Thursday, March 31, 2011

Combat Ready

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?!


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Nanci I just found your blog - and I love your spirit, your creativity, your sense of humor AND your art! I'm putting you in my prayers for your surgery. Get your combat boots on, girl - and fight!

Nanci Hersh said...

HI Kellley,

So glad that you found me. I see that you post a lot of Karen Rose's. Are you painting buddies? Thanks for your comment and good wishes, I am a week out of surgery now and doing better every day.

Even painted yesterday! Thank you again