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  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 110

    Bri Pippens/Banana Peppers
    This artist
    's Instagram social justice and Black Lives Matter posts are something more than inspirational. They're like a driving force or a catapult toward action. 
  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 103

    Ted Ellis is a self-taught painter with a penchant for learning and educating as well as creating. He refers to his style as, "Tedism," a blend of folk art and impressionism. His paintings are direct in their messaging and put juxtaposition to good use as he deems necessary. Much of Mr. Ellis' work is political in subject and potently impactful.
  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 100

    100 days ago, I made my first daily drawing in this series. It was my first attempt at using my swanky new Huion drawing screen. It was the first time I tried to draw a human in many, many years. (We are not shaped like rhinos. It's weird.) And there was a small ball of flaming Earth near the bottom of the drawing.
  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 99

    When I asked my beloved spouse what animal he would like to be represented by in my drawing today, he surprised me. I love this man even more now. I'm not sure what I was really expecting. I mean, he's a dog person, so I definitely wasn't expecting snow leopard to be one of the two options he gave me. It does explain some of our conversations over the years about what constitutes an appropriate indoor temperature, though.
  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 98

    Sheep get a bad rap these days in the metaphor department. Rather than going into all the reasons why this sort of thing irritates me, I'm just gonna point out that both wild and domesticated sheep are known to be quite intelligent. Their flock dynamics are involved and their social structure is complex. These are not mindless, defenseless animals that need humans and sheepdogs to survive.
  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 97

    I'm pooped. Done in. Toast. Worn out. Whatevered to the maximum level of Generation X eye rolling ugh. I've had enough.
  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 96

    “The past, present, and future of America is a war zone for black women and I want to create work that allows us to take comfort in our emotions and find solace with each other in our shared experiences.”
    —Britney Symone
  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 95

    Protests are still happening. Less than lethals/non-lethals are still being used. Police officers are still killing people. Statues are being toppled. Arrests are being made. Fireworks are being set off seemingly everywhere. People are still arguing about masks. COVID-19 is still spreading. It's over 100 degrees on one polar cap or the other. A giant dust cloud is blowing across the Atlantic from the Sahara Desert. I don't understand what's happening at CHOP in Seattle. Politicians are... well... what are politicians doing? Right. Arguing.
  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 94

    In the category of doing what one is able in the face of requests for growth and change and anti-racist acts, Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) made a big announcement recently. WOTC is the gaming company responsible for my beloved Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) as well as other mainly fantasy and sci-fi games. They released a statement entitled, "Diversity and Dungeons & Dragons."
  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 93

    The 13th amendment consists of two sections.

    Section 1
    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
    Section 2
    Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 92

    June 19, 1865
    All enslaved people in the United States finally freed
  • Sheltering-in-Place: Day 91

    I would like to start by saying, Black Lives Matter; defund the police. So, I will.

    Black Lives Matter—all of them. Defund the police.

    Today's art is about COIVD-19.