I’m seeing pink. Feeling a bit queasy. Had a little trouble with a troll.
Nothing to worry about, but it reminded me of this old etching I did in college, called “For Whom the Bell Trolls.” And so I thought: Why not share that lovely, clashing, queasy feeling? It goes so well with the blog colors…
Sorry it’s so pink. But I’m glad I printed this in a variety of colors, back then, just for fun — because the troll targeted me, as far as I can tell, because I was one of the few females who dared to contribute to the site. We all know the type: that threatened little boy who can’t stand it when girls scramble into the treehouse.
There’s a story behind this picture, of course. I lived with a house full of fellows — I’m used to hanging out with the guys, from way back — and one of them had an insane Siamese cat. She needed constant attention, and would pester anyone in the living room for it. I don’t remember who decided to hang the bell on a rope from the chandelier, so we could swing it around the room and keep her occupied — but I’m pretty sure I added the troll.
So to all you women and girls out there who are targeted by trolls, just because you are “pink,” because you dare to climb into the treehouse:
This troll’s for you.