|the original Gretchen from the acrylic painting line|
But making that into more of a young lady was a bit daunting. Big bushy green pig tails, had to become more of an art piece. Polka dot tights and blue lace socks had to become thigh highs, a garter belt, and blue high heels...
But what really made the picture for me were the ribbons.
When I was 14-15 years old I wrapped ribbons around my wrist and left them there. I showered with them, I swam with them, they became old and rotten but I refused to cut them away.
They are now in a cedar box downstairs, taking them off was like removing a piece of myself.
With all the stress of life thats been going on lately...my grandfather has been having multiple brain surgeries, the questions over my swedish visa, trying to sell the house, being away from Liam for so long... I remembered the feeling of taking off the ribbons, the release, the disconnect, the relief...like a breath of fresh air.
I wanted to have a picture that felt that way.
I wanted a picture that released those bonds, so I could be free too.
I hope you all enjoy it and have a wonderful weekend :)