One more day to go in Art Every Day Month November, run by the amazing Leah Piken Kolidas, and then I’m over the finishing line, thank goodness. It’s a good exercise and great discipline but I’ll be glad to get a bit laid-back again!
I don’t know about anyone else, but I have found this past week hard and depressing, so many sad stories – whether the suffering of refugees and their children; the killings and woundings in the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colarado; the casual hatefulness and misogyny churned out by Donald Trump and other Republican presidential wannabes; stories of animal cruelty, and now the drive to a war in Syria which will prove as disastrous as the 1993 illegal war in Iraq. Thank god for people like Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders who offer thoughtful, insightful alternatives to the drive to bomb, splat and shatter the lives of those unfortunate enough not to live in the UK, US, Europe or Australia.
So I created the above today to try to rise above the negative and strive for the positive. Believe it or not, the original image was a close-up of rocks but I’m happy with the way this has turned out. Hope it brings a bit of light and love into your lives too.