I was just in the studio this Friday morning. It feels great to be home after 1 1/2 weeks in New York. We had an amazing time in Buffalo and NYC. It’s nice to have the day to do as I wish.
This safety pin is part of my “sewing” series and it was also part of my “what the fuck is happening to our County series?!” People were wearing safety pins to let others know that you are a safe being (to combat the increase in hate crimes since the election). Doing art, reading, and getting a good work out helps me deal with the ugliness in the world.
I Just designed and ordered these postcards. I did the sketch of the Capital Dome a few years ago and just came across it again. Back when I drew this, we were getting ready to visit Washington, DC. I was so excited and filled with pride to visit our nation’s capitol. Now, we are in a different era.
I have been writing to my local Congressman (Eric Swalwell) and Senators (Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris) to voice my opinion and thank them when they do things that align with my values. Additionally, I’ve sent correspondences to various media outlets to thank them for their important role in our democracy and to discourage them from giving voice to habitual liars on their news shows. It’s a small act, but it makes me feel like I am doing something, anything to discharge my utter disgust.
I am giving away these postcards to encourage others to stay in touch. If you would like one of these postcards (measures 7 x 5), let me know by filling out info on this address form
– I will send out one free postcard per address (US addresses only). I will respect your contact information by not sharing it.
This is my day 16 painting for the #30paintingsin30days challenge. I wanted to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today. I feel these words are so important, especially now.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail.
I did a quick sketch this morning. Using a safety pin was on my “to do list” as part of my sewing theme. But this is different. This is necessary for me to communicate – I am a person who is in solidarity with those who have less privilege in our society. I am also someone who understands my own sense of privilege. Please know that I am a safe person who will stand up to injustice to the best of my ability.