No. 9 on my list of favorite women from history: Eleanor of Aquitaine. Power, beauty, intelligence, military skills, a vast empire, patron of the arts…there’s not a lot NOT to like about the Queen Consort of France and England. Women in her presence were so ridiculously jealous and fearful, they often said she must be a witch to have that much power and beauty. Bitches have always been bitchy. *sigh*

Again- trying new styles and techniques with my illustrations and paintings. When I’m done, I’ll be asking you all which is your favorite.