These past couple months have been… Rough. They’ve been really rough for everyone, myself included. It’s hard not to be affected when the world is on fire, the country is collapsing, everything is closed and/or cancelled, and everyone is fighting. I thought I wasn’t really affected, given my daily routine is pretty introverted, but it turns out that all of this hubbub happening in the world put a real damper on my creative ability. Writing has slowed; I sat down to write a few pages and ended up stopping after a paragraph, haven’t picked it up in weeks. Drawing has almost come to a halt; I started an oil painting with high hopes of having it finished quickly, but I petered out fast.Continue reading Petrichor II – What’s in a word?
I know you’re probably groaning if you’re opening this or getting it in your email, because it seems everyone has something to say about the current events of the world right now. I have seen a lot of things, as many of us have, and I have read even more. I have “opinions” of things that not everyone will agree with, but I suppose I should just say it: Black Lives Matter.Continue reading “The Wolves Descend”, a note about police brutality
Sometime, last year, or the year before that, I bought some of Stuart Semple’s Pinkest Pink. I recall I purchased some Potion, and well, the pink was on sale. I also picked up some Diamond Dust at the time. Like most artists, I just buy things on a whim without any thoughts over what I’m going to use them for. I don’t draw with pink. I certainly don’t even do any physical painting either, it’s mostly all digital. What the heck would I use this for?Continue reading “Role” In Progress, Pinkest Pink Review
Still, I wanted to let my friendly readers know about a giveaway I’m running and my latest upcoming project in case they missed it!Continue reading Bandana Giveaway & Utility Boxes!
2019 marks five years that Flint, Michigan still doesn’t have clean drinking water.
Back in 2014, Flint made headlines for the massive screw up that put residents in their current situation: the switching of their public drinking water to a different source, which culminated in residents’ tap water being contaminated with dangerous levels of lead. After a variety of governmental missteps that included high-level arrests for deception and misconduct, among other things, the residents of Flint, Michigan still don’t have clean water to drink.
This is the United States of America we are talking about, not a third world country in need of foreign aid. Our residents here at home can’t go to their faucet and pour a cup of water for themselves, their family, or their pets without ingesting dangerous levels of lead. According to the World Health Organization:
There is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe.World Health Organization
Lead can sit and deposit in the human body until levels become critically unsafe, resulting in coma, convulsions, or even death. In children it can cause learning disabilities, reduced attention span, and even brain damage.
I am happy to contribute even a tiny amount to this zine, #Dogs for Flint, which aims to raise money for Flint, Michigan to help address their still persistent water problem. All proceeds will go to Little Miss Flint’s gofundme campaign. I am proud to have my work alongside all of these fantastic artists in this zine constructed by Joy Yang.
This limited time zine will be available for purchase until August 8th, 2019. Get yours now!