Hello dear readers,
This is the second of my three Zen miniature gardens vignettes. It was fun making it. The little Buddha is one of four Buddhas sculptures all of them gifted to me by my generous friend, Birgit.
Zen gardens, if they are cluttered up with too many items lose their air of serenity.
I made this Moon-Gate from saved stems of bunches of grapes. The bushes on the sides of the gate are from stems of dry baby breath flowers, with teeny-tiny rose-colored paper flowers glued on. The "grass" ground is a thin piece of green painted foam. To soften the old stems (twigs) I boiled them in water for a few minutes, when cooled down but still moist, wrapped them around a small glass pill container. These are good for small door wreaths as well.
"Stone" figures: Buddha, a gift from Birgit. Angels candle holder, a gift from Rosa Maria. The small rock, made from styrofoam.
Plastic chess pieces make great mini pedestals. They are easily cut and painted.
I wonder if Rosa Maria's angels look better as a fire-pit on the ground than on the pedestal. I'd love to know what you think about it. They can always go back on the pedestal. I made the box so that it can come in and out of the frame. Here it is without the "glass" so that the inside is clear to the view.
The third Zen vignette is on its way now. I have to start crafting Christmas and Hanukka gifts if I want them to arrive in time for my friends overseas. Our post service is completely unpredictable, sometimes it takes a parcel to arrive at its destination longer than two months while another, posted at the same time takes only three weeks.
The days are shorter but still hot here, the nights are cooler and it's a big relief. I hope you enjoy cooler autumn days overseas.
I wish all my readers a pleasant and enjoyable weekend with blessings.