Gourd fairy garden
This beautiful, peaceful and surreal fairy garden sits on a piece of gourd. The door is made from a piece of bark, with lichens around it. There is a piece of tree branch which sits a seashell seat for when the fairies need a rest. On the top of the roof sits a bird’s nest made from the top of an acorn, with blue beads in it for eggs, ready to be hatched by the robins. There is a bird house on the side of the branch made from a piece of cork and birch bark. To the left of the garden is a small privacy fence. A fairy proudly folds the clothes of her newborn, sleeping in the seashell crib, with a mattress of fluffed cotton. The laundry basket is made from birch bark and a few pieces of cotton fabrics are in it. There is a seat next to the fairy ready for the mom when she gets a free minute to rest. The seat is made from a piece of wood. A welcome sign is connected to the bird’s nest, and a pot of flowers sit near the entrance of the house. Ideal for inside use only.Measures 8” round piece of gourd, 5” at tallest area
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.