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An art studio for a woodland fairy to sit and create along side you.

Just as nature starts to awaken from the long slumber of the winter months the fairies start to reappear. There is much work to do. Are you watching? Have you noticed the flicker of light under the pine branch? Now is the time, help nature and all its wonderful creatures and beings to awaken.

Want to help? How about a fairy house for the fairies to relax and do what they love to do, create magic.

Art Studio Woodland Fairy House

custom sculpted woodland fairy house

An art studio for a woodland fairy to sit and create along side you, how magical is that? Inside there is an easel set for a fairy creation with a stool and behind are rolled up canvases.

handmade fairy sculptures by Laurie Rohner

On the other side is a fairy computer and tablet with a few old-fashioned books in the corner set upon a drift wood table with chair. The floor has a natural woven rug and on the back wall are cedar panels.

The roof is from branches and strewn across are pebbles, cones, sea glass, and raffia in a bow.

The roof is from branches and strewn across are pebbles, cones, sea glass, and raffia in a bow. The cones are separated and form shingles to help prevent the weather from coming in.

Pine cone frame the window on solid cedar wood.

The sides and back also have decorative cone shingles. I glue each and every piece you see in place by hand.

This is a custom handmade woodland fairy house sculpted from wood pine cones sea glass pebbles and natural finds.

Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 7 inches
Weight 5 lbs.

Note: All my houses are blessed by a fairy.
I also enclose the name of the fairy so keep your eyes out for the fairy.

I wrap each house carefully with tissue on the inside of the houses and then the entire house is wrapped in brown paper. But be careful unwrapping these beautiful sculpted work of art.

There are more in the Woodland Fairy House Studio, check them out here.

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Discovering a new and wonderful part of your self.

Woodland fairy houses by laurierohner.com
Do you believe there is more?

There is not one thing more thrilling than discovering a new and wonderful part of your self. The familiar energy you feel when you meet an old friend again after years apart only to find you start up exactly where you had left off. Or the wild electrified yet peaceful energy of a hike or walk in the woods alone or with a friend, human or animal. For me the energy of nature has made a big play for my attention for some time and it is like an old friend coming back into my life, this time to stay. I am finding little treats gifts from fairies all around.

For the longest of time I have believed in realms that coexists to ours and fairies nymphs sprites and nature spirits travel back and forth. I also believe the bodies we see are not our true selves but the energy propelling us through the Universe trapped inside these vessels most definitely is who we are. Tap into the ancient energy flow that exists within all of us is the uniting thread between all things and between Spirit and Nature.

Fascinated with the realm of fairies, my creating woodland fairy houses is a gift of gratitude back to these wonderful beings many think of as being fantasy. I spend hours making and cutting the branches so they fit together with notches. Building with no plan but the inspiration nature and the energy coming from the branches provides and found items I have collected on my walks. Time disappears for me in the studio and I am blissfully content working.

If you have some time please come and visit my fairy house studio here at Laurie Rohner Studio. Briar, fairy consultant and dear friend. Tucker, my furry companion, and myself hope you enjoy the visit.

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I would rather be a superb meteor.

“I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.”
~Jack London

There was a time when I delighted in sitting in a hot tub in New Jersey. One night while relaxing across the night sky shot a ball of fire, a superb meteor a fiery blaze of large spectacular beauty. I can still see it vividly in my mind’s eye.  In all its wonder did the Universe put on a show just for me. I never heard or read anything about a meteor which I thought how could anyone miss it but not one word said or written. Maybe it was a private showing?

Handmade garden fairy house
Woodland Fairy House

Garden woodland fairy house is a custom made bedroom cottage magically sculpted with moss fern twigs and branches. Handmade to delight fairies and believers of all ages. My woodland fairy house is for gardens or inside your cottage. This woodland garden fairy house bedroom comes furnished with custom fairy sized woodland furniture.

Inside you find a nice large bed with windows

Inside you find a nice large bed with windows to allow for breezes and sky watching next to the bed is a table and stool. A beautiful lichen rug is on the floor. On the other wall is a long table with two stools. Just outside the entrance is a fairy light hanging from the branch. Moss twigs pine cones and other natural finds decorate the house but I left enough room for your own or fairy touches.The entire house is constructed of branches custom cut and notched together to form this amazing enchanted magical fairy house.

Measures: 11w x 8h x 11d.
Weighs: 5lbs

Available at Between The Weeds Shop

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Decide what your highest priorities are and have courage.

