The Girls Are Back!
I felt the need to take some pictures of the Girls this morning. but I didn't have the car. Turned around in my studio/office and hanging on the wall behind me is this circa 1930's quilt.... The pastel bras blended in too much. So, I grabbed my darkest bras, but I only found a few. I added some that were dark with a print.... And... there you go. I like the faded, fuzzy quality in this image. I feel it works well with the Depression Era quilt.
As I was shooting the Sisterhood, I remembered that February is Black History Month and this particular shoot took on a little bit of a theme. So, I googled Black History Month and discovered that there is a theme... and well... I like it and the Sisters like it. The theme is: “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality". For me, that applies to so much more than Black History Month. To the Sisterhood those words mean so much. This project began, not as a Breast Cancer Support Project, but it was about ME and the Cross-roards I was at that time in my life as i broke free of so many of the bonds that had held me. . It was about a 14-year old boy wanting to wear a bra to school during Think Pink Week and being told it was against the school dress code for a boy to wear a bra...bras are not about freedom. The Sisterhood now represents Women from all cultures and classes and our struggles.
For the month of February I am giving everyone a challenge to post an image on Sunday, February 24th that is about the Black History Month theme, " “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality." Take a picture of a cross-roads, or one that is about what freedom means to you, or even a picture of something black. It is all good.
Links about black history month:
Now IF you have read this far..... Jennifer got stranded. I have to go rescue her. Her last host has ignored my last few requests to return her (and she is just a few miles from me, too!) I need to pick her up, but after she spends some time with the Sisterhood and her BFF (Juno) Jennifer will need a to get back on the road. Would anyone like to host Jennifer?