Tuesday, December 01, 2015
"City Sidewalks" watercolor and ink 10 x 9
It's that time of year. Since I was a little girl, walking about Boston's Downtown Crossing area meant seeing the wonderful glowing stars lit and suspended above the streets. The stars have stayed the same for decades. I assume these are not the same nets-with-lights-in-glorious-star-shapes that hung there when I was a little girl, but they are the same design so someone else understands their icon status, too. The design is so appealing, and nostalgic for me, while contemporary, too. This month's theme for Girls Just Wanna Paint is "celebration". When I see these lights, I don't think of retail. I see history, and wonder, and the joy of the season, and beauty, pageantry, excitement. That's a celebration for me, every year.
Thanks for looking.