A plethora of articles, blog posts, etc. address the pinkification, or “prettying up” of breast cancer. I know I’ve covered this in my blog as well. Of course, this disease is anything but pretty, sexy, or whatever beautification adjective is used. In the United States, the romanticizing of this disease is symptomatic of a larger problem, I believe. Our culture promotes covering up the pain and … Continue reading the story "Menagerie Mondays: All Prettied Up But Nowhere to Go"
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On July 3, on a dark-late night, we lost a member of the family – Chester, our cat. My daughter named him when we first met him as the neighborhood outdoor cat, who mainly stayed near the house next door. He was an emaciated, affectionate cat who wanted and needed love almost more than the extra food … Continue reading the story "RIP Chester"
The post is already written; all that's missing is artwork. Shown here is a first draft of a nude that will complement that post. This is one of the models whom I sketched with pencil in art class years ago. Now I'm trying to bring her to life -- to convey what I want to say -- with oil paints. … Continue reading the story "Menagerie Mondays: Naked"
This is a picture I took during an architectural boat tour of downtown Chicago. Many tourists from out of town were on the boat. I am originally from New York City, but I've lived in Chicago for such a long time now, that I took immense pride in the beautiful city that adopted me. Today I'm proud to call myself a Midwesterner and a Chicagoan. I … Continue reading the story "Menagerie Mondays"