Torn paper collage. One of my favorite places in the whole world is the popular market in West Africa and the Caribbean (I’ve only been to countries in W. Africa). It’s a very special place filled with beautiful, strong women who make a living for themselves and their families. It is hard life and I am always in awe of the women who show up every day come rain or shine after walking sometimes miles with their wares perched on top of their heads to take their spots amongst hundreds of others who have done the exact same thing…and more. Amidst all the noise and colors and smells is an incredibly vibrancy that this collage only distantly approaches.