My friend Eva reminded me today of the great Dorothy Parker.
So here's a little poem of hers, by Jennifer Jason Leigh.
I'm making a doll at the moment, with legs and arms and buttons for eyes. And a little quilted tote bag of which I'm very proud. Oh I wish I had my camera allready..
Today there was a woman in the shop, who I know because she is a painter here in Ostend. And quite a good one. She paints only ships in stormy seas. And her name is Yasmina. I was making a needle felted bird when I heard a woman's voice ask me something. When I looked up, there she was. One of the most beautiful older women I've seen. She used to be a model, and although she must be like 70 years old, she still got those exquisite looks, way of talking and charisma. We talked about wool and needle felting, and then about painting and drawing. I told her I liked her work - and I do, I even tried to contact her some years ago, but I was too shy then to talk to her.
She opened her bag, and she took out a small poster of her next exhibition. She told me that I could have it, and then she took out that same bag a very stylish pen, and with that pen she signed the small poster with her name. Especially for me! I was so proud. Then, when she left I thanked her for that sweet gesture of hers. She turned around and said : 'Everything for artists, we're one family.'
My God, she is amazing!
And it's true again, that no matter what age, or gender.. friends DO recognize eachother..
Here's a drawing I made before,
And here's a little song for Eva, and all the other girlfriends in my life who live on starfish and coffee..