Thursday, January 29, 2009


Here at last I have some photos to share of my completed ‘hand’ project. In spite of a few interruptions to the process, I managed to pull it all together fairly close to what I had initially envisioned. Not exactly mind you because rarely does anything I finish match exactly – usually due to the fact that I have failed to take certain physical properties into consideration.

Nevertheless, here it is: Glimpse, a one-of-a-kind piece in my bears&boxes series. This photo shows the box from the front. It has a tiny little window through which you can get a peek of the inside. The word ‘glimpse’ provides some subtle texture to the outside of the box as well as providing a connection to the name and the theme.

Here is the box fully opened. As you can see, the hand is a prominent element.

This is the left side which has several fairy related quotes and a poem in the middle, just behind the fairy-sized mushrooms. Around the edges of both sides of the box is the following quote from Robert Louis Stevenson: "... every child can remember laying his head in the grass, staring into the infinitesimal forest and seeing it grow populous with fairy armies ..."

The right side, as shown below, depicts the small discovery someone has made – a fairy bear! I imagine the lucky person catching a glimpse of this wee one, carefully lifting her from her perch, and looking down in wonder and the little fairy bear curiously looking up in turn. It’s a friendly introduction and I have no doubt that after these two have become acquainted, the fairy is gently returned to her mushroom chair with no one else the wiser.

The quote just behind the fairy’s head reads: “It’s easy to believe in magic when you’re young. Anything you couldn’t explain was magic then. It didn’t matter if it was science or a fairy tale. Electricity and elves were both infinitely mysterious and equally possible – elves probably more so.” – Charles de Lint

Here’s a close-up of the little fairy bear. I chose these two colors thinking the fairy would be somewhat camouflaged if she lived among the flowers and mushrooms. The glittery wings must have been what caught this person’s eye and given away this little bear’s location, but what’s a fairy bear and a little magic without a bit of the shiny stuff?

This piece is currently available but it may take me a day or so to post it to my website.


  1. What a beautiful projekt Ginger.
    I love that box with that little fellow among the mushrooms.
    Hugs, Tina

  2. This is so lovely, I bet you enjoyed making it. Gorgeous!

  3. Hi Ginger...

    Oh my gosh...this is such a sweet piece! I just love all of the wonderful detail. The little bear is just darling. Really love the "hand" concept...You are one very talented lady!!

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. Ginger I just LOVE this piece!!!! WoW!!!

    When you started this project with just the mannequin hand I could not imagine for the life of me what you had planned... it's perfect!

  5. That's just adorable Ginger! I love it.

  6. Oh PS...I almost forgot, I wanted to present you with the Works Of Heart Blog Award!

  7. Yes, awesome is the word. Makes me feel happy inside! Vicki-Custom Teddys

  8. Your lovely comments about my work are very much appreciated! It's especially nice to hear from so many of you whose work I admire. Thank you for reading and watching as this piece evolved. It means a lot to me!


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