|Stars Fall, and Monsters Steal Daughters leaving Broken Hearts|
Kelly Gibbons, 2013
I always called Kelci my star because of how I found her name. I visited my sister in the hospital when she had her son when I was about. I was eight months pregnant with Kelci and Michelle, and I did not know if I was having boys, girls or one of each.
I didn't have names picked out for girls get either, and there on the wall painted in a star, part of a mural painted by my childhood art teacher, was the name "Kelci". Right then and there, I decided if I had a girl she would be Kelci, and she would always be my little star. Six weeks later on February 8, 1990 at 6:51 am my little shining star came bursting into the world weighing 5 pounds even and measuring 18 inches long.
So, when I started to draw this picture with thoughts of Kelci, of course a star came out, and so did a broken heart, the words not fair (bottom right) and what look to me like a giant monster claw.
My falling star, my broken heart, my daughter taken way too soon, the monster death.