Elysian Field Originals

Art and Adornment inspired by Nature & Fantasy

A Gift from a Dryad

Ever have a moment of drought in your creativity? A moment when no matter what you try to create falls flat? I admit to having plenty of those moments lately, and they usually happen when I stop listening to my muse and try to force a creative idea. On a walk in the woods near [...]

Lord Byron

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have [...]

The Observer

Sitting at my sculpting table last week, I realized I was surrounded by more polymer clay leaves than I had a pile of in my back yard.  After time spent of mixing clay, imprinting leaves, and curing them I had a pretty substantial array…and yet, no motivation to do anything with them.  Uh oh, creative [...]

A Dryad’s Dream

Winter’s here and tree spirits are slumbering. Here is a quick peek at a dryad as she sleeps in her Maple leaf.

Happy Faerie Day!!

Happy Faerie Day!!! It’s a day of celebrating nature and everything to do with fairies!!!

Faerie Slumber

I thought I’d share a new little piece I’ve been working on.   It’s a faerie child wrapped in a maple leaf and asleep in an oak leaf cradle.  The faerie is 3″ long and was sculpted using Kato clay with Genesis heat set oils for added color.  I really prefer this clay now for [...]

Leaf Art ~During~

A  few days ago I posted some pictures of assorted leaves I’d done and what they look like before I draw or paint them.  I thought today I’d show you a progression of how some look so far.  I have so many ideas and things I’d like to try but for now here are a [...]

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth. Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy [...]

Nouveau Tree Nymph

A unique blend of Nouveau and Nature! This tiny art nouveau style bas relief of a tree nymph is set into an imprint of a 2″ Norway Maple leaf from Rhode Island. Both are sculpted using Kato clay. The leaf has been colored with inks and mica powders and the fairy nymph is colored using [...]

Autumn Leaves

So dear friends, I’ve been away and obviously not blogging like I should. Here is a commissioned piece I’ve just finished of a very large Norwalk Maple leaf spirit. The leaf measures 6″ x 7″ and is done in the warm, subtle colors of Autumn. Enjoy!

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