Well, I’m a bit late on my blog post this week, but quite honestly I’m glad to be sitting upright and with a dry face. Before the election, and still, I’m dealing with a very sick kitty. Ellis has an upper respiratory infection and I have been steaming him in the shower, giving him water with an eye-dropper, and feeding him baby food off of my finger quite often each day. Every hour or so I stick my ear next to his nose to check his breathing. He is slowly getting better, but I am completely exhausted. It is so sad to see my normally bouncy, get into everything, insist on attention no-matter-what-you-are-doing kitty laying lethargic in his bed.
Then there is the election. Since you follow my blog you know that I am a rape survivor. I’ve made art about it and I’ll continue to do so. We need to stop sweeping the prevalence of sexual assault under the rug. Since the now infamous tape was released I have been in various states of trauma. The election results have only intensified that. So, yesterday I pretty much did nothing except read the news, commiserate with my friends, cry and take care of the cat.
Today I am going back to the studio. But first I started a new blog with the plan I had to make to be able to get up every day and move forward. 1,517 Acts of Kindness. I posted the first act today.
Next week I’ll try to have more arty things to talk about. In the meantime, here is a terrific prompt sent to me by my friend Audra. I’ve printed it and I’m going to put it in the studio.