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things.  And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.  The enemy of the ‘best’ is often the ‘good.’”  Stephen Covey, best-selling author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

All my life I have heard how lucky I was to be an artist. I hated hearing those words because the words belittle the work of any creative being. Knowingly or not people who work in the creative fields tend to have low self-esteem, constantly seeking out affirmation that there work, which for many artists there soul expression, matters. Artists seek confirmation in various ways and often those ways come up short. What I have learned is to decide if your work is important to you and are you doing everything you can to produce the best work every time you create. If so then the next step is to mark your highest priorities and have the courage your soulful true self knows what it is doing.

Having faith in the world or in your religious belief is fine but knowing the big yes inside on an intimate level is everything. The divine universe requires nothing but a decision and a plan for you to achieve everything. Being good enough is not an option in my life anymore but being the ‘best’, I am sweetly smiling. This does not mean I am the best at what I do but I do the best I can for myself every time. Saying no when you know that one thing does not fit your priorities in your life. Instead of blindly looking at the IPad or talking to a friend via the Smartphone say no and work at you and your life. You are worth the effort and you are the only one who is the best at being you.

So why did I hate hearing how lucky I was to be an artist? Because it is easy to give up and follow the norm in life, get a real job, work every day mindlessly, get married, have the kids, and you can always paint as a hobby. No I cannot and I tried for years to do just that, failing miserably. I work very hard at my job. This is not easy. This is not fun. This IS fulfilling and purposeful work. Many years of study is applied to a creative work.  Art is serving the soul in each of us. Art speaks to the soul and through the soul it speaks to all creation. It is why people say his or her work speaks to me. I work to feed the creative energy shared by all things. That is the burning ‘yes’ inside every creative person. My work matters, and your work matters. Remember when you head off to the office or to the studio or to the kitchen to tend to your family to do your absolute best and never less. Not THE absolute best, YOUR absolute best.

A new woodland fairy house sculpted by the hand of Laurie Rohner.

Garden Fairy House Woodland Cottage Bedroom Custom Handmade

New Garden woodland fairy house is a custom made bedroom cottage magically sculpted with moss fern twigs and branches. Handmade to delight fairies and believers of all ages. My woodland fairy house is for gardens or inside your cottage. This woodland garden fairy house bedroom comes furnished with custom fairy sized woodland furniture.

Inside you find a nice large bed with windows to allow for breezes and sky watching next to the bed is a table and stool. A beautiful lichen rug is on the floor. On the other wall is a long table with two stools. Just outside the entrance is a fairy light hanging from the branch. Moss twigs pine cones and other natural finds decorate the house but I left enough room for your own or fairy touches.The entire house is constructed of branches custom cut and notched together to form this amazing enchanted magical fairy house.

One of a kind custom sculpted Garden Fairy House Woodland Cottage Bedroom with fairy furniture is handmade by Laurie Rohner.

Once upon a time fairies created this fairy house for your garden or cottage. Woodland Fairies were delighted with what the fairies created. Think of the happy joyful energy that will surround your home and your life when you add this fairy cottage to your house.

Note: All my houses are blessed by a fairy.

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Each fairy breath of summer, inspires the blushing rose.

Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose.  ~Author Unknown

This new handmade rose themed fairy furniture is ready for all fairy collectors to enjoy. One of a kind custom sculpted woodland fairy houses covered with moss furnished with fairy furniture are custom handmade fairy sculptures by Laurie Rohner for collectors of fairy art.

Woodland Fairy Bed Fairy Furniture
Woodland Fairy Bed Fairy Furniture with Rose Buds Moss Twigs French Ribbon.

This woodland fairy rose bed furniture vignette setting is for woodland fairy enthusiast and fairy collectors alike. Handmade whimsical magical delicate sweet original fun unique and very one of a kind describes this woodland fairy bed.

Made entirely from found nature items I glued the twigs together forming this whimsical magical fairy bed. Moss and lichen is glued into place and rose buds accent the headboard and foot board while a shimmery french ribbon forms the pillow. This is a delicate piece of fairy furniture for the magical fairies in your life. Not recommended for children only the young at heart.

Measures: 5.5″ x 6″ x 6″
Shipping Weight: .04 ounces

Buy Today for only $38 USD

Branch Woodland Fairy Chair Furniture
Woodland Fairy Furniture Lounger Chair with Rose Buds Moss Twigs.

Woodland fairy house furniture for a woodland fairy princess is ready for the whimsical mystical side of you to shine. This fairy chair has a fern draped around it and rose buds are scattered all around. This branch fairy chair is for lounging with a comfy seat and ottoman tucked under so your lazy magical fairy can sanguinely stretch out.

