Weekend Links

Wordy Weekend Links (and what I’ve been drawing)

I’ve decided that Sundays are for drawing practice only. Of course, somehow I found myself working in Photoshop the very Sunday I made that decision, but I did spend the afternoon making pretty pictures.

This eye looks like an eye. I’m so excited!!
And the nose looks like a nose!
And by now I’m sure you get the idea. This is a mouth.
My Warrior Zendoodle Lady.
All inked in.

And on to what I’ve been reading:

Pantone Has Spoken  Supposedly these are the most fashionable colors of 2016. Can I say blargh? Except for the Rose Quartz, although it’s still not really my color.

10 Incredibly Common WordPress Fails to Avoid I occasionally let myself read these types of posts; usually I have to stay far, far away, because I don’t have enough time, and what time I do have needs to be spent arting and etsy-ing (and making up words apparently). I need to fix #1,2 & 8; #1 & 2 I didn’t even know was a thing. The stuff you can learn, eh?

To fuck, or not to fuck, the police. Don’t be turned off by the title, this is a good-for-you read. A bit old, but I was digesting it for awhile. I find this subject frustratingly obtuse; I have never seen discrimination like this (I am very white and have usually lived in Southern, very white middle class areas), but I believe it happens, but the dear little videos circulating on social media do not show innocents getting manhandled (except for the young girl at the pool, that was awful). They show belligerents basically forcing the hand of the police (and these are the videos purportedly showing police brutality). So I’m not sure what to think. I’m reverting to what I’ve always tried to do: be respectful to everyone and teach my kids how to do the same. We may all have unavoidable racist tendencies (so saith the studies circulating on social media) but we certainly do not have to consciously act upon them. And as for the unseen privileges “white” people have, well, I don’t know what to do about that, or how to fix it, which is basically what this writer was saying (or at least what I took from it).

In praise of bookish deadlines and library due dates If you like books you really should be subscribed to Modern Mrs. Darcy. Sometimes I don’t read the post but savor the pictures she posts; it’s like book porn but not the book porn with actual porn in it, if you can try and guess my cryptic meaning. Anyway. I do like deadlines, I like having that sense of accountability. It makes it seem real, and not something I’ve cooked up for myself to do.

And that’s it, my friends. Have a super fantastic weekend. We’ll be hiking, exploring a science museum, and (hopefully) hanging out with excellent peoples.

Art on!

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