“La Violetera (The Violet Seller)”
“Just like the first birds during spring
The violet-selling girls appear all over Madrid
And when they announce them, they are like swallows
They go chirping, they go chirping:
“Buy some from us, young man, they only cost a real
Buy it, young man, buy this small bouquet from us
So you can display them on your lapel”
“Here you have me
I won’t brag about being pretty or beautiful
But if I wished to I could soon stop being
The violet-selling girl, the violet-selling girl”
Drawing is Discovering
One of the joys of drawing and sketching is discovering through looking. The discovery may be a person, a place, or as is depicted in this sketch, a sculpture dedicated to a very special singer/actress from a bygone era, the cultural scene she inhabited during her time here and some of the people she knew who were part of her world. I enjoy sharing these discoveries and am grateful for the opportunity to do so.
Thanks for your time!
Robert (Bob) Froh