“Dear Franklin…” by Michele Bledsoe
When I was invited to participate in the upcoming exhibit, BOOKED: Contemporary Literary Art, I got a really late start on my painting. The exhibit is a group show which embraces the art of the story teller, and pays tribute to beloved authors whose works have moved us, inspired us, and enriched our lives.
The problem was – I couldn’t make up my mind.
I love to read, and have so many favorite books. The deadline was approaching, but I just couldn’t decide which one to choose.
It occurred to me that I was thinking too much.
So I stopped using my head and painted with my heart.
“We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver is a brutal book. Horrific, yet beautifully written. It took me by surprise.. and left me wandering around stunned for days after I finished it.
This is where my art wanted to take me..
and when I let go
it stopped being the painting I thought I should do
and became the painting I was meant to do.