Down the rabbit hole

4 August, 2018 paintings

Alice in wonderland has always been my favorite story. When I was a little girl, even before I learned how to read, I used to tell my mother the complete adventure of Alice down the rabbit hole and into the wonderland where she found all kinds of amazing creatures and, herself, in a marvellous way.

The time passed by and suddenly, I am a grown-up woman. The thing is I didn’t wanted to grow up at all, I wanted to stay down that rabbit hole for years to come and follow the white rabbit wherever he wanted to go. But life is challenging and mysterious. Life didn’t wanted me to stay there forever and now I am facing my own quest.

I decided to face the unknown because, looking inside me is my biggest mistery and, why not say it, my biggest fear.

But I am not alone. Earlier this year, I re-discover a lost craft inside of me: painting. I began painting again and I chose my favorite technique to do so: watercolors.

It hasn’t been easy, more than the drawing and the technique (which can be tricky sometimes); looking inside of me and let myself speak through the brushes, the water and the pigmens has given me the courage to go on in this “real” world.

I am going to share with you my process. It hasn’t been easy but I am sure you will enjoy it.

This is one of the self portraits I am preparing for a serie. I made it in order to combine it with a photograph which is my other passion.

Thank you for reading!