Monday, May 20, 2013

Needle Felted Dryads, Tree Fairies

I love all my creations, but I feel my dryads are some of my most creative. The womanly shape that we can sometimes see in a tree. I was a little inspired by Narnia.

Dryads come from the Greek word drys, meaning Oak, so dryads were originally oak trees. I think this dryad was inspired by the oak.

Dryads, shy creatures, became the word for all tree nymphs.

I love the browns of winter against a bright blue sky, snow on the branches, and then one bright spot of red, the cardinal. I think this dryad may be an oak as well.

This forest dryad was totally inspired by my muse. I started working thinking of a purple, floral fairy. But something else took hold and this deep in the dark green pine forest dryad was born.

I hope you enjoy my work.

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