Liberation Legs

Feb 2, 2011 by

Liberation Legs

For me, problem solving for an important life lesson is often a Liberation Legs activity. These six whimsical ink and water color drawings celebrate the liberation of breath into action and truth into power and woman into warrior as a swing of the legs into windows of reflections.

Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for Walking is an iconic and commanding women’s liberation song of emotion laced rhythms and lyrics laid out as a woman’s ostentatious outrage. Its lyrics opened new coquettish opportunities to leave lovers, make jokes and it even played as a soundtrack for cameras filming U.S. Infantrymen on patrols in the war in Vietnam. Its defiant singing-words are still able to arouse and harness the once rebellious spirit of the sixties and transport me back to my red patent leather boots that gave me license to speak my mind.

A few weeks ago, I was in need of defiant singing words to arouse the spirit of the sixties that managed to get me through undergraduate studies on two separate occasions, rear three children as a single parent into humanitarian world citizens, and to still believe that the universe is conspiring for my betterment. And, like clock work, the agony and ecstasy of those memories was compounded as a rerun of “Mad Men” moved across the television screen with Nancy’s lyrics stomping in the background.

I used the Philosophy of Liberation Legs to toss my problem solving skills into the windows of reflection. I was eager to kick my legs up around the rebellious lyrics and lay back on the sofa as familiarity of a bygone decade was reenacted in front of me.

Philosophy 101: Thinking 

Philosophy 101: Thinking

The plan of action has to reflect the best of my lessons learned values. Betty Draper and her next door girlfriends made the decision a divorcee in their neighborhood is a threat to property values and the ability of their husbands to exercise control of their libidos. Having been reared by a single parent who’s culinary skills and worldly views were sought out by housewives sheltered at home. My plan has to be what I really want.

Philosophy 101

 

Philosophy 102: Imagination 

Philosophy 102: Imagination

I mustn’t lower myself with lower ceilings. Peggy who is a low minion secretary learns from a male co-worker who wants to get in her pants that a female copyrighter could offer a unique and coveted perspective to the ad world. I’ll think really big.


Philosophy 102

 

Philosophy 103: Harness Energy 

Philosophy 103: Harness Energy


I’ll gather my experiences both real and imagined into a basket to examine. Joan the sassy sexy big hipped totally competent office manager recommends Peggy grow up and learn to navigate the office. I’ll do a complete self-inventory. 

Philosophy 103

 

Philosophy 104: Wake UP 

Philosophy 104: Wake UP

I’ll make certain to put me first as the dream is formed. I won’t be like Betty who decides after a casual dinner conversation that all my problems of imperfection can be cured by laying on the couch of a psychiatrist. I’ll open my dreams to greener pastures and kaleidoscope skies for me.

Philosophy 104

 

Philosophy 105: Confidence 

Philosophy 105: Confidence


I’ll believe in my choices no matter how it looks to the outside world. I’ll be like Joan who knows her value as a smart and shapely woman. I know I can fly. 

Philosophy 105

 

Philosophy 106: MUST Wear Red Shoes 

Philosophy 106: MUST Wear Red Shoes

I’ve made the plan and now I’m ready to execute the design.

I’m about to fly!

Philosophy 106

 

4 Comments

  1. Gale

    My sentiment exactly! Thank you.

  2. Lovin’ it, Mark!!! Gale is fantastic!!!

  3. Mark Chase via Facebook

    the more liberated the better! <3 =)

  4. Mark Chase via Facebook

    I love legs!! <3 =)