“It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.”
– Queen Christina
It’s a Pink Princess Castle – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor
Who wouldn’t want to live in a pink princess castle? I guess a manly prince.
I’m still working on a commission, so this one is from the archives.
I have always wanted to tour a castle. I just love the idea of all the
mysterious little nooks and crannies. Oh and the round rooms with
About Queen Christina
Queen Christina of Sweden was the most famous woman of her time, outshining Queen Elizabeth of England.
She was born in Stockholm in 1626 during a rare astrological
conjunction. Her father insisted that she be raised as a boy and changed
the law so she could become his heir. She became the reigning queen at
age five. She helped end the Thirty Years War but abdicated her throne
in 1654, converting to Catholicism and moving to Rome, where she became a
patron of the arts. She died in 1689.