These are the things which belong to me:
A spider suspended in a cobweb
That lies in the corner of my room
Waiting each day to greet me
When I come home with a silent hello.
A fake flower in a waterless vase
With a single counterfeit dew drop
Balancing on the end of a synthetic leaf
Like a tear drop that will never fall.
A painting of a woman half finished
Hanging over my bed at night
My guardian angel watching over my dreams
The dream like visage of who I might be.
A horseshoe above my doorway
That hangs upside down
The luck has all fallen out
Of its open face.
A crumbled up piece of paper
With the semblance of words
Written and re-written
Only to be crossed out.
A picture of myself with friends
Who have gone yet still remain
Faces that have so very changed
Yet I still feel the same.
A piñata’s head from years ago
Emptied of candy and color
Once prized and cherished
Now looked at as trash.
A picture of a woman
Who does not know me
But I feel I know her
From another past life.
These things that I call mine
Don’t belong to me at all
They own me like their coveted doll
Just an object, a thing.
Yet still, these are the things which I call my own.
My aunt Valri Peyser is an amazing artist and she is going to be a part of this next up in-coming Open Studios in October. I got to photograph some of her most recent projects she is working on that will be a part of the open studios show like these amazing decorated wine bottles.
The bottles are really amazing, each with its own personality and flare that is unique in itself. The front portrays a person ranging from a head shot to a half body portrait and the back is a beautiful pattern like flowers, stripes, dots, swirls, or any other design you can think of.
Her beautiful wine bottles won’t be the only art on display, her paintings will also be there for Open Studios.
Bright, colorful, fun, and artfully crafted, I can’t wait to see what else she will have come the date of the Open Studios in October.
To contact my aunt about her work, see her website: http://www.valpeyser.com/ So come check out her open studio this year, you may even see me
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