The Red House on Mango Street

“But the house on Mango Street is not the way they told at all.  It’s small and red with tight steps in front and windows so small you’d think they were holding their breath.  Bricks are crumbling in places, and the front door is so swollen you have to push hard to get in.  There is no front yard, only four little elms the city planted by the curb.”  —Sandra Cisneros

This is the title of my newest painting I completed just today.  I have always wanted to paint my vision of the little vignettes Sandra Cisneros writes in this sweet little classic.  Mango St. is a real place in Chicago, my hometown…kinda neat.

For sale at my Etsy shop. Click the photo

9 thoughts on “The Red House on Mango Street”

    1. Thank you Risa! That’s a really nice thing to say. Actually, I absolutely love taking photos with my iPhone Instagram app! it’s easy and you get such artsy photos as a result. I’m just sitting down to create another painting. What you said made me feel really good inside. Thank you.


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