Chinese Food Shoe (also known as Chopsticks Shoe)

Watercolor (gouache), markers, and typewriter on watercolor paper



"You want chopsticks?"

You have no idea, I thought. I stared down at the pair she offered me, desperate to figure out how to translate what I was thinking into something she'd understand.

She read my face --- or thought she did. "Don't worry," she said quietly, "I show you what to do with them."

Sometimes it was hard to believe my good fortune.




ShoeStories™ by Claudia Lynch