“If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.”
Life is very similar to that of bees, the Secret Life of Bees that is. For if the queen is lost, and a new queen not recovered quickly all of the hive will perish. It is within each of us where the Queen resides, that we search for opportunities to find the self through the love, graciousness, nurturing, and protection our own Queen Bee gives us from within. The Queen is the mother to all parts of us, guiding us in her infinite wisdom, ensuring when we get lost in life, we will be found once again.
Dedicated to a dear friend, Lynn, who inspired this work through my dream states.
Composed in Photoshop with layers, backgrounds, textures, brushes, styles, cuts from other main images, and stock. Layers have been blended and adjusted, lighting effects have been added, topaz filters have been used.
Background image is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, public domain images. The image is by Thomas Cole, entitled “Oxbow”.
Beekeepers have been removed from original background, which was also courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, public Domain images.
Bees in swarms courtesy of MaureenOlder
Textures courtesy of Lenabem-Anna