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Have you recently attended, volunteered at, or hosted one of my special events? I would love to hear what you thought of the experience!
"One of our family's most memorable summer evenings was a "purple" party at [The Wondersmith's.] It began with the discovery of a purple fern engraved with an invitation. We appeared the next evening, dressed in purple, and dined on delicious, locally foraged and colored foods, all in various shades of purple, on handmade purple glassware. Our girls still talk about that evening as one of their favorite events they've ever attended."
-Jenny Jonak, a guest at Lady Fern's Soiree
"Drive 50+ miles on a winding road and hike a logging trail in semi-formal clothing through a burned-out forest. Sound like a disaster? It was anything but! Especially since at the end of the hike there was an otherworldly Forest Fairy Princess with a table set for an incredible tea-time feast. Did I mention that the invitations for this event were discovered in the self-help sections of local bookstores? Would people searching for self-awareness be open to a surprise invitation by an unknown entity to attend an event where the location, date, and time had yet to be disclosed? 10 adventurous spirits responded and were rewarded with an afternoon of absolute delight. We dined on black sesame mochi with sweet fillings; black garlic, juniper, and parsnip ash cheesy twig crackers; and chocolate roulade cake filled with rose hip jam and whipped cream spiked with rose hip-infused whiskey. We sipped tea with the option of adding homemade mesquite honey syrup, pine nut whiskey, or bitters. We wrote notes about something, somewhere, or someone that we had been thinking about and gathered around a fire to share, either aloud or silently, whether we would like to fan the idea (the ember) back to life or let it go. After the food and ritual, the Fairy Princess gave us gift bags with handmade forest-scented incense to help our sense memory of smell return us to this magical place. I left with grateful memories of an afternoon spent in the presence of something mystical. Thanks for a incredible adventure!"
-Cindy, a guest at Ember
"[The Wondersmith] traffics in the delight of a mythic return to childhood -- a Peter Pan of art -- with sparkling and functional design pieces that portray the delicacies of nature at its most small and fragile....[her] work eschews the fear she sees motivating adulthood, encouraging viewers to experience the world for an evening of 'child-like wonder, ultimate safety, and excited discovery.'"
-Jennifer Burns Bright, for Lagom Magazine.
"Your ability to get to the deeper essence of things is remarkable! You reveal the universe so often hidden and missed! Thank you for sharing your vision!"
"There is a breathtaking magic to your artistry that I can't help but be enchanted with... Taking part in that was...well, it was simply amazing. The clever play on flavors and foods, the presentation of beauty, the balance of black and white. The drinks that accompanied it, the poetic and story-lined delivery of the night, the setting... It was so complete, and so completely unexpected and delightful.
I happily and gratefully look forward to your future endeavors and being able to witness your art. I'm constantly mesmerized by what you explore and the ideas you so richly bring to life."
"I didn’t know what to expect when I read the description for [The Wondersmith's] artistic food experience, Grovfôr. I’m not sure I even knew what an artistic food experience was! But this night was magical. [The Wondersmith] transformed a concrete brewing room into a wonderland that would make any fae princess (or prince) proud. Her mushroom-shaped confections were displayed on magnificent stumps pulled from an Idaho lake. Hand-dyed netting was artistically hanging like moss from ancient trees. The scene was unbelievable but took a backseat to the incredible treats designed and created by [The Wondersmith]. It was an evening that had to be experienced to be believed and I’m so glad I was there."
-Cindy Marlow, a guest at Grovfor