Monday, March 17, 2008

Illustration Friday - Heavy


Lulu Pig ATC

The pig was the first image that came to my mind with this week's word, Heavy. Then hippos, elephants, whales.

But the word can also be used to describe people. Throughout the majority of my life I could have been described as "heavy". In my late 20s, when I joined the Peace Corps, they sent me to Barbados. There I would walk down the street and guys would yell out at me, "Heavy!" To me it felt mortifying, though someone soon explained that in Barbados that was meant as a compliment; men there liked fleshy women.


9 comments:

Princess LadyBug said...

Okay, I am so moving to Barbados. :P

Focus_ret said...

LOL! I'd think you'd have had enough of moving by now!

Danny said...

Good to see you posting again on your blog, Marta! Great take on the topic!

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steve said...

Wonderful work and interesting read Marta!

Focus_ret said...

Thanks, Danny and Steve.

Lauren Kate said...

Wow - I love the freedome in your brush strokes - these look fantstic :)

david santos said...

Excellent!
Happy day

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