Friday, October 23, 2009

Feather House is next

(My apologies for the delay in getting this post out... I've had some unavoidable delays at home... I especially want to apologize to all the Girl Questors... now, your story continues!! )

The girls who worked on the next house had a real challenge. In their basket of source materials for their house was a surprise: lots of feathers. Now this may sound like fun, but it was actually rather challenging. How do you make a house that is sturdy enough to stand on it's own but light and airy feeling? The girls had a great stump to begin their construction, and thru the trees they could just see one of the other teams. Once they got started on their design however, the creative spirit really picked them up and carried them away, like a feather on the wind!

When the group arrived for their viewing of the Feather House they were amazed by the delicacy and complexity of the design. There were ladders and second rooms and a perfect little swing set just the right size for Faeries.
There was a beautiful walkway leading up to the front door. The walkway was lined with a clever handrail. The walls and roof were made primarily with ferns and then loads of feathers were added as lovely decorations.

Here we see the house from above. The front door is a little hard to see from this angle, but it is just to the left of the vertical ladder which goes up to a second floor balcony. From the balcony the Faeries descend and can go to visit the second teepee room which is crowned by two large feathers. and Finally, when the Faeries want a bit of fun, they can come out and play on the swing... which was beautifully made to scale.

Here we can see the pathway leading up to the front door a little better.... and some of the pretty grass streamers that give the house a very airy and welcoming feel. A soft blanket of Milkweed down is scattered across another area for playing or relaxing... the girls really built a beautiful, multi-dimensional structure here.. lush with greens and delicate features.

GREAT job, Feather House team !!!!!

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Welcome to the enchanted world of Environmental art and Faerie Houses sculptures created by Sally J Smith. Here you will find photos of the artist's unique art-forms and hear some of the stories from behind the scenes as she shares with you her creative process.