Living a fairy tale
Chapel Hill artist’s creations inspired by nature
by Jonathan Tuttle
There must be fairies in those woods,” says Vanessa Rumaz Boyd as she looks out the kitchen window of her Chapel Hill home.
A long way from her native Italy, the forested three acres — frogs in the pond, a deer testing a gardener’s patience — nevertheless inspired the project that has driven Boyd, an artist and Web designer, for the past year. Above her, in a hallway overlooking the living room, is her drawing desk, where she first sketches out the dancing figures that she calls FantaFairies.
Communing with trees
Explore the region’s forests through Tree Camp
by Dave Owen
Durham and Orange counties are lush with forest. There is no better word to describe it. Our green canopy is perhaps our greatest regional natural asset. With no mountains or coast nearby, instead we have a beautiful, rolling canopy of verdure with more than 100 species of trees in which to revel.