‘Boots Off’ graphite still life with Zentangle border

In the late 80’s, early 90’s, I traipsed through Boston, New York, France, Italy and Germany in a pair of lizard skin cowboy boots. (My deepest apologies to that poor lizard). I wore the boots every day – through rain, snow and shine – to the point that I completely wore through the soles and I could see (and feel) my socks poking through. Eventually, I took them to a cobbler in NYC who, in a not-so-gentle manner, told me I had brought them in too late and that they were irreparable. I couldn’t bear to chuck them and I felt ashamed by my negligence so I tucked them away in a trunk that sat in my father’s basement for years and years. Only when he asked me to clear out my belongings from his basement did the boots re-emerge – musty and moldy. At that point, all I could do was I thank them for the good times and chuck them in the trash. Good memories doing this sketch:)

‘Boots Off’ graphite still life with Zentangle border
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