Monday, April 27, 2009

The Fairy Castle

This is our beautiful, little Fairy Castle made from natural materials. It is such an amazing house. I will be adding more detailed video footage of the house soon, but this will give you an idea of the incredible intricacy and beauty of this forest creation!!

Debbie

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

More beautiful photos of our Fairy House!

Here are more wonderful photographs taken by our dear friend and photographer Christy McCullough. Everytime I look at these pictures, I cannot believe how breathtakingly beautiful they are. I don't know how she captures the tiny shafts of light and little dappled areas around the Fairy House......these are just truely wondrous photographs, that really do show how beautiful this creation is!
When I look at these pictures, I remember the afternoon my husband Mike and I and our son Michael spent with Christy at the most enchanted, beautiful and peaceful park I have ever been to. I still think of that park and how magical it was. It was amazing to watch Christy photograph our treehouses and little furniture. She was so focused and intent on capturing just the right feeling of the pieces. The park was very natural, not a manicured, perfect looking park, but much of it was left natural, like what you would see if you were really just walking in the woods. Many of the trees were huge. There was a feeling of age or history about the forest there. (It was the Irvine Park, if I remember correctly). So many beautiful leaves had fallen on the forest floor. They were deep and thick and something in my soul just longed to gather up everyone of them and take them home with me. Leaves like those just have such a language, such spirit......you can just feel them talking to you. It was such a quiet, warm and beautiful day. I could have stayed there forever. The trees were old and as you can see in some of the pictures of Mike and I standing by both treehouses, there is an old tree with a "fairy home" in the base of the tree. What a magical, wonderful place. It truely was the most perfect place to photograph our houses and little furniture.
I have always wanted to have our Fairy Houses photographed in just such a place, where one could feel as if they stumbled upon a magical kingdom......houses that were made by tiny hands, perhaps little elves or gnomes or tiny fairies who were making a dwelling to stay in during the coming winter. Here, in this lovely park, that felt as if it were from a lost and enchanted land, our treehouses and little characters and their tiny furnishings could live outside the bustling world of the humans and finally feel that they have escaped to their wondrous home.
Beauty is so healing. Beauty that is pure and as moving as nature. What a true art creation nature is......nothing we can do will ever match it. But to be inspired by nature is a gift that can make us better people......it can awaken in us that child that is sleeping, that is trying to remember who they are and where the path is to the world of nature that is calling our names!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wonderful new pictures!!!

We recently met the most wonderful photographer in California at a show we did there. Christy McCullough, whose photograhs of children are truely breathtaking, was so kind to take photographs of our treehouses and little fairy furniture. Our booths were right next to each other and we became instant friends.....kindred spirits, definitely! She is such a sweet, beautiful and fun person. The show didn't go so well, but I knew it was worth driving all that way so that we could meet her. Be sure to visit her beautiful website to see the lovely photographs she takes of children.....every single one, sweet, inspiring and amazing!!! I will be adding more of her incredible pictures soon. I can't believe how she captured the light, the shadows and the feeling of our houses and little furniture. The most beautiful pictures of our artwork that anyone has ever taken!!! Here's a link to her wonderful website. If you visit her blog, you can see the beautiful post she did on Mike and I. Thank you Christy!! www.christymccullough.com Have a happy day! Debbie

Wednesday, April 15, 2009