Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ready For a Fight

Hello Dear Friends,
Today is International Women's Day and even though I haven't really been inspired to work on much artwork lately, I decided that today was a good day to try to make something.

I cannot possibly tell you how much I hate speaking about politics here, but the current state of what is calling itself our government will have to be rebelled against in a variety of ways.  Some of the folks I know are very vocal.  Some folks like myself will be the quieter fighters.  And just like the rest of life, it just might be the quiet ones you will have to watch out for.

The evil person who, for the time being, calls himself our president is a friend of no one.  He is obviously against anyone who is not like himself and is clearly against women, children, the poor, people who struggle to just be accepted for who they are, who should not have to struggle with their gender or their gender identity or their sexuality, their ethnic background, the ill and disabled and so many other folks who struggle with just living and being OK.

The father of our country should be just that.  He is allowed to not agree with all of us and our agendas, but he is not allowed to harm us.

I believe that art will be taking a lot of interesting directions in vocal protest of our currently very frightening state of affairs.  And this could be just the first piece I will do that will speak to my objection to the evil people who clearly lack empathy and basic human decency, who are currently in charge of our country.

(For my collage today, I used images from Tumble Fish Studios and itKuPiLLi on Mischief Circus.)