I’ve started a new art project that I’ve been having a lot of fun with! I’m calling it “The Dreamseller’s Cart,” and have in mind to create a traveling seller of magical goods and his cart of treasures. After buying a collection of tiny bottles, I was inspired to create a collection of magical miniatures, and spent all week a couple of weeks ago working on them! After debating what to do with the miniatures, I hit upon the idea of creating a tiny traveling shop of magical treasures.
What do you need from the Dreamseller’s cart? A wish, a dream, a magical mirror? A recipe for love or a spell of protection? What about vial of fairy dust or a magical key? A map of lost lands?
My magic mirror is made from an old hand mirror and a vintage costume brooch, and the gazing ball is made from a marble and button, dusted with gold glitter.
Each mini bottle contains something magical: wispy white dreams (white feather down), magical red thread, wishbones, golden fairy dust (glitter), Christmas snow (white plastic flakes and gold glitter), and an extra few hours of time, in the form of tiny clock parts.
My miniature maps are painted in watercolors on linen, and one is edged in gold pen.
Each miniature spell book is hand-bound in leather, and each tiny spell card is handwritten and decorated with a gold or black border. The pages of spells I also “aged” with watercolors.
I can’t wait to create the little “world” these miniatures will live in! This week I’ll start planning out how to build the Dreamseller’s wooden cart, and shopping for parts!