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The Wormwood Queen by Bethalynne Bajema

This weekend Myke and I will be at an open house to help support the launch of our friend Kate’s Absinthe Tea . While Kate already has a whole line of teas from her own recipes, this Absinthe Tea recipe has been handed down for several generations in her family. Kate and her lovely family have often hosted wonderful gatherings in their beautiful home for our various projects, but this time around it’s all about Kate and her skills with the herbs. I created this image for her, swapping out the idea of the Green Fairy (because as she pointed out to me her tea is more golden than the green of actual absinthe) for the might of the Wormwood Queen.

The second book of my graphic novel, Cinder and Ash, the Black Ibis Book II features the Green Fairy Cabaret. After a long night of talking with Kate I decided it would be wonderful to have an actual queen reside over this club. The Wormwood Queen was born.

Technique: This is a digital collage with elements of five old (pre-1800s) paintings and my own personal drawings. Along with photograph images from my models.

Additional Credits for Face:
Photograph: Jim Gebben
Model: Audria Larsen

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  • wormink
    worminkabout 3 years ago

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  • :)

    – Bethalynne Bajema

  • ☼Laughing Bones☾
    ☼Laughing Bones☾about 3 years ago


    December 12th, 2011

    You are now eligible to enter – The Week 2 December Feature Challenge

  • Wonderful! Thank you ;)

    – Bethalynne Bajema

  • Aakheperure
    Aakheperureabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully constructed collage, lovely colour palette.

  • Thank you!

    – Bethalynne Bajema

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...about 3 years ago

    Fantastic work!

  • And thank you!

    – Bethalynne Bajema

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannabout 3 years ago

    Beautful work!
    Congratulations on your FEATURE in the “VIRTUAL MUSEUM” Group!!!

  • Thank you :)

    – Bethalynne Bajema

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 3 years ago

    WOW! I love this. Composition, colours….everything is just so beautiful to behold. Love it.

  • Thank you so much Lisa ;)

    – Bethalynne Bajema

  • Rookwood Studio ©
    Rookwood Studio ©almost 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Fabulous work as ALWAYS.


  • Thank you so much!! :)

    – Bethalynne Bajema

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