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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.