April brings me a bit closer to a time I have been looking SO forward to! Taking the first few weeks of the month to work thru the rest of my standing custom work before allowing myself a 6 week break to just make multiples of some things for the shop and continue working on my new items, stories etc for the summer ahead. Dragons, new fairy houses, Egyptian statues, figurines and more.
This is hard for me. Saying no to easy projects or, for lack of a better phrase, easy money, is hard. But I find myself constantly frustrated with the lack of time to explore new directions. I have to remind myself, time and again, that I am only a little ways down the path I am traveling thru this work. . . that while I could easily just keep making what I do now and selling it, I have so many ideas to expand and grow the world I have created and that, if I do not grow that world, it will become more of a box than a boundless landscape. 't think of anything more important actually. . .
I think it's important to stay true to that vision and to follow the heart where the heart wants to take us. I can't think of anything more important actually.
But for the day of April Foolerie, here are a few new items to share
|The Enchanted Woods Inn - Hand Timbered plank by plank and the little lamp post glows in the dark.|
|A sweet little gateway for a fairy garden I think! Been thinking of making these with for some time but, you know. . . life!|
|These seem to fly off the shelf lately! My newest Mushroom Fairy House Upon a Star.|
|I think little charms, like these sweet sun faces, can really add a quick touch of magic to the handmade houses.|
|A little experiment that went and got itself out of control! I am really determined, it would seem, to find out just how much tiny house I can cram onto the little 3" landscaped stars! :) More of these to come for certain!|
Have a lovely April Fools day all!