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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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Continuing from yesterday's process post... After the cutting, trimming, flattening, sanding, and finishing, I add a curious Forest Friend, and then place natural materials around the piece, along with a lovely white stone in the knothole. It brings things to life and the materials can be changed from season to season -- or from day to day. OR the piece can be left plain and simple.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Continuing from yesterday's post..... Sometimes, when all else fails, I make a cut -- after carefully weighing all angles. Then trim. Flatten base. And sand, sand, sand, from 80 grit up to 220, softening edges, bringing up the grain. Looking good! I drilled a hole in the weed vase piece of this set, and applied several coats of finish. I think it's ready for a Forest Friend! ... See MoreSee Less

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