"Once Upon a Time When You Were Queen" - oil on cradled panel, 18 x 24 x 1. Ready to hang. Available here, at Artfinder and at Bluethumb.
We've arrived at the penultimate post from Wonderland. It has been a long adventure down the rabbit hole, where Alice whispered inspiration in the artist's ear while the Queen of Hearts meanly criticized all the work and made impotent threats.
But you well know, creative humans, how Alice and the Queen are always playing tug of war with our insides, even if they aren't the subject of the creating.
"Every picture tells a story. Sometimes we don’t like the ending. Sometimes we don’t understand it.” - CHESHIRE CAT
Some consider the Cheshire Cat to be Alice's spiritual guide in Wonderland - illuminating, pointing out the mysteries, leading to the answers. Perhaps as creatives we've got our own flashlight kitties helping us navigate the choppy waters between inspiration and execution (a double entendre there - is execution the process of painting - or the inner critic's 'off with her head'?)
If so, this particular cat has been softly purring, languidly pointing and randomly spouting quips that somehow, somehow kept the path cleared from too much debris and allowed the body of work to build and grow.
And so, there will be one more, and then off we go to explore...somewhere else.