Where are the Wores? That’s a question that is addressed in Griff Stecyk’s off the cuff article about Theodore Wores. One of Theodore Wores’ paintings, The Lei-Maker, is considered the Mona Lisa of Hawaii.
My rendition of this work is done in colored pens, pencil and marker.
I was inspired to do this piece because I was once a Lei-Maker myself. I did not do it professionally, only seasonally, and only in my front yard.
There was a large Catalpa tree in the yard of the farm house I grew up in. My sisters and I spent afternoons stringing leis of the fragrant blossoms that fell this time of year.
I was lucky enough as an adult to have purchased a home with a large Catalpa tree growing in its front dooryard. I showed my daughters how to do the same. Every year around father’s day the blossoms fall en masse. Then I have to wait another whole year to see that giant in its flowering beauty.
It’s just one of the things I love about the changing of seasons in Wisconsin.