Making Alice yesterday reminded me of this little tree spirit doll I made some years ago:
It’s a dryad, a nature spirit that lives in a tree. Mine lives in a small willow tree in the garden, and has been outside for the last couple of years or so. I’ve been reading about erosion bundles on other blogs lately, and I guess this is mine, although I didn’t know it at the time. This little figure used to live inside the house, with a potted plant, but one day I found myself wondering how it would change if it was left outside in the elements. Well, it’s faded a little, and has become slightly bedraggled, but I actually think it has more character now than when it looked perfectly new and clean.
I’ve made a new sample version, which I’ve added to the shop as a custom listing. I think it might make a thoughtful gift for someone who has just moved house, or for someone who is in the process of designing a garden. It’s interesting to see how it changes with time, the seasons and the weather.
Tomorrow I’ll be going back to squares…