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Natural Kids: inspiration

Friday, March 26, 2010


by Jen of SewnNatural

What are the sources of our inspiration? Where do we, as artists, mothers, fathers, teachers, chefs and community members, find fuel to light the sparks of creativity within us?

image above via Flickr

For one NaturalKids member, Farida (you can visit her magical shop, Alkelda, here) stories and storytelling are closely woven into her artistry, and her life. "I create figures for people to use in nature table displays and in storytelling for folk tales, fairy tales, saints' legends, therapy... wherever the imagination leads."

We are thrilled to announce that starting very soon, Farida (of Alkelda) will be regularly posting interesting and delightful book suggestions on this blog. Our new blog bookshelf will be a fresh new feature for our minds, hearts, and imaginations.

image via Flickr

This week, Farida curated an Etsy Treasury based on the inspiration she found in a wonderful story called Sand Flat Shadows - you can read it here. Here is the collection of handmade pieces she put together, a collection you can also see here for the next few days:

Here is one of the lovely dolls in Alkelda's shop, the Blue Blossom princess, ready for gentle play on your nature table or woven into your stories!

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Blogger FairiesNest said...

I'm really looking forward to Farida's book suggestions!

March 26, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Anonymous cutelittlething said...

oh yes, I am looking forward to that too. Stories of the Saints are big at our home.

March 26, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger mrsbeccijo said...

Storytelling is so near and dear to my hear! Lovely post!

March 26, 2010 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger kat (kats in the belfry) said...

farida's dolls are amazing!

March 26, 2010 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Naturalearthfarm said...

This is going to be great.
Thank you.

March 26, 2010 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger BirchLeaf Designs said...

Awesome! The bookshelf will be such a nice addition to our blog! Thanks so much Farida!

March 27, 2010 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger germandolls said...

I love the pictures in this post! I am thrilled by the bookshelf organized by color. Looks like my fabric stashes...LOL
Go, Farida! You rock!

March 27, 2010 at 7:38 AM  
Anonymous The Magic Onions said...

Oooh, I'm looking forward to this. Farida was a guest on Discovering Waldorf on my blog a few weeks ago and wrote such an inspirational post about Waldorf storytelling. She really inspired me to work on my storytelling at home... Thanks Farida... and, oh my gosh... your Blue Blossom Fairy is too lovely!
Blessings and magic,
Donni of Fairyfolk

March 27, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger CurlyMonkey said...

I love book suggestions and Farida's work!

March 27, 2010 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Beary Organics said...

Great post. I too love story telling, and look forward to the book suggestions.

March 28, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

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