Working in The Forest Today

Good morning everyone and I hope you’re having a lovely week!

I thought I’d take a moment to let you know what I’ve been up to here, in the little green forest.

Last week I decided to take on the exciting Instagram challenge, Folktale week Nov 12th- 18th, created to encourage artists from all around the world to share stories and explore character creation and visual storytelling. Each day there is a different theme behind each piece:
1. Forest
2. Magic
3. Witch
4. Ghost
5. Insect
6. Mirror
7. Animal
Even though it’s been pretty hectic getting bits created, It’s been a pleasure to take part in this and so far I have included a piece every day, including some from my magical storybook ‘The Animal Moon Parade’ and some brand, new, experimental pieces too.

Animal Moon magic

So today, I had to go to the forest to photograph the first of the new pieces, with the idea of capturing it within a natural environment and capturing the magic in nature. We usually photograph my work in my warm, clean, well-lit studio, so today was going to be a huge challenge! Thankfully the sun was shining, so that was a great start!

I found a beautiful place to set my work and set about displaying my forest, paper, cut outs extremely quickly, as the damp was a real issue. Thankfully I had help from my photographer husband, oh and our little blue dog, who couldn’t resist sniffing everything! 🙂

It was really difficult to catch the kind of detail one can in the studio but even with all the challenges, we managed to grab a few shots that I was happy with and it’s inspired me to continue to experiment with working outdoors.

witch

I’ll be posting more this week on my Instagram, so make sure to pop over to @deerlittleforest to have a look.

Big Bear Hugs! X

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