I know I know… Alyss and some other paintings were created in September and I still need to present them to you. I am still writing their stories, trying to take good pictures when it is so gloomy outside some days. And well, life happens along the way.
I am very very happy to officially present you Alyss.
I was sketching in my journal after talking to my dear friend Alice Kara. I don’t know why the Universe decided that but as I was sketching the message «What I see may not be what you see, but it does not mean it is not real.» It made me grin very wild (see the laughing cow ? yes, like that).
My friend Alice is a medium. Her daily life is punctuated with ghosts coming in and out, some of them even coming back now and then. I guess the Universe simply wanted me to acknowledge her, and the fact that in our own way it can happen to each one of us.
Here is the finished painting:
It measures 11×14″ and is made on canvas board.
I just love her and the general feel of the painting.
Ginette was made with a white Sakura gel pen. This was totally in my color comfort zone, it is good to be back to it sometimes.
Alyss is blonde. So people assume she is stupid. It does not help that she often answers things they simply do not understand and that seem totally out of context. They would be surprised to discover that she is indeed very very smart, but just not the cleverness you are used to.
She loves wearing this tear-shaped glass thing in front of her eye because it helps her see the World differently.
Perspective is a topic she is passionate about. Thinking of how things would be if we just moved a bit, if we traded place with someone else… She has beloved journals where she writes carefully all she discovers; she even sketches a bit.
When you see ALyss talking to herself, she is not. She has this owl, Ginette, following her around night and day. But the thing no one knows is that this owl is actually a ghost, so no one can see her. Ginette chose Alyss because she felt they could connect together. Alyss loves Ginette very much, even though she won’t be against some time by herself, really alone. They are now a duo that is linked with this invisible thread that could not be destroyed.
Prints are available in my shop, InnerWorlds: Alyss & Ginette the chouette print.
Some detailed pictures (click to enlarge):