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Forest Friend (for-ist frend) n. Elfin being of Ontario woodlands, known for environmental consciousness and earth-based spirituality

Since ancient times the Forest Friends have recognized the interdependence of all lifeforms, thus they understand that to live in Harmony with the Earth, with the Others, and within their own community is essential for their survival, balance, and joy of living.  Their nature-based wisdom has important messages for our fast-paced technological age.

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While I love creating large Forest Friend dioramas with all the bells and whistles -- or rather mosses and lichens and snails, cones, stones, and all sorts of Nature's treasures -- there is something equally endearing about the very simple pieces. They present an invitation for the recipient to get involved in the creative process, and give the "mini" a beautiful natural setting which is easily added to or changed. This guides the focus to details of all the loveliness that surrounds us. ... See MoreSee Less

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And yet another grapevine piece with Forest Friends. It's a theme I love expressing: Helping each other up. How the world should work.... ... See MoreSee Less

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