I’m drawing. Some of my friends are out protesting, some of my friends are scared. Some of my friends are depressed and crying. Some of my friends are frankly puzzled that others would have such a reaction to losing an election. Some of my friends are strangely silent….
I’m checking my privilege. I’m a white, straight woman past child-bearing age. I do care about the people who are worried about being bullied and injured. So, I continue to draw Holiday Cards…
Fortunately, I don’t have to draw anything I don’t want to, or don’t agree with. The card I’m showing is quickly sketched, and I hope to do it better later. It’s a rough …
I looked to see who originated this quote. Honestly, I remember first seeing it in a Peanuts comic. Research tells me, that it was Eleanor Roosevelt. It seems also fitting, very fitting…right now, this holiday season.
Well, as you know, the election is over, and some people are happy,others not so much. There are a lot of people analyzing, pontificating, threatening, and despairing.
What the best I saw on Social Media, was an ode to what each individual can do, to contribute to the world, and keep evil in its place. So, I hope you will join me on this occasion, in whichever camp you were in, in an effort to heal the country and world, in whatever way is in your abilities.
So, I’m posting a rerun of an illustration I did for a young man. The message is pretty obvious….so, I part for the day with this:
I’m trying not to get too far into the Holiday rush on this blog. After all, there’s a fierce election ahead of us. But, for those of us who work in stores, we’re already focused on “Tis the Season” (to make money). After all, when I worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gift Shop, we started receiving holiday items in JULY! So, while I’m going to avoid that subject, and let you have a nice November.
So, let’s talk about the election. No, LET”S NOT!
Let’s talk about art.
And how beautiful autumn is.
Here’s an autumn memory….from several years ago.