This card recently came in the mail.   A fairy godmother with combat boots.
That’s what I need – a pair of combat boots to paint for my Walks thru Life: Shoe Portraits Series!

But where, or from whom?  

This guy was behind me at the store.  I asked if I could take a picture of his boots.  
They weren’t quite right, not gritty enough.  I wanted a pair that “walked the walk.”

Marc’s Boots, 2011
Acrylic on Canvas
10″ x 10″

Then … poof! A perfect pair came in the mail (along with a petite pair of ballet slippers) commissioned by Shari Epstein.  This is the painting for Shari.  I am holding onto the boots a little longer- I want a painting of them for myself.  To remind me that I am strong and that I am going to kick this cancer….

Maren’s Slippers, 2011
Acrylic on Canvas
6″ x 6″

On that note…  I pushed back my surgery date to Wed., April 6.  This way I can be at The Garage for the Kennett Square Art Stroll and our YoungMoms printmaking exhibition.

And besides, would you want to have major surgery on April Fool’s Day?!

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