freezing and the gentle snow flakes were falling.

Of course I was a little concerned for her health...but Holly assured me, that...being a child of the winter...she never felt the cold...and this is why she was outside enjoying the soft snow falling through the branches of her home within the Wood.

I told her that I could easily make her a little cloak to wear...but she wouldn't hear of it...saying that too many layers of clothing made it difficult to fly.

I suppose that she's right...

But I do still worry about the little Faeries of Oberon's Wood...it has been a very cold winter this time around...and I haven't seen a few of them for a while.

Of course...I have been leaving little cakes out for them...but still...some of the older ones are a little frail...

Maybe when the weather warms up a little...they will come out to play...and I will again enjoy their company...

I do hope so...

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Cherry Blossom



Before you say it...I know that it's not spring yet!
Like I mentioned in the previous post...I can't create things in the right season...

This little sweetheart is called Cherry Blossom...I wanted to do some work which reflected the "Spirit of the Seasons" and all I could see in my mind for spring were the beautiful Geisha of Japan...so here she is.

She's in the same style as my "Little Witches"...but without the pointy hat!

The Cherry Blossom is always a beautiful sign that winter's heavy gown has changed into spring's delicate dress...which always makes your heart feel lighter...especially if the winter has been a bleak one.

Maybe I should try to imagine those beautiful blooms as I work here in the cold Welsh mountains...in my mind's eye I can see spring, just around the corner...even though, I know, I still have more of winter to come...

Maybe hibernation's not such a bad idea...