A lone figure against the horizon. She stands guard high over her village, hidden deep within the mountains. Even among her own people, she has an air of mystery as she employs tactics beyond their relm of understanding. Often called a 'witch' by her wards, she moves outside of their society, finding solace in her inner strength and ability to commune with the enchanted powers that makes her so feared. Copyright 2005 - Virginia Huling. When I composed this picture, I had an image of a woman who pulled her power from different elements - physical strength, magic, and mystery. She developed into an illustration that tried to capture these elements through the use of a simple composition and fantasy elements such as the unusual clothing and staff.