Monday, February 18, 2013

Drawing therapy


I got this lovely drawing in my email, from Karen Miller. Karen says, "I have been drawing and painting while caring for my parents. My dad recently had both feet amputated so my shaded pencil drawing of his familiar old boots was a kind of art therapy."

This drawing reminded me of the van Gogh painting of his own, well-worn shoes.  There is such an intimacy and human connection in both of these—something about the undone laces and the folds in the leather. A real sadness in Karen's drawing, knowing the circumstances. Thank you for sharing it, Karen.

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