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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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This was such an interesting project! It was a Forest Friend dream-catcher mobile, expressing an intention or desire for something to come into one's life. The photos show the "dream" part of the piece. Can you guess what the dream is? ... See MoreSee Less

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I was recently asked about Forest Friend babies. Hmmmm. Guess I haven't shown any in a while. Here's a sweet little piece with a baby....
Once birds have finished raising their young, their nest has not necessarily come to the end of its usefulness. Often an abandoned nest may be found to hold a different sort of nestling, because the Forest Friends prize these lovely cradles as the perfect place to keep their babies safe and warm.
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