R for… 🙂 I changed the style slightly; I have been using just pencils for the face, and acrylic for the background and clothes, but I ended up using watercolor for her face as well. It was too tempting..and she has such a painting-worthy face. I think I am probably not the only person, woman… Continue reading Rebecca Solnit
Q for Qiu Jin. 🙂 Okay, I am going to admit, I didn’t think my Q through when I began this series; but but as a result I discovered this incredible woman. If you don’t know about her, Google her, you’ll know what I mean. Unfortunately, there weren’t a lot of pictures for me to… Continue reading Qiu Jin
I think I owe an explanation. I know that Patti Smith is known more as a singer-songwriter than as a writer (though I would hope that Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize has blurred these boundaries for good). But I love Patti’s words almost as much (or maybe more- don’t hate me) than her music- I love her… Continue reading Patti Smith
I must admit, I am a recent devotee. I wasn’t familiar Octavia Butler until a few months ago, when a friend suggested her and described the impact that reading her book had had on her. I didn’t have any other O-writers that I was personally touched by, to paint for this series. AND I was… Continue reading Octavia Butler
My N 🙂 It’s only fair, that I should share a poem by her? Here you go: Fundamentalism By Naomi Shihab Nye Because the eye has a short shadow or it is hard to see over heads in the crowd? If everyone else seems smarter but you need your own secret? If mystery was… Continue reading Naomi Shihab Nye
My M ❤ The bold force of nature who spent her life highlighting and fighting for the most oppressed, most vulnerable.
My L is the Mexican author (and also a politician! as I found out while researching on her before making the portrait) Laura Esquival. I read her magical book “Like Water for Chocolate” two years ago and just this summer watched the magical movie that is based on it (the screenplay for which was also… Continue reading Laura Esquivel