“The rose, a poem of nature” – Aunt Rose Comfort in Baby Doll by: Tennessee Williams
If the rose is a poem of nature, then Holly – House of Heart poems are naturally roses.
One day I found a single long stemmed rose taped to a wall.
I got excited, because I know giving someone a single rose holds meaning. I thought of Holly right away, because of her poetry, and all the fun we’ve had together.
Velvet Tango is an Art Gown I dedicated to Holly. The image of lovers doing the Tango, one with a rose in their mouth, was part of the inspiration for this Art Gown.
I made the gown black for its drama, and decorated it with red lace roses. Here’s a slideshow with more pics of this romantic & dynamic Art Gown!
Then came drawing the characters based on Holly, that we made up together.
It began with Boogapony Holly, a GoGo Dancer who “Ponies on down” in front of alley art. Then Princess Blue Holly, Rene Rosso & AGM Holly.
Above is RR in a net and roses gown. Below is a slideshow with a mere smattering of all the drawings of Holly characters I’ve had so much fun with.
Cool enough, all this drawing has lead to more characters and more drawing. I’ve even made some $$$ with my new found ability.
Pics of the rose taken by Resa – June 22, 2021