Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Three Muses Challenge - Wild Things


I thought I would try and get an early start on the Three Muses Challenge this week. From now until after the fourth of July is going to be hectic. The challenge this week is "wild things." When I hear that I could go just about any where. As I looked through my image folders I ran across this woman. It reminded me of my sister. Then. I remembered how she would sit for hours with peanuts taming the chipmunk's and squirrels outside the kitchen door when she was a little girl. So here is my entry honoring the taming, yet respecting the wild.

24 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Elizabeth, this piece is absolutely stunning! This image has the face of an angel, and the sentiment is such a beautiful tribute to your sister. Outstanding and gorgeous! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lynifyni said...

What a beautiful piece of art, Elizabeth! I'm sure it does your sister proud! LynnF

Lynifyni said...

What a beautiful piece of art, Elizabeth! I'm sure it does your sister proud! LynnF

indybev said...

Beautiful, and moreso seen in close-up! I hope your sister is properly honored when she sees it. Your story made me think of a nephew-in-law, who had a jewelry repair shop across from a town park. He trained a squirrel to come into his shop, onto the counter every day to get his peanuts! He started with the peanut on the curb, and kept moving it closer to the shop and finally inside! Amazing. Thanks so much for joining in our fun!

Lori Saul said...

This is a very beautiful collage-stunning images and I love the story behind its creation!

Buffy said...

She is so beautiful,love how she reminds you of your sister.Thats really neat that she could sit with the animals,great take on the theme.

Kelly said...

gorgeous!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Oh, this is just wonderful, with the story behind it! This woman is lovely, and I really like her sleeves. And I like how she's looking down at the squirrels. Fantastic creation!

vintage wil said...

Beautiful card!!

Carrie said...

Such a stunning card!!!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning piece, I jsut love the expression on her face

Nan said...

This image is beautiful and your digital work is so amazing. Love the story too. We used to feed our squirrels as children so it was a nice memory as well.

Ozstuff said...

Wow! This is gorgeous and a lovely tribute to your sister and her love of animals. (I did enlarge it and it was well worth it).

Catherine said...

She is stunning! Beautifully done and especially love the story behind the artwork. Beautiful, rich colors!

AliMayes said...

Glorious!
Ali xx

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic artwork, Elizabeth!

Eila A said...

Your artwork is so beautiful! You have combined the images brilliantly, and your story matches the beauty of your image. - Thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving your kind message!

bockel24 said...

Love love love it, such a great idea - looks like the chipmunk had been there forever!

Taluula said...

Elizabeth this is incredibly beautiful and the story behind it makes it very special. Love it.

Janny said...

Gorgeous piece of work!

herminesplace said...

Fantastic

WildGoose said...

Lovely tribute and digital illustration!
Interesting Pre-Raphaelite-like take to the theme!

Kathy said...

OMGosh!! This is beyond wonderful!! Your work is soooo inspiring me!! Gonna have to finish visiting blogs so I can get back to my studio! So glad to be following your blog!!