It has taken me a while but I have finally completed the bear for a box that had been waiting for an occupant. I showed bits and pieces of this box in an earlier post which you can find here.
Now I can show the entire piece completed.
The inspiration came from photos I took when we went on a hike to Mount Mitchell about a year ago. I like photos of paths. Here’s one I photographed on our trek down the mountain.
For this box, I wanted to see if could use my own photos throughout. It was a fun challenge. Here’s the front of the box.
The gravel near the gate was an interesting endeavor.
Here’s the box opened.
This is the left side. The tree came from my back yard and the dangling leaves were in my bead stash. I’m glad I didn’t have to go on a wild goose chase for some of these things. I’d probably still be hunting, getting distracted along the way, I’m sure.
This is the right side. My resourceful husband helped me create the bench from another discovery in our back yard. The images in the slide frames were taken in both Raleigh and Asheville. You might recognize some of the photos having been on my blog at one time or another.
The inspiration for the bench came from this one in the botanical gardens in Asheville.
And what do you find when you go traipsing through the woods? I found a forest fairy.
Here she is standing at 5” tall . . .
with her slightly tattered wings.
As for what’s next on my list – I am still working on the blue colored box as well as some bears. I guess I better get back to them.