I grew up fantasizing that I would turn into Thumbelina, so terrariums, miniature gardens, and wee little landscapes bring me RIGHT back to a place in my imagination where I can bathe in the dew of a tulip and sleep under the wing of a hummingbird. I wanted to try my hand at small needle-felted landscapes the second I saw the magic she made in hers. I immediately began looking for Thumbelina-sized containers to model my pieces into. Below are the results:
Housed in a walnut shell, this was my first needle-felted landscape.
Followed by my second attempt in this broken, dried up old gourd.
I used this seed pod for my third, and tiniest landscape.For inspiration, I used a couple pictures I'd taken during travels. Namely these:
Whether they were successful as landscapes or not, they were fun to make. They reminded me of travels and re-connected me with natural materials.