The Cobweborium Emporium welcomes you into the Realm of the Fae, where magic can be marvelled and wonderment rules.
Here is where Once upon a Time comes back to life . . .
Many years ago I was taught to sculpt in heavy, grey Stoneware Clay and I remember one day, my teacher coming to my work bench and seeing at what I was sculpting he smiled warmly at me and said “… it’s all in the details for you, isn’t it.“. He’d noticed, over time, something that I hadn’t realised before, – I loved to make tiny little extra additions to all my sculpts. It was a lightbulb moment for me! Before this I just thought I was just doing finishing touches to any sculpts I produced, because they seemed to bring my sculpted things to life.
I began to look for a medium which would allow me to sculpt little things. Although Stoneware is amazing – it’s a little too gritty to make the smooth surfaces I wanted in my small things. I found a particular mix of polymers was the perfect thing and these tiny Fairy Shoes came out of my fingers about 9 years ago.
I christen all of my handmade shoes with the name of the Faery, Fairy, Elf or any other inhabitant of the Faery Realm who wears the shoes or boots which I make. These, are Bodwinks Boots.
They measure less than one and a half inches long, and they have a finish to them which makes them look like they’ve been spray painted in pearlescent paint. Very twinkly, with a depth which suggests they’re ‘other worldly’.
While you’re here … and I’ve got your attention .. I’m figuring that you perhaps like Fairy or magical type things since you’re reading this blog post, and if so I would love to share with you something which I’ve held dear to my heart for years. There is a company called Duirwaigh (it means ‘door way’) who produced a mini film called: A Knock at the Door
This was Duirwaigh’s first inspirational mini-film. It contains beautiful works of art from a range of fantasy artists, combined with some beautiful, inspiring text that leads the viewer of the film back to the magical place inside themselves.
From their website: “A Knock at the Door takes us to the beginning and end of every journey; a place of wonder and innocence, but above all a place of remembering – to the most magical secret place of all – the place of believing.”
Sit back, relax and watch the movie. Your inner child will thank you for doing it.