Big Dreams Little Girl- 51 x 41cm, oils, canvas, 93 hours, reference photo gratefully supplied by Karen and Chris Scott.
How difficult it is to be a little girl. For a three year old, so much is not understood about a woman’s world, and yet, the dream of becoming one grows day by day. The world saturates the minds of little girls’ everyday with images of beauty and fashion. Daring places where women glide and glow, giggle and indulge; a paradox of tiaras and wishing wands, jewels and stiletto’s, lipstick and glitter, perfume and barbie dolls. Every little girl plays with her mother’s clothes and pretends to be a little lady. Lucinda is no exception, but the frustration of only being three shows on her baby face- how much she longs to be like her mother. In time she will become the woman of whom she dreams, but for now, she has to be the little one. This image was such a wonderful expression of the longing of a little girl in a woman’s world!