Flying Girl Through the Trees, or Red Knows the Way
014/100 in 100 Creative Challenge, 6/14/09
Golden Fluid Acrylic
I like the Little Red Riding Hood Story.
Inspired by Thursday Sweet Treats prompt, "then I saw red," I saw red riding hood.
I thought about how she takes the trek and goes through the woods, facing danger... and yet, she is never afraid. Here's the wolf, and she is never afraid. Fine, she was a little naive, "my what big teeth you have..." but she was never afraid.
What strength does she have? Does she own the wildness? Does she own the wild woods inside of her?
And then there's the red riding hood, made just so that other people can keep track of her in her wanderings, her element. They don't want to lose her. But they don't stop her.
Maybe if we can learn to properly be aware of the dangers and arm ourselves against them, we won't be at the mercy of them... and truly will be the mistresses of our wilderness.