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.
The finished project is from the previous post. The color wheels were a separate page I did to mix colors and use for a reference in the project. The flowered card is a test page and left-over paint from a tutorial at YouTube, Creations Cee Cee.