This is probably my favorite piece that you've done...just to throw my two cents in here, has anyone read 'The Goddess Legacy' by Aimee Carter? It tells a wonderful rendition of the Greek Goddesses stories, from a very different perspective from the norm. They maintain the Hera we 'know', while also incorporating a side that nobody could have guessed, explaining exactly why she became the woman she was. It's a very touching story, particularly the part dealing with Hephaestus, and I recommend reading it. After reading your story of course
Oh, I really enjoy Mother/child pictures... I find this one so sweet. What an awesome expression you gave her (even if it's just a dream). Ah! but why... that's in the dreams that all we want can come true... but when you wake up it's over and sometimes you have that weird/bad feeling all the day (that's what happend to me last night). Poor little abandoned child... You did an incredibly great job with this the colours look so pretty and the hair, feather, tissues... and how they melt with the things around... are lovely!
Wow this is truly a beautiful picture. I love your pics of Hera but this one is by far one of the best you've done. In fact it's one of your best pictures yet. Just has something about it that makes it stick out above all your other pieces you've done and I really enjoy seeing pics like that it's not often you find one that's so moving and expresses so much.