Oddly, I have embraced pink more as an adult than I did as a kid. Maybe it's more confidence in myself as a woman. Instead of feeling confined to the girliness it connotes, I can celebrate it. That's what my piece is about -- being strong in one's femininity.
I take a women's kickboxing class twice a week for the fantastic workout if provides. At least half the women in class have pink boxing gloves and wrist wraps. It's not unusual to see pink T-shirts either. These are not prissy woman-girls who glow rather than sweat. They are regular women with regular jobs and they (we) pack a mean punch (and sweat a lot).
So with this piece I celebrate both the inner and outer strength of women. It's made of (pink!) leather like my kickboxing gloves, and black velvet like that other symbol of classic femininity, the little black dress. For a little added oomph, it's embellished with crystal beads, sequins and french knots ('cause I think deep down we all like a little sparkle). Pow!
Escaping the gray
1 day ago