The Quilt

For decades I had a morning ritual of reading the newspaper and drawing a newsmaker directly on the pages of the news. In 2008 I began to post these drawings on my blog “Drawing on Observations.” These drawings are admittedly more doodles than works of art, drawn quickly with ballpoint pen on cheep newsprint over type. But collectively, after posting every day for 8 years and thousands of drawings, they combine to make up something greater than the sum of its parts. Recently my mother came to me wanting to create