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"...'My poor daughter,' she said again. 'But rest you now with a quiet mind and heart, for this short story within this life's journey has an ending you may call happy, and that makes you one of the fortunate ones... Wake my child. I have given you several gifts... I have given you the gift of time.'"

-The Moon Woman to Lissar

Oh, Deerskin. You are a unending fount of inspiration. This photo goes along with my Deerskin Journey series, my ongoing project to create images inspired by Robin McKinley's book Deerskin. I talk about it all the time, I know, but it's because it's such a rare and powerful piece of art, that moves me more deeply than I can say.

A bit of artistic license was taken with how the Moon Woman appears, but only because I couldn't figure out how to portray her just as described. To me, the feel of this still says "Moon Woman" :)

Thanks to Sandy, who has also fallen in love with Deerskin, for her modeling in this!

Sarah Allegra Artistry

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