Category Archives: ink

12 May 2022

I spent a long time looking at the blank paper this evening. That’s been happening a lot lately, which sometimes indicates that I need to shift directions. I was too tired to stay up and finish this one to any degree, but it is what I made this day, so it is what I am posting.

The point of this practice was to make sure that I spent time every day doing a thing I love. The daily posts were a way of building in a kind of accountability. They also have served occasionally as a way for me to reflect on what I’m doing. To remind myself of why, and to think about how I might want to continue. I am so pleased and grateful when people let me know that they look at my posts, whether or not they respond in writing. I always hope that what I’m doing here might encourage you to play in whatever way inspires you, whenever you are able.

Cheers.

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5/18/22 – the finished picture

2 May 2022

I made this before I heard the news that the Supreme Court is ready to overturn Roe v. Wade. But it fits my mood.

I’m going to get up on my little soapbox for a moment and say, if the folks who want to legislate abortion bans really wanted to reduce the number of abortions, they would spend that energy on women’s health, child care, and economic support – things that have been shown to actually help women have wanted pregnancies and bring them to term. The fact that those “pro-life” people just want to picket clinics and criminalize procedures tells me that their goal is not to save fetuses but to control women. (stepping down off my soapbox and thinking about what I need to do next.)