Arting for 365 Day 138: #1 Goal

Day 138 (9/13/12): #1 Goal

11 x 14″ ink on paper

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

The young moose was ready. She waited patiently, hoping that some strapping bull would be along to save her.

You see, living in this neck of the woods wasn’t always easy and at times she wondered how she and her little one would get by. Weather was unreliable; and larger, more aggressive types often left her little in the way of food. Needless to say it was a struggle.

But this! This would solve everything. She was beautiful, available and was certain she’d be great in the wife department. Convincing a well-off gentleman of it would be her number one goal.

Side Tangent: After listening to a story titled, Can Marriage Save Single Moms From Poverty, I created this piece. The basis of the report was that single moms are four times more likely to live in poverty than those who are married. First off let me state that I am not a single mother and so cannot begin to understand the difficulty of making ends meet with a child. Secondly, it is obvious that financial situations are better when there are two incomes. All of that aside, I believe the conversation should be a completely different one. While the issue is complicated, and probably needs a multitude of approaches to solve, I like to think pushing the idea of education and job training rather than finding or keeping a husband should be the priority. Giving women the tools to be self-sufficient helps give them control over the problem. If they happen to find a fabulous husband or partner along the way? Great!

If you would like a print of this piece, it’s available here. Please email me regarding original.

Arting for 365 Day 31: Pope’s Bag of Tricks

Goal: To create one work of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Day 31 (5/29/12): Pope's Bag of TricksDay 31: Pope's Bag of Tricks Disguise










The Pope must have a great bag of tricks. He’s somehow avoided trouble that most of us would undoubtedly run into if we were associated with all of the wrong-doings of a company/government/religion as large and impactful as his. I surmise the Vatican, and perhaps Mr. Pope, have come up with a few devices to steer him clear of any implication of wrong doings.

Vatican -Packed Pope’s Bag of Tricks Contains:

Mitre (big fancy ceremonial hat) – Perfect for storing top secret documents  -when he remembers to hide them there. This version happens to be adorned with birth control pills, which are great for decoration, just don’t plan on using them.

Male Symbol Necklace: Reminds us all of just who’s in charge. It may also have super powers.

Glasses & Big Mustache Disguise: If you can’t see him, you can’t blame him.

High Octane Bible: A little extra God juice under the robe.

I feel like the Vatican has got a great product line going here. Perhaps to bring in a bit of extra income, they should think about selling these products in a gift basket.

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9 x 2.5″ Mixed Media