“Oh, how I wish I could shut up like a telescope! I think I could if only I knew how to begin.” For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible. ~Chapter One, Down the Rabbit-Hole”
She always had that look about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world. ~Joanne Harris
Watercolor background, acrylic paint, pastels for the flowers, some hand-stitching, and the portrait is sketched onto off-white paper and then cut out. Find all instructions on the artist, Renee Mueller on YouTube.
A wild geranium sketch and a pot of geraniums in watercolors.
‘Fair rich confusion is all the aim of an old~fashioned flower garden, and the greater the confusion, the richer, you want to come upon a mignonnette in unexpected places and to find sprays of heliotrope in close consultation with your roses, and geraniums sporting their uniforms like gay recruits off duty.’ ~Anna Bartlett Warner
I can see this young girl both gentle and strong as many of the definitions of ~spirited~ imply. She loves to learn, all subjects interest her and yet she has her own direction to pursue. I can tell she spends most of her time alone, enjoying the company of herself. She dreams of a gypsy life, wearing flowing dresses in bright colors, silky scarves cover her head. Her bracelets make a sweet tinkering sound as she weaves flowers into a hanging bouquet. Aging will not intimidate her – she looks forward to graying hair, her memories are cherished as the freedom she has come to embrace.
“I am a free spirit. A spirit that evolves. I’m a diamond. I’m just refining it. Polishing it. Glossing it up.” ~ Simeon Rice
The antlers in the watercolor painting symbolize for me a crown a spiritual regeneration. The deer symbolizes agility, and speed yet has a gentleness connected to a female person. In dreams the deer can symbolize a loved one messaging you from the afterlife. The deer spirit animal asks one to trust their instincts and take care of the inner child.