Saturday, 16 August 2008

Girl in Green with Hare


I found this little cut out's home.

The background started with one of Caspiana's soul journal prompts. I had already pasted down pages from a dictionary, then gessoed. After that I did some doodling with crayon and an acrylic wash over the top. I really like the way that turned out. It ended up more subtle than I thought it would.

I drew the girl while babysitting the girls next door. I finished her up and cut her out. After gluing her down I added the tissue paper skirt. She just seemed to want a hare friend so I brought him bouncing in. I added some twirly bits with gold pen.

My husband finds the see through skirt disturbing. He thinks it contrasts with her air of innocence. I made it transparent because I wanted you to see her 'thunder thighs'.

17 comments:

Welshcake said...

This is a great page :) I really like the hare, and the way you've decorated the page he's on.
I took a look at Caspiana's blog. Wow. I don't usually respond well to written prompts, I prefer visual inspiration. But what a load of really nice ideas to get one started!

miz katie said...

i like the see through skirt. it's the first thing i noticed..well, maybe the second. the first probably was the bunny. :)

Connie said...

Your work keeps getting better and better!

Peace & Love.

tascha said...

This is beautiful!

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tascha said...

This is beautiful!

happygirl? said...

Beauteeeful! I just got a book on how to draw comic book characters and I think I might try this project in conjunction with the
"comic book" style.

Fun!

Jerdleluvsjapan said...

Hehe, bunnies "are" in the air. I LOVE your work!

Pea said...

That looks cute .. I like her face and her hair ..

nollyposh said...

"Hare represents the feminine side of intuition, esoteric knowledge, wisdom and higher learning and the power that this knowledge can bring if used properly.The Hare is the great balancing force that makes up the perceived World. She symbolizes the mysterious unconscious that provides the fertile basis on which creative events occur, while representing our unrealized potential that lies waiting for some active (physical or masculine) principle to bring it to fruition." -Scott Alexander King x

DeeDee said...

Thanks Vicki, I love the symbolic stuff. Especially pertinent as the hare came through without intention on my part. Just 'felt right'.
I wonder if a rabbit would have been different?

Do you have a book with that information?

nollyposh said...

Hi DeeDee the book l quoted was "Animal Dreaming" by Scott Alexander King (About Australian Animals: It's like a bible to me X:-) & he has another one "Animal Messenger" (Animals of the world) his site:
http://www.animaldreaming.com/
I have met him too and he is a bEaUtIfuL person to boot. (He used to live down here near me and just recently he moved 'up your way'):
*FOXES (because you asked):'Shadows': The Fox is the force that allows us to influence the World through an intensity of individual will and power. Fox encourages us to harness the creative energies offered to us by the Universe- to take up the tools that we have spent a lifetime readying in preparation for the beginning of the rest of our life... x

nollyposh said...

(Ps) and "Rabbit: Is about Nature's ever changing cycles of growth... Understanding the lessons of rabbit can help us notice nature's portents and the cycles of change within ourselves, physically and emotionally, eventually resulting in our own lives becoming more aware, fertile and abundant": S A King.
When l first met Scott (at the Mind Body Spirit Festival-Melb 2006)he knew that l was suffering with cancer and as his eyes filled with tears he said that he could see lots of 'baby rabbits' holding suit cases around my feet and he said that they were asking me to give them the sadness-es from childhood for them to take away... and as it turned out, l later did just that and it helped me heal enormously, emotionally... Yep he is a bEaUtIfuL and insightful man that has had the gift of 'animal spirit sight' since a child and his book Animal Dreaming is firmly grounded in Aboriginal Dreamtime knowledge... and he shares it freely with those who ask- I consider him my 'spirit brother' as many do x

Pernille's ting og tang said...

What a wonderful blog you have. It must be fun to make cut-outs. It's beautiful:)

Have a nice weekend:)

Whimsies Folksies said...

Hi, DeeDee... We met over at Suzi Blu's workshop. Your journal pages are very cool. I've been wanting to try out an art journal, so thanks so much for the link to Caspiana's soul journal prompts. I'll try it! Having fun with Suzi's class, too! TTYL! ~Joann

Whimsies Folksies said...

Hey, wondering how everyone makes the little icon/photo on the right side of their comment posts...?

DeeDee said...

It is something with blogger. I haven't seen it in typepad.
I really like them. Being a visual type, I like being able to recognize people by their avatar rather than their name.