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You Reading This, Be Ready

January 19, 2017

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A poem I’ve been reading on repeat. A poem I will be referring back to. (thank you, Kim Cody for sending it to me)

8 Degrees Out

January 17, 2017

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Happy Birthday, Dr. King

January 16, 2017

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I’ve seen drawings all over the internet today depicting the face of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  I love that so many of us are devoting time today to pay homage with our pens to this powerful man on his birthday. It’s like a spontaneous draw in!

Happy Birthday, Dr. King! May we honor you today and every day.

Prints for Proceeds

January 13, 2017

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Hi Friends-

Like a lot of people here in the U.S., I spent Tuesday night watching Barack Obama address the nation as President for the last time. In order to be present and not sick with grief and fear I drew to it.  This was the result:

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After posting it on Facebook & Instagram, people have been asking me for prints of it, so I decided to make a limited edition print, with proceeds going to LINK Unlimited, a non-profit located in South Side Chicago aiming “to connect economically disadvantaged African American high school students with mentors, resources, and foundational skills required for success as they advance into, through, and beyond college.”

I AM SOLD OUT!!

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Since posting my 2017 Resolution List, people have been asking for prints of that too. So I made a limited edition print with all proceeds will go to the Hudson Valley Food Bank, a place I volunteer at (I wasn’t kidding about the “volunteer locally” part!), and who provides over 300 facilities in the Hudson Valley in an effort to alleviate hunger.

I AM SOLD OUT!

UPDATE:

Dear friends,

I sold out of prints & just sent payments to LINK Unlimited & The Hudson Valley Food Bank. My heart is full. Thanks so much to those who bought prints and those who spread the word! 

with gratitude,

Summer

Thanks in advance for your support of my work and of the work of small, local groups who are great examples of Democracy in action!

 

 

 

 

Onward 2017

January 5, 2017

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Here are my resolutions for 2017. Wherever you are, I am wishing you all such love and courage and resolve in the coming year!

On the Corner of Avenue I and Ocean Parkway

December 23, 2016

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3 Views From Today

December 19, 2016
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I haven’t had a lot to say lately–or I haven’t felt that my voice was meaningful in light of what’s happening in our country and in the world.  Yet as I was drawing these 3 images from my day, I kept thinking about a letter I got this fall from a 10 year old budding cartoonist in England. She wanted to become pen pals and said, “I am dying to know what America is like!” At the time, in October, I loved the idea of answering this question, but was daunted by it–what the heck IS America like?  Now, since November, I am haunted by this question–because I honestly don’t know and maybe I never did and a well of grief rises in me.

 

Of course this is only part of the current story I am living out right now, as we ALL try to figure out where we are and what will become of us–a big question that can only be answered in moments and gestures. I know that whatever is to happen, I am where I am–in this very small part of America–living out my tiny part of an ever evolving and larger story that we all contribute to.

I know that whatever is to happen, I have to begin again and try to know where I am. I do this through drawing and words. Even if it doesn’t make sense. Even if it feels foolish and pointless.  This was true before this election and it remains true now.

Heidi, I promise to answer your letter. I just haven’t found the words yet.