Post #50 Monday, March 8th, 2021
Happy International Women’s Day! In acknowledgement, I have posted my painting, “Apple Corps.” (I always enjoy a little play on words, so I took full advantage in naming my work.) The women’s hands are all different skin tones to represent many nationalities. The background is a “tablecloth,” like a quilt, with designs borrowed from various cultures. They’ve been eating apples and are putting the apple cores in a bowl.
Apples throughout history have symbolized many different things. Who hasn’t heard the story of Eve, being tempted in the Garden of Eden? I was taught that the apple symbolized knowledge. (Of course the older I got, the more that irritated me!! Why would women , especially, not be allowed to sample KNOWLEDGE??) There are other examples of the meaning of apples…sometimes it means love…or fertility. It’s a powerful symbol, no matter which meaning you choose!
Basically, what I want to share with my painting is that, in the interest of Peace, I hope that women worldwide will take their collective love and knowledge and use it to create change. All of us working together—- the entire Apple Corps—-can make our world a better place.
And one more thing…just a head’s up: tomorrow is National Meatball Day! I am telling you in case you want to shop for ingredients so you’re prepared. I’m going to the store in a bit. I’ve decided on Swedish meatballs and gravy…Mmmmm. OH! And while you’re out, you may want to pick up a pie shell? Sunday is 3.14. pi (Otherwise known as Pie Day!)
Whatever you decide to eat…enjoy! Apples, anyone? Ciao for now! Patty ✌️???