however, I failed to document very well,

One was a little painting

A Christmas gift

for my little daughter bird...

but sometimes I do something

so personal that I cannot share it.

It's like a magical little piece of my heart.

The only other creation that I can share

now that it has been given and opened 2,500 miles away

is this Faerie Snow Garden

It had been in process for a looooong time

That is, I had a rough idea sitting in my head

(that swirly, twirly place that only the very brave visit)

I had the glass dome for two years...

yes, two years.

A fabulous find at the Goodwill here in town.

I knew it was going to be a special vignette for a very dear friend

but choosing the perfect pieces to go inside would take time.


I had the bristle bottle tree.......perfect size!!

it was green and not very 'faerie'

So I bleached it.

Yes, household bleach does the trick.

There it sat inside the dome for a year.

I looked at it every day.

Finally I knew what I would do.

Jeepers, you'd think it was a marble carving.

Forgive me for not documenting the process....

but I plan on another in the VERY near future

and I will give step by step.

The products used and lessons learned.

Maybe Valentine inspired...

we shall see....

but I do promise it will not take two years.

Happy Sunday my dear bloggies

and don't forget to leave a comment in the post below

for a chance to wind the Magical Angel

xox Rella


The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hello Ms. Rella,

OMG! I am in love with that glass dome piece. What an incredible Goodwill find. I have been looking for those online and gave it up.

The artwork is just precious and how perfect! Thank you for your visit to my blog and thank you for posting my blog button. I have fixed the code on that so that the button does not look distorted. Oops! Sorry about that. If you want to pop over and pick it up again, it should work better.

Wishing you and yours, a very Happy New Year! May it be the best year ever.

Hugs! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Maija said...

It's beautiful!!!
Happy New Year Rella!!!

Laura Haviland said...

Dearest Rella, what an artwork treasure !!
This is a stunning lovely piece.
I am not sure why but I feel such a connection to you. I think because you enjoy so much I do ?
Thank you for visiting my blog sweet friend. I love your art work and can't wait to see you create some Character Constructions Art Paper Dolls !! Don't you feel all excited about the new collection "The Manniquin Cafe". It looks so awesome, love it.
Happy Creative New Year and hope to see some Art Paper Dolls on your blog soon. LOL Glad you are a Art Paper Doll fan too. : )
Hugs,Laura. xoxx
Please keep in touch.

Leslie Anderson said...

Rella, she is beautiful....what a fabulous gift.

chrissy said...

hi rella...
thank you for responding to my friend request on suzi blu. it is my first online art class and i'm really excited. i went to a wonderful art retreat this past october in manzanita, oregon with andrea scher and kelly rae roberts that really jump started my re-emergence into art.
i love your dome. the recipient must have been overjoyed to receive it.
i look forward to "painting" with you in class and growing a blog friendship with you as well.
it will be "MAGICAL"

Awishdream said...

Hi Rella,

OMG! your garden fairy is adorable!
and loved visiting your blog,what a nice place to enjoy your lovely art work!

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comments!

Melanie :)

See Sam Sew said...

~she is holding onto the glass for 2 years and then being able to create such a pretty pretend person to place inside, makes it all the better ~ I hope you do get around to repeating the process for Valetines will be cute to see what you come up with ? A chubby angel or vintage image of 2 lovers....or a surprise that will blow us all away ~ ? ~