Elaine Smookler, These Boots

“I had just moved back to what felt like a very grey Toronto. I had been invited to read a piece I had written for an event in a Gallery on Queen Street.  I remember walking in and seeing Sarah’s piece, “These Boots” on the wall and feeling an immediate, electric connection with it.  I had no money, I had just moved to town, but I absolutely had to have that piece of art in my life.  It had a joy, vitality and clowny quality that resonated deeply and felt like a vitamin I needed to nourish me in my new winter home. As an added bonus, when I went to pick the piece up from Sarah’s studio, our brief conversation  sparked a friendship that endures to this day.” -Elaine Smookler, Psychotherapist, teacher, writer, performer