Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Laid off... Where's the Justice?

 Well ladies and gents... it has finally happened...

I have been laid off.  

Another job lost to Covid.  I miss my art, I miss my students, I miss my theater community.  My heart hurt a little bit this last week.  With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and the formality of my furlough turning into a lay off... I felt a bit lost this week.

So what do we as artists do... we work through it.  The last few weeks my family has seen a few new transitions.  My son started school full time in person classes...  My fabulous In-Laws are out of town visiting the newest member of our family... so my daughter and I are together for our adventures every day.  Which is wonderful and trying at the same time.  Mostly because this month I started teaching Virtually.  I am very lucky to have people looking out for me.

This month I was asked to cover a class for NHPS.  I am lucky to have the work.  I am able to meet with students, and rekindle my love of drawing and remembering old skills.  More on that to come this later this month.  For now, we are starting to settle into a rhythm, and we will see how it flows and evolves.

But now, the exciting part.  New items in the shop!

With the election coming, the passing of RBG, and the clarity needed moving forward, I channel my loss into a few new items.  I have been working on a few RBG digital drawings for the past year, never having time to finalize, finesse, and finish.  Well, that changed this week.  I found a way to finish, it may not be what I expected, but it's done.  I have to remember that things don't always need to be perfect.  Sometimes we can accept the smaller outcome, instead of holding out for perfection.  

So, now it's time to stand up and make our voices heard.  
The artists will not go silently into the night.  we will not disappear... 
We will continue to make our art and share it with the world.
We will tell the world who sent us to change it.
We will tell the world we are who we are...
Our opinions matter...

If you would like to wear your thoughts on your sleeve, or your book bag, check out these new items in my Etsy Shop!

It's time to tell the world we mean business...

See you at the polls in November!