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I came across these wonderful, magical photos on Pinterest and was inspired. The photo of the giant hollow log is from our recent trip to the botanical gardens (more on that later). They remind me of all the wonderful fairy tale books I poured over as a child, and I realize that this was where my real love affair with the forest began. These are tiny, secret places where magical things can happen. Where magical creatures live and play. I so wanted it all to be real - the beautiful worlds I found in books - and I suppose I still do. So, that is why toadstools. For me, they represent the fairytale forests of my childhood imagination. That is why I adore them and can't seem to stop myself making them - trying, I suppose, to hold onto some of that magic and perhaps, to pass it along.
Love and blessings from the Woods.