Stumbling upon treasure buried in the ground during a picnic sounds like a nice beginning of a fairy tale. But what if it happened in reality? Walking down the woods and tripping over a mysterious ceramic object buried next to a stone – doesn’t it sound exciting? Miss Wondersmith is making this come true for people! She is hosting free magical events for her guests, and she has been doing it for several years now.
Everything began when she threw a surprise party for complete strangers, which resulted in a huge success. First, she hid invitations in the woods and created artistic vessels for food and drinks. This experience was amazing, and she started to organize similar events more often.
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Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! ✨ My, what a year 2019 was… I don't think I have ever felt more passionate and engaged with my work, nor have I ever struggled with my health quite so much. This year I had two (and a half) surgeries, was hospitalized once for a week, had about 6 ER visits, and have spent an awful lot of time in bed recovering through it all. Honestly, I am deeply grateful to be alive, there were more than a couple of nights I thought I wouldn’t make it. This year I ALSO found more ways to engage with people, through magazines like @faeriemagazine @plants_are_magic @witchologymag and more! ✨ I am also extremely grateful for the community that has formed around all I do – this has got to be one of the most compassionate, kind, engaged, and creative groups on the web. 💚 The generous support of my medical expenses has completely blown me away this year – I have no idea where I would be without all of you rooting for me. (And I am still getting support from @wildfoodlove and the bevy of generous artists who have collaborated to create a gorgeous calendar to help me raise funds.) It's pretty remarkable to think back over the complexities and details of this last year. I am hoping that 2020 brings me the health I need to get back into the woods I love so much and continue sharing wonder with all of you in some new and exciting ways! I have some big (and rather crazy) news to share soon, so stay posted! Just working out a few of the little details now 💚 I hope this year brings all of you more magic, joy, and wonder! . ✨✨✨ . #bestnine #happynewyear #reflections #newsurprises #thewondersmith #misswondersmith #gratitude
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Now, she has decided to share with us the pieces of her wonderful art online, and the plan for the future is to be able to give away her pieces. She is looking forward to being able to share her art with those who are in need of comfort.
Check out the amazing collection of artsy pieces created by Miss Wondersmith, and if you are interested in more, visit her Instagram or Patreon page!
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In case you missed it… I made a pretty big announcement yesterday!: I want to start giving my art away! Once I reach a monthly goal on patreon that will cover my living expenses, I will no longer need to sell my art to supplement my income. Instead, I'm picturing real-life treasure hunts, special hints for my patrons, and surprise challenges for the people that help to support me! Head to facebook.com/thewondersmith to find a Bored Panda article about what I'm up to 😉 Here's an excerpt: "Why give it all away? Because I want to believe in a world where buried treasure and secret clues exist, and the best way to make that happen is to make them myself. Because I want my artwork to be accessible to people of all social classes, not just the wealthy, and I don’t like thinking of my creativity as a transaction. Because I want the creations that I put my heart and soul into to bring wonder into someone else’s life. Because several brushes with death have made me appreciate the magic of this world and given me a new perspective about why I fought to stay alive. Because I am Miss Wondersmith, and spreading wonder is my life’s purpose." I am so freaking excited. I hope hope hope I can meet this goal and be free to add more wonder to the world! This is one example of what might just be buried in a chest somewhere special… If this resonates with you and you'd like to help me make it happen (while receiving other rewards for your contribution as well), just head to Patreon.com/thewondersmith This world is just so full of magic. 😍 . ✨✨✨ . #makingmagic #sharingwonder #artabandonment #reallifetreasurehunt #treasurehunt #magic #wonder #thewondersmith #misswondersmith #ceramicart #functionalart #handsculpted #seaurchin #teaset #buriedtreasure
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