“As a child I scribbled; and my favourite pastime, during the hours given me for recreation, was to "write stories." Still I had a dearer pleasure than this, which was the formation of castles in the air -- the indulging in waking dreams -- the following up trains of thought, which had for their subject the formation of a succession of imaginary incidents. My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.”
— Mary Shelley
In honor of her birthday, August 30th, 1797, this haunting portrait of Mary Shelley, as envisioned by New Zealand painter Sarah Dolby.