Fairy door and garden
Beauty shines through in this lovely, detailed fairy door and garden. A wooden fence quarters off the main attraction of the garden. A swing hangs from a seashell from the shores of New Brunswick, a piece of driftwood from Newfoundland and Labrador and a round from a birch tree for the base. There are two seats for fairies to rest on, a toadstool made from a seashell and reed from a cattail. The fairies can check the mailbox made from a piece of gourd and birch bark. Looks like the fairy received a piece of mail, maybe an invitation to a fairy ball. The door is made from a wooden block, bark for the roof, with a bird’s nest made from the top of an acorn with blue beads in it for eggs, a silver bead for the door knob, and the window is made from birch bark. The walkway to the door is made from pine bark. To the side of the door is a broom made from an old paintbrush, and a shovel and garden pick made from recycled wood. The fairies have to keep warm and they have a wood stack, an axe sitting on a wood block and a sawhorse where they can cut their wood. A birdhouse is near the wood stack and a pine tree sits in the back of it. Ideal for inside use only. Measures 16” long by 5” wide and 5 and three quarter tall.
About Eileen Lucas (Nee Muise)
Originating from Newfoundland and Labrador, and now living in Shortts Lake, Nova Scotia, Eileen Lucas (Nee Muise) is a proud Mi'Kmaq woman. She has been honing her creative skills as a self-taught artist for many years, and is able to blend her love of nature and wood into most of her creations, especially her newly found love of making fairy houses and accessories. Eileen enjoys showcasing her work, as well as sharing her knowledge about them with others. She believes that “Hoarding your creativity, eventually becomes a lost skill.” Two passions that fuse effectively for her are; making Indigenous items and sharing those skills with children. Eileen won the prestigious National, Indspire, Guiding the Journey Educator Award for Language, Culture and Traditions in 2016. She loves to write, as well as composing and singing songs and playing the Indigenous drum.