Many people who bought this item tuck them into plants which I think is a fabulous idea.

This adorable Woodland Fairy Rose Bud Chair is enchanted with fairy blessings and wishes.

Measures 6″ tall to the tip of the twigs and 3″ wide.
Shipping Weight: .04 ounces

Buy Today Only $32 USD

I wrap each house carefully with tissue on the inside of the houses and then the entire house is wrapped in brown paper. But be careful unwrapping these beautiful sculpted work of art. Take care in unwrapping.

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Do you feel like clouds in a windy sky?

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”

It has been some time that I headed into the studio to do work with my favorite beings, fairies. My life has been much like a cloud on a windy day shooting across the sky while the lower clouds move slower. Life is like that with different layers and when you stare up at the different layers you can become disoriented and unbalanced because your perception is distorted. If you force your eyes to concentrate on the images in the sky, you become conscious of their shapes and colors. Now you stop swaying and feel balanced. I focused on the images and colors discovering my focus was off, making me into a spinning whirlwind of chaotic feelings of fear, anxiety and doubt.

I needed to stop what I was doing and look at the information right in front of me. What was it saying? Think about your own life and why are you scattered like a cloud on a windy day. I had an image of who and what I thought I was and found out I was working and doing what someone else had said I should do. You’re a doctor but you really wanted to be a vet or you are working in an office when all you want to do is travel and see the world. Somewhere I can bet someone planted the idea of what you should do and you unconsciously followed the suggestion.

Everyone needs to look at their own situations with an open mind. Only you can decide if it is a tape someone planted in your head or is it you just have not given it your all.
Our lives are full of experiences and they all lead up to fixed moments in time. No matter how we arrive there we will eventually arrive. I think these are one of the times in my life where every task and every creation I have made has brought me to this point.

The other night I dreamed of a world in the lush forest where beings of light lived. I felt very much at home and safe there. I was finding an answer to questions I was having about my work. I work everyday creating but not selling much, this saddens me and I can feel myself fill with anxiety. In this wonderful lush woodland I found calm loving energy and it I felt it was a place I knew and could call home. When I woke this feeling stayed with me which for me is unusual, I do not usually remember dreams. Since this dream I have been a mad woman creating woodland fairy houses and fairy furniture. They seemed to flow from me in a creative burst. They all took on their own lives. It is a fabulous feeling to be in the flow of creative energies.

This is what I have created so far and you can of course buy my fairy houses at Laurie Rohner Studio or at Between The Weeds Etsy Shop.

Woodland Fairy House Artist Loft with Custom Fairy Furniture

Woodland Fairy House
Woodland Fairy House Artist Loft with Custom Fairy Furniture
Woodland Fairy House is an artist loft style fairy house. Fairy furniture comes with the custom sculpted woodland fairy house. Use it inside or in t he garden. It is a special fairy house for creative people who want to share their homes with other creative beings.
The loft comes furnished with an upstairs conversation area for the creative fairies to discuss and critique the resent work from downstairs in the studio. There is a couch and table with a fountain that can be lite. A ladder leads to the loft but as you know fairies seldom have to use.
Woodland Fairy House Loft
There is a couch and table with a fountain that can be lite. Woodland Fairy House Loft

The lower level is the artist studio are and has an easel set up for the next great fairy art work. A clay top table is in the corner and a stool is in front of the easel. It is open and airy just like any loft should with large columns supporting the top. In the back is an old crows feather I just happened upon the other day.

The house is ready for creative people to share with the fairy artist who will dwell inside. If you are lucky and be kind to her or him I know you will find your imagination soar.

Magical mystical and certainly will be a conversational piece of art.

House Size: 12″wide x 9″deep x 10″ high.
Shipping Weight: 5lb.

Woodland Fairy House with Mystic Fairy Bedroom Furniture in Branch Faerie House.

Woodland Fairy House with Mystic Fairy Bedroom Furniture in Branch Faery House.

This Woodland Fairy House was handmade for a mystic fairy friend of mine and is furnished with custom made faery bedroom furniture. This is a branch fairy house for inside or out in the garden. Constructed with things found in nature makes this special magical woodland fairy house a sculpted one of a kind work of nature art.

Inside the fairy house you find a handmade twig and moss bed with a burlap rug underneath, across is a twig cabinet with a birch bark top, on top of the cabinet is a clay tray.
Woodland Fairy House was handmade for a mystic fairy.

