derived from the original french fairy tale telling, there are hidden gems of un-disney version characters in this painting. 6 mice, 6 lizards, & one rat to be precise. (fairy godmothers are sneaky beings, no?)
of course, your standard pumpkin carriage is there (a lady only needs one great ride), & the broom to signify her past, even though she seems to be running away from the thing she thinks she wants the most.
there’s a fleur de lis (it is a french fairy tale, after all, even though a version of this rags-to-riches story essentially exists in every culture around the world), the birds (for singing, as well as for doves at the wedding), the heart ribbon (romance and simplicity), cinderella’s wooden shoes (worn by house maids for chores), and one very shiny chandelier (royalty, the balls, the prince!)
see below for the painting process!