I don't think we're alone.
I started with one of my photo's of a water lily and added and subtracted layers of the image to create a sense of another feeling.
Then I added a Water Lily 'fairy', if you want to call it that. Another being like us, but not like us. From another world. The unseen that is always around us.
I found a very old poem from 1881 titled Water Lilies, written by Clara Heath.
"How spotless the pearly leaves that fold
O'er the hidden and perfumed heart of gold!
Like fairy castles they seem to float,
From the shocks and sins of life remote;
Anchored, though wind and wave go by,
With an upward look at the azure sky."
Being an illustrator is amazing...we can create something never seen before.