Friday, July 27, 2007

Post Secrets

My friend Renea and I had one of our rare occasions where we were able to sit at Barnes and Nobles and look at art magazines and different eye candy and sip coffee/tea. I happened to pick up a book before she got there that we enjoyed looking at together-very much. It was kind of funny, sad, tragic, and horrifying all at the same time. It is called Post Secrets-I believe. I will check for sure. But it was so entertaining and we laughed and laughed and commented for some time. I am sure that the two business looking people sitting next to us wished we would hush.

So, how intriguing that people will share their secrets that way. Here is a link to the site that tells about how to mail in your secrets. Even more intriguing is that a book was published with all these secrets and that people like me like to look at it. It is just so real. This is what people are feeling out there. It is a crazy and sometimes funny world.

I wanted to show you the third in my series of pencil art/mixed media pieces titled "Women of Africa". I don't profess to know anything about the women of Africa but I love the art I see depicting African culture. I love the colors, designs, lines and everything about it. So, I like to study it more through art. Why not?

I called this one "Precious Water" because of a story I heard recently about how water wells were so scarce and far between in many African villages. She is carrying the water very carefully back home to cook the evening meal and wash the babies.


Stacey said...

Oooh ooh ooh no way! Our youth right as we speak have been doing a fundraiser and awareness down at the grocery store..and this is why! Very timeley!


Funky Art Queen said...

So is the fundraiser for people who post secrets or more wells in Africa?