One of the greatest joys in life for me is growing friendships with fellow creatives. I love the synergy and exchange that happens when people come together to share their talents and influence each other. I recently proposed an artist's swap to my friend, @claudianerinacortese--a copy of her published poetry collection, Wasp Queen, for a custom piece of copper art.
As Claudia is also an LGBTQ studies professor and an advocate for bisexuality awareness, I opted to design a piece about bi pride. I think there is a lot of beauty in accepting and advocating for the diversity of love. #notjustaphase
Wasp Queen, a collection of poems written through the perspective of Lucy, a 6th-grade girl in Ohio, is a spectacular piece of writing. It's raw and real and horrifying and simultaneously ordinary and common. It's tactile yet metaphorical all in one. I loved every page, and I highly recommend it!
Reviews of Wasp Queen can be found here:
Can also be purchased here:
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