Most people would have discarded this old pair of mens work boots. Eliza must have kept them for a sentimental reason that she kept to herself. These boots had already had one or two lifetimes of wear. One shoe was split down the back seam and the other had heavy white cotton wrapping string for the lacing. It seemed only fitting that these boots with a crack down the back should meet her chair with the cracked seat for a little painting session. It all looked like a painting to me so I went to work.