Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Solstice Everyone !!

As some of you know, Pomegranate Communications has become my primary publishing partner this year. I wanted to send them a special "thank you" and so I experimented with creating Faerie Houses out of actual pomegranates - organic, of course !

Originally I had hoped to send them the real, dried little houses, but I learned that pomegranates don't look so wonderful when they are hollowed out and dried... and they get much smaller. So I sent them the image instead. They loved it.

I wanted to try it again and see if I could improve on the design, which is what we have here.
My sister had given me some clever little battery-powered, LED tea lights and I affixed one inside the roof of the house and waited for dusk...

Happy Holidays to all and to all a wonderful New Year !!
(Some, like myself, see the year as renewing itself on the Winter Solstice)


Lisa Kate said...

Happy Holidays to you too Sally, and thanks so much for the magical creations that you share with those of us who have been lucky enough to find you. I have been a huge fan ever since reading about you and your work in Adirondack magazine, and check your site regularly. Your images make my heart so happy. Thanks!

Sally J Smith, Environmental Artist said...

Thank you Lisa Kate !!

Your support and encouragement mean a lot to me and help keep me going !

Thank you !!!!


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