Tuesday, March 8, 2011
8 x 10" graphite on paper nfs
This is a drawing of my gorgeous friend, Modi. I did it
years ago before I ever thought about painting or Blogging.
I am so glad I took the opportunity to draw her, here in her
native Ethiopian dress, because we've lost touch over the
years. She has the most incredible bone structure of anyone
I've ever known! I always told her she reminded me of the
model Iman although she modestly never acknowledged her
own striking beauty.
I am back to posting older work again for a while. What a
crazy year it's been already! This week and next I'm helping
my sister and brother-in-law pack and move. That girl has
some stuff! The entire day yesterday was spent going through
her clothes closets and prying hangers from her fingers. In the
end, I must say, she did very well and let go of a stack that
piled 4 feet high, some of which dated back to the 80's.
I was the fortunate recipient of some of the wardrobe
she was purging. I've always called her my Fairy Godmother
because she has outfits for any occasion imaginable. Luckily
for me, we wear the same size. I, on the other hand, am a
Minimalist and have what I call "uniforms"...mainly covered in
paint. I wear the same old things over and over and over and
over until they either wear out or get paint on them, then I buy
more. I thoroughly expect those rude people from "What Not To
Wear" to show up on my doorstep and abduct me along with
my hideous clothes!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 7:00 PM