Art for Housewives aka the photogenic lifestyle of cynthia korzekwa made its debut in July of 2003 with the intent of encouraging craft as a form of recycling and handiwork as a means of meditating. I started the blog after reading The Scientific Warning of 1992 that begins with “Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course.” In other words, man is on the verge of self-destruction because of his total lack of respect for our home, this planet we call Earth.
I live part of the year in Rome and the other part on the lovely island of Paros. But I was born in Texas. My childhood was greatly influenced by our housekeeper. Her name was Fela and she was from Piedras Negras. I grew up speaking Spanish, eating bean tacos and listening to rancheras. Almost a Mexican. The first drawings I remember doing were done in my mother’s books. I did a series of scribbles in Webster’s dictionary. My mother wasn’t impressed. I think I got into trouble but I kept drawing anyway. That is until I went to Catholic school. There they had rules about everything. Even about drawing. Stuff like: don’t draw to the margin of the page, don’t go out of the lines, don’t put pink next to red. All those rules made drawing a stress. Then I grew up and realized that those rules weren’t for me. They were for someone else…..Some people were born to be foreigners. I’m one of them. I can’t be homogenized.
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