Let’s play a game.
One of those word association games.
Saying the first word that comes to mind when you see a photo kind of game. So far, what have you imagined?
Indoors, outdoors, outdoorsy indoors?
Nature? Lazy cats?
These are the gifts made to give to the Fairegarden clan for Thanksgiving 2010. Each door is unique, and it was thought that they could be named, perhaps with the first word that pops into the brain. But they should have been numbered or something. Still, any and all ideas are welcome. Some were made with specific people in mind, followers of a certain college team might choose the door painted with those colors. Or not. I had my eye on the third one from the right. It even sat inside on the hearth in the addition for a while, and looked mighty magical, like a fairy could easily be hiding just behind it. The Hop door was already happily installed at the newly opened Hop West on Haywood Street in Asheville, North Carolina, on the outdoor patio, given as a Hop-warming gift on a recent visit there before the holiday. We so missed having you with us for Turkey Day, Brokenbeat and Mashley.
The door shown at the end of the cavalcade is the unpainted, not yet cleaned up product, just unmolded. It is the same one that was indoors for a test run in the addition. After much trial and error, more so than usual, it was found that modeling clay shaped around the edges did the best job of making the shape desired from the leaf casting mix. There will be a how to make these doors post written when the weather warms up. These were made during the summer and painted, the funnest part, in the early fall. There is a thick coat of water based polyurethane over top.
Previous Thanksgiving presentations can be seen below, with a link to each post.
After Thanksgiving 2009 Muse Day Hypertufa containers were given.
Thanksgiving Came And Went Painted leaf castings were given.
These holidays are about family for the Fairegarden clan. There is some food involved, but it is mainly about being together. We hope your own celebrations, whatever they involved, brought gratitude in mass quantities.