Lizzie first came into my life on June 1, 1996, she was six and
a half years old. She lay on the kitchen rug where she fell asleep
in this beautiful twisted position. Lizzie is now fifteen years
old and over all these years when she napped, she often would lie
in the S-curve shown, or sometimes she switched to a Z-curve. They
are equally beautiful to my eye and ideal for a sculpture in the
round. She is in this position under my desk as I type now."
"One day while visiting my mother-in-law Jeanne, Lizzie literally
ventured into the tomato bed. She entangled herself among the vines
and, after eating her fill, emerged covered with pollen. She smelled
great -- just like fresh tomatoes! Then the little opportunist climbed
up onto the dining room table and ate a whole plate of meat! She'd
never done that before. Belly full, she fell sound asleep under
the table where I was finishing the life-sized miniature "So
Good to See You." While she was in "the dog house"
for her antics, Jeanne commented that she was taking a siesta. Voila!
A title was born and Lizzie sleeping in the S-Curve became the "Siesta!"
"I started this piece in January 2002, in San Miguel de Allende,
Mexico, and let it lie until the newfound title and my regained
good health inspired me to finish. Lizzie and her grandson Edgar
only sleep in this position during the daytime. Therefore, "Siesta"
seems to me to be the perfect title. Enjoy!" - Joy Kroeger