Inside the fairy house you find a handmade twig and moss bed with a burlap rug underneath (my fairy friend requested this) and across is a twig cabinet with a birch bark top, on top of the cabinet is a clay tray. On the front side of the house is a clay topped table with her very special gazing globe, remember she is a mystic. In the back of the house is a large window for star gazing and daydreaming. On the outside of this woodland fairy house i used pine cones moss and branches with seed pods birch bark and a few bits and pieces I found along the way.

  • Everything is hand glued into place on the woodland fairy house and the furniture is handmade and glued into place.
  • I include your fairy name on a special handwritten card with each woodland fairy house. A thank you from the fairies along with their blessings. Special offer when you buy at Laurie Rohner Studio only.

Measures: 12″ x 10″ x 8″
Shipping Weight: 4lbs

See what I mean about these creative sculpted woodland fairy houses? They are very unique one of a kind conversation starters.Buy a fairy a woodland fairy house and think of the happy joyful energy that will surround your home and your life when you add this fairy cottage to your house.
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Listening to Spirit.

Watercolor Fairy Woods

The past two weeks have been full of joy and pain. It started with the sale of two fairy houses. It is so gratifying to sell my things online. The one drawback is the face to face interaction which is always fun. Instead it is opening your email and seeing an order from this imaginary person in this imaginary place. I get a rush of excitement every time. I never care about the amount of the order, for me it is the thrill of acceptance. My work matters to someone out there.

In the blink of an eye my world changes, good or bad, and at that moment I realized again how little control we have over this reality. The perception our minds create for us is just an illusion. In one second I worried about paying bills and in the next, the needed money. Why do we spend so much of our time worrying about how we are going to influence an outcome? More than half of our precious time here spent worrying. It seems as I grew older my worry ego self  grew in size. I finally decided I would start to peel away this pesky part my life and expose my true self. It has been a journey of self discovery on many levels and as the lotus flower reaches for the light I too am reaching for truth of self. It is an inner light I seek and I have discovered life is full and beautiful and joyful. It is all perception of our reality.

Let me go back a bit in time to before the sale. I had given up on my life and on me. I am not  talking about depression or ending my life. I had lost my connection with my soul and my connection to my Source. When we disconnect to Spirit, the soul loss felt is very heavy and I can only say it is like walking through mud up to your hips and the shore line is always just out of reach. There are many people walking in mud these days. I believe that Spirit is always there and all we need to do is ask for Spirit’ help. Spirit showed me I needed to take some time away from my mind and connect to nature. I chose to work outside and fixed a small area up where I could be silent and Tuck could wonder about with no constraints. I was not aware I was creating a sacred place.  An important place where I could recharge and be with nature and Spirit. As I finished my work outside my mind started picking away again saying I should be creating for the shop. I am wasting time, get going, you are a procrastinating the inevitable doom is coming. Of course I listened. I picked up some wood and headed for the wood shop to make some fairy houses. On my way I detoured to check my email  and there it was my fairy house order. Totally gleeful I packed up the order and off it went. Now my mind was shouting you better get going. Again I listened. Spirit had shown me what I needed to do and I had half listened. Yes I made a beautiful spot where I could recharge but I did not reconnect to Spirit, not yet.

I headed blissfully to the wood shop happily thinking I had everything under control. Maybe I did not have to do any of the work I thought I had to do and my mind, my ego rationalized it all with the order of the fairy houses. As I worked on the band saw cutting some cedar for the sides of new fairy houses my hand slipped. My pinky finger went into the running blade of the band saw. I could feel the blade and instantly knew it was bad. It was. I debated going for stitches and decided I could butterfly it closed and covered it up with a bandage. It is now 10 days later and my finger is almost heeled.

I could not do any work in the shop so I had to spend time doing other things. I found my sacred place Spirit had whispered in my ear to make was more now than a place to sit and connect. It had become a place to heal. It was not only my finger I needed to heal but also my soul connection to self and Source. Was Spirit showing me this spot because I was fated to cut my finger with a band saw or was Spirit telling me to rest and connect only. Because I did not listen is that why the accident occurred? I am not certain of the answer but I do know the outcome. After sitting in my sacred space, the same space Spirit nudged me to create, and allowing my heart center to open. My finger has drastically healed. This past week I have shipped the most amount of orders to date in a week from my etsy shop, Between The Weeds. Is it fate destiny or just coincidences? I believe it is Spirit and I am grateful for the lesson.