The Crone (She Swallowed a Fly) by Anita Inverarity

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Original Ink Drawing by Anita Inverarity

Exploring The Maiden, The Mother and The Crone in my next artworks.

I was intrigued by the often absurd and sometimes derogatory portrayal of elderly woman in our old fables, rhymes and verses and her association with witchery and supernatural acts. So this one is dedicated to “the old ways and wisdoms we may have lost” through such persecutions. I chose one of those old “memory” rhymes “The Old Lady Who Swallowed The Fly” which is quite mischeivous and makes me smile none the less :) Completed on International Womans Day, 8th March 2012.
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

Original on hold for an expo. Enquires welcome

Anita Inverarity is a fine art illustrator residing in North East Scotland. Her intricate line work is influenced by the classic Victorian illustrators, pop surrealism and underground culture displaying a classic vibe with a modern twist.

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Comments

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    The most gorgeous crone I’ve ever seen. Great work of art Anita.

  • Hehe Thank you dear Bunny, she doesnt look terribly “old”, internally we all feel forever young (hopefully) xxxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • fullcirclemandalas  is Marg Thomson
    fullcirclemand...over 2 years ago

    Fabulous! Just love your interpretation and the beautiful symmetry of this artwork. xoxox

  • Thank you so much Marg- I have been enjoying your wonderful artworks, so inspiring xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Luke Brannon
    Luke Brannonover 2 years ago

    Love the detail, Anita!

  • Thank you so much Luke xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 2 years ago

    love this poem! so funny I could go on forever adding more and more animals when I was a kid…..superb beautiful drawing Anita.

  • Thank you xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • anneisabella
    anneisabellaover 2 years ago

    there is beautiful wisdom in those eyes

  • Thank you xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • linskudd
    linskuddover 2 years ago

    Brilliant, as always. ;o))

  • Thank you xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 2 years ago

    Very cool idea and details as usual – cant wait to see what’s next

  • Thank you xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Outstanding Anita!!
    A few stages short of the horse of course!! :)

  • Thank you xx……….Hehe I can’t draw horses, so good reason to stop……….maybe one day xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Brandon  Dover
    Brandon Doverover 2 years ago

    Very wonderful! thanks for sharing:D

  • Thank you xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...over 2 years ago

    Congratulations!
    Excellent work, really very well done!

  • Thank you xx

    – Anita Inverarity

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