Here comes Kwanzaa! Starting today with the principle of Unity, “Umoja”
No I do not know much about it and would like to learn more about it. Some things I did not know that I learned from history.com:
It was founded in 1967.
A child lights each candle in the evening.
Other information is in this article:
Here is the info on the candles and colors. The bllack middle one is lit first and then the red, then green. The kinara is the candle holder.
In the above article the ritual is outlined…
Time is running out. I have to accept my own Donald Trump before he takes over and actually does something really stupid.
Trump loves whatever he says.
He doesn’t think before talking.
He loves attention. (I think my Trump is writing this poem.)
He loves to say crazy things and not agree with them the next minute.
He thinks he is really unique and worships himself.
He doesn’t like playing by the rules.
Hmmm. Sounds familiar.
My inner assistant Angie is keeping him in line
Angie knows when to say to my Trump:
“Shut the Fuck Up!”
There is a little magic in every moment:
to open up the magic I open up myself
and unwrap whatever might be covering up that package of magic.
today it’s a poem that was wrapped in shiny gold paper and tied with a shiny gold sparkled ribbon.
I tore off the wrapping in excitement.
What a tiny little box to open up.
a little voice that seemed to come from a tiny person in there
said Hello and welcome.
What if Americans could listen to each other and let go of judgments and the framework of “I’m right and you’re wrong.”?
Maybe if our conversations about violence were less violent, maybe if everyone has a voice and deserves to be listened to, people will express themselves more with their words and less with their fists and guns and bombs?
I started this as an ongoing regular series of images posted the end of each month, specifically involving images in my journal.
As of this month and for the new year, I’ve decided to change the focus to posting pictures of my art at the end of every month and reflecting on my goals, objectives and accomplishments. So this month I picked my series entitled (for now) Expansion. All work is made with pens on paper. I’m considering adding pencil into the mix.
These four are older ones I started in mid May 2015, about 6 and a half months ago.
This one, begun in May, I have been working on for two days. My current new goal after restarting this series in the fall is to focus more on finishing the drawings I’ve started.
It’s nice to have a goal that is doable and what I enjoy about this series is that my goal for each drawing is to cover the whole paper with marks, so it’s easier to be able to know when I’ve finished one.
This one is a large one started recently.
This one is an example of a finished drawing. It’s the biggest I’ve completed: 15 x 18 inches.
Here below is a picture of that one with other finished ones on my studio wall: I will end the post with it. So by next month I hope to have finished at least 5-7 more of already started ones!