Last week I was sketching and I left out colored pencils, big paper and a cup of coffee with a paint brush. I knew my daughter, Willa would be unable to resist the supplies and would have to make something. This painting is what she created.
Her eyes are so sorrow filled—as we all are about the events in the last month in America. This girl clearly has “Well, you know what kind of eyes she got…a girl with far away eyes” You can thank The Rolling Stones for the lyrics.
THE ROLLING STONES • Album/Some Girls • Song/Far Away Eyes
These are strange days indeed. Sometimes the news, the violence, the same excuses over and over from politicians are simply too much. I have to calm myself down and process is usually how I do that. My daughter helped me realize this.
I made this bag out of a friend’s stained leather from her Audi seat repair. I know this bag (inspired by Frida Khalo and Calamity Jane) isn’t curing the ills of the world, sparking the necessary dialogue or starting a revolution.
However in my small way, it’s an act that represents taking the time to slow down, get thoughtful during this time of chaos and try to understand what my part might be in all that’s going on in the world.
PS Chuck don’t show the post to Colleen. It’s a gift. She can keep her auto paperwork in the stained seat reincarnated. 🙂