Sending postcards out

file_000-52I am heading out to the post office to send these postcards out. I still have some to give away. If you are interested, please let me know by filling out the form here. I will not share the info.

Stay in touch with your those who represent you in Congress and the Senate!

Here’s a link to easily find your Representative – Here

Find your Senator – Here

 

Postcards from the Informed

postcard2I 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.

The water rises

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I’ve been unable to get the time to do art this past couple of weeks. The train wreck that is currently going on in our country has me feeling anxious and depressed. It has left me depleted.

I  initially set out to the studio today to throw away some paintings that were not working for me. I felt that I should just get rid of things that are not pleasing to me. Why surround myself with things I do not like? I thought that there’s enough going on in the world (our country) zapping my energy – I don’t need to have that in my art space.

At the last moment, I thought about adding some more paint to cover some of the spots that I did not like. Like magic, I found myself reconnecting and enjoying the piece. It needed to be reworked! I saw a female figure emerging from her water world.

There’s a life lesson here, I know. Sometimes, it is best to get rid of the depleting items in your life. They just take up space and do not serve a purpose. Other times, things can be improved and you can see its possibilities.

Ligature

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Did a quick painting for day 17 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge. “Ligature” is a 8×8 acrylic painting on wood panel. The ligature is an important part of the clarinet – it holds the reed in place on the mouthpiece.

I remember declaring to my painting teacher that I will not paint a reflective surface because I just did not want to deal with the thousands of subtle colors. My teacher was wise and encouraged me to do just that. Face the things that are a challenge – purposely embrace it – stick with it. Great life lessons.

 

 

MLK – Quote

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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.

 

 

clarinet

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Day 15 (which happens to be my anniversary) of the #30paintingsin30days challenge. Another examination of the clarinet. I worked off a photo found here – I loved the yellow background and the orientation to the left. From looking at my own instrument, I see some areas that I might switch around.

The clarinet has always been my baby. I just didn’t know that for a while.” –  Anat Cohen

A little behind

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I am a little behind in my postings for the #30paintingsin30days challenge. This vintage turntable was my Friday the 13th painting. I forgot my phone when I was in the studio so I could not capture the image. On Saturday, I totally did not get a chance to do any art 😦 – I had a flat tire that morning and it just threw my day off. I will head over to the studio shortly and will see what magic happens!