Well of course I love Carolyn Stitch’s art, and I love it even more now that I know she lives and works in Holland, Michigan!
Carolyn shares her love of art by opening her studio to friends, groups, parties, offering classes year round and art camps during the summer; and she especially enjoys working with kids and watching them create amazing art.
She has lots of different art, all bright colored and whimsical; but my focus is on her fat art collection, known as “The Girls”. Three fat friends who are captured doing things that friends do. We never see their faces but they are instantly recognizable. I enjoy the camaraderie of these fat women who are living life to the fullest and on their own terms.
To me, The Girls are very evocative of life and friendships of fat women in Michigan (my people, my people). Lots of fatties in Michigan, but it’s not such a big deal (so’s to speak), you just keep on keeping on, just like The Girls.