Spring is here in New England, and while Nature has been throwing a few curve balls in the way of snow showers, crocuses are up, daffodils are blooming, and the sweet green tree buds are poking their heads out to greet the season. This is always a magical time. Vernal pools are teeming with life, salamanders, known as fire faeries are everywhere and spring faeries are hard at work. They bring forth new life and encourage flowers to bloom, they cast color in fields, meadows, and forests. They are responsible for all things growing and each day as I trek into the woods and fields near my home I am witness to their magic.
In the spirit of all things new I sculpted a wee faerie toddler wrapped in a sugar maple leaf sleeping soundly in an oak leaf cradle. While faerie children are rare, I'd like to think that some exist...if only in my dreams.
In honor of my friend Merrie...xo