So, how did I get started with all of this Pixie and Miniature gardening stuff? I would have to go back quite a few years (no, I'm not going to tell you how many years) and say that it all started for me when I was a a little girl, making my own doll houses out of card board, complete with furniture, food, and all sorts of accessories that my dolls might need!
It went from there to building a small replica of a local barn, again out of cardboard, for a school project. I obsessed over every detail including all of the stalls, hay, tools and even a loft! I entered it in a Cultural Fair and won 1st Prize in my division! I had a blast doing that one as I had many memories and mishaps in that old barn, all of which make me laugh even now! As an adult, I would create various gifts for the children of family and friends: a barn for toy horses, a two story doll house and even built my own wooden drawing table! So you can say that I have a love for creating things that bring joy to others and myself.
"Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely yours!" -Bruce Lee
It hasn't always been easy, but I feel like I learn something new everyday, broadening my horizons so to speak! In so doing, even though I didn't realize it until today, I am following the words of Bruce Lee, "Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely yours!" I do this everyday as I face new challenges, projects and problems. I have learned how to make hypertufa pots, my own Pixie houses, whether they are out of wood, plastic, or by making a mold and then casting it in plaster or cement. Thanks to my husband, I've even started making hanging Pixie houses with balloons and clay! I love every part of the process, down to the minutest detail. Add that to my love of gardening and I have the perfect creative outlet. I know that building miniature "Pixie" or "Fairy" houses and gardens isn't new, but it's new and exciting to me and I hope to add my own unique creations to this burgeoning artistic scene.
Ciao for now! ;o)