Carole in July 2013

Carole in July 2013

Carole in Oct. 2006. She's holding a poem I wrote for/about her.

Carole in Oct. 2006. She’s holding a poem I wrote for/about her.

rainbow queen (you can really wear this one like a crown!)

rainbow queen (you can really wear this one like a crown!)

red

red

plaid

plaid

yellow & maroon (smaller size)

yellow & maroon (smaller size)

yellow rainbow

yellow rainbow

green & blue

green & blue

pink & lavender

pink & lavender rainbow

black & natural

black & natural

black & natural (same as previous)

black & natural (same as previous)

quite the pair maroon & pink; grey & blue

quite the pair
maroon & pink; grey & blue

yellow & orange (children's size)

yellow & orange (children’s size)

feline approved (by my cat, Luna)

feline approved (by my cat, Luna)

Carole Wlos is a 67 year old homeless woman in Seattle. She lives with her long-term companion Geraldo in an unheated RV. I’ve known her at least since 2006. She’s quite a colorful person and has had an eventful, hard life. She’s full of wonderful stories that really should be told.

She crochets these very warm, colorful, imaginative hats. There’s so many ways you can wear them! Some are smaller children’s sizes. They all vary in size.

It takes her about 8 solid hours to make one. She sells them for $20-$30 – whatever people can afford.

As you can see, she begs to help support herself and ‘would like to be more independent’ (if she could sell more of these hats.) I think she has a backlog of about a hundred of them. She can make different stuff, too – sweaters, scarves… She’s very talented. She can make stuff to order – as long as she has the yarn to make it with.

I own the red; green & blue; maroon & pink; and of course, the rainbow queen.

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All of the wood carvings were purchased by me at the Daybreak Star Pow-wow in Seattle, circa 1995.

black jaguar with friendly, placid demeanor

yellow jaguar with black spots, as seen through a child’s eyes in a dream

señor red squirrel

blue pig

she-wolf – it looks like a Northwest Native American piece

Zopilotes, Turkey Vultures © Cheryl Renee Long. This is a fantastic print. It’s actually quite large – in frame, 37″ X 19″. It took my breath away when I first saw it. It was dark, powerful and mysterious. Then, one day, I “saw” it on my wall and subsequently bartered with Cheryl for it. I had found its beauty and spirituality. It depicts some turkey vultures spreading their wings to catch the morning sun’s warmth. Click twice to see detail.

http://www.cherylrlong.com

“Woman with butterfly robe”, hand-painted floor to ceiling scroll. Given to me by a friend; it was painted by their father. Image is 43″ by 16″; entire scroll dimensions are 71″ by 21″

It was Malle week at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle. I really liked “The Thief of Paris” (French, 1967) . It starred Jean-Paul Belmondo, and somehow I wound up making some doodles that looked like him. Unfortunately it’s difficult to find with English subtitles. The movie is very stylish and well done. Drawings by amyeighttrack

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