I’ve been creating Acorn People as a way to justify my obsessive habit of collecting things I find while roaming around outside.
Now I can pick up fossils, moss, lichens, leaves, twigs, and acorns and never feel a moment of uncertainty about my sanity.
I’ve been calling them Acorn Folk.
And they’re gorgeous little beings!
The Acorn Folk are part of the Forest Folk society. Fairies, pixies, gnomes, and all of the other woodland creatures that prefer to live in the shady forests belong to the same group.
Here’s the latest addition of the acorn people. She’s the Acorn Folk Sorceress, partner to the Wizard. I made the Wizard yesterday. If the pics don’t open full-size, click on them to see it larger.
In the meantime, here are some pics of the others.
Made to Order
These can take a few weeks to produce, depending on availability of the botanicals I use to create them. Sometimes I have to wait on just the right piece of moss to fall from the tree. Or certain leaves need to be preserved in glycerin. They can’t be rushed.
If you’re willing to let the creative process percolate, and your personal Forest Folk being undergo the sublimation process to join you in the physical world, let me know. I’ll set about hunting the right ingredients to conjure up your creation. email@example.com
Madison Woods is a self-taught artist who moved to the Ozarks from south Louisiana in 2005. In 2018 she began experimenting with watercolor painting, using her local pigments. She calls them Paleo Paints, and her artwork features exclusively the lightfast pigments foraged from Madison county, Arkansas. Her inspiration is nature – the beauty, and the inherent cycle of life and death, destruction and regeneration.
Her online portfolio is at www.MadisonWoods.art.
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