As soon as I'd finished making this piece I just knew that I would have to take it out and photograph it in a natural setting. There are some lovely little "faerie spots" near my home, so early this morning, while the light was soft and there was no wind, I set out for one of my favorites. This old Peppercorn tree is such a perfect faerie haunt....it's down some secret stone steps and sits right on the banks of the little Angus River.
(One day I'm going to make a faerie boat (with faerie crew) and photograph it amongst the reeds and duckweed.)
It was important for me to establish a strong relationship between these characters....love, trust, comfort and acceptance....all the things we hope to feel within the family unit. And of course, the fact that they are 'travelling' symbolizes our voyage through life and the fact that we are always on a path heading somewhere, however ponderous it may seem at times.
So, now I have that lovely feeling of having completed one piece and ready to start the next....an earthy little goblin I think, with teeth, big feet and an oversized cap on his head. That's the plan.....for now anyway.
Till next time.