For MLK day I went to the library one of Ann Arbor's treasures. There I watched the Rhythm Life Collectove drum West African beats and danced to a packed room of excited people. Juliet Segnious' painting in her Selma March series were outside the room. Then I watched Letterman interview Obama and John Lewis. A reminder of compassionate thoughtful leaders.
This winter I have fallen in love with icicles. I noticed how they form in layers creating ridges of scallops trapping prisms and melt into smooth slender cones before they dissolve into the earth. They inspired these one on aluminum and another on acrylic. The paints are iridescent acrylics and cold wax.
Must read article on poverty in our country...."Countering that has been the conviction that society must protect its own against the vagaries of hunger or unemployment that informed Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and the Great Society of Lyndon Johnson. But in recent times the prevailing winds have blown strongly in the “you’re on your own, buddy” direction. Ronald Reagan set the trend with his 1980s tax cuts, followed by Bill Clinton, whose 1996 decision to scrap welfare payments for low-income families is still punishing millions of Americans.
The cumulative attack has left struggling families, including the 15 million children who are officially in poverty, with dramatically less support than in any other industrialized economy. Now they face perhaps the greatest threat of all."
Another great cookie club last night! So fortunate to be part of this wonderful group of friends and share our love, connections, and lives. Sally, our hostess, created a warm, beautiful scene for our laughter, stories, cookies and fab singing. Must confess I ate a bunch of delicious cookies for lunch.
My recently released illustrated tale, The Story of Mr. Blue, is now FREE from Dec. 3-5 on Amazon! This is the 3rd in a series of illustrated short stories and perfect for all ages and families. And NOW it's rated #1 in its category!!
Please pic it up on Amazon and tell me what you think!
Just in time for the holidays, it's finally live! The third in my series of illustrated short stories, this one for children and families. Take a look at it on Amazon!