I wanted to paint rope and decided to make it into an alphabet. Being able to read and write makes me so thankful for letters and the many ways they can be arranged to form words. I’m also thankful that I grew up in a place where reading is taught widely. It is such an awesome skill to have!
After looking at my treatment of hands in Praise With Strings, I decided that some hand practice is needed. Having recently enjoyed a visit with my Mom, I photographed her hands and painted them. They show hard work, and even the hint of denim in the blue is very appropriate for her. Here is a poem in her honor:
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