And you can participate, too! Details in a bit. But first, here’s what I chose:
Leap Year Frog by Delilah Smith
(click the image to see the full painting)
Since it’s Leap Day I knew I wanted to choose a painting that fit the theme. Turns out, this one was painted in response to an interesting old wives’ tale I’d never heard about: The Privilege of Ladies.
Apparently, “Leap years, according to folk tradition, were the only times when women could propose marriage to men, with this belief often termed ‘The Ladies’ Privilege.'”
And, according to the artist, her little frog in this painting is getting up the courage to take that leap. Or celebrating her birthday on the actual day!
I’ve already got my outfit all planned out for this painting and it features a new-to-me spot in Chicago. So, stay tuned for that next week.
However, if you want to participate you just need to send a photo of what you would wear to “imitate” this photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send me your selfies, flat-lays or regular photos by 5PM Central Time on Monday, March 7th and I’ll feature them in a round-up post on Tuesday.
I can’t wait to see what you think. Help me make my first time hosting the SIA series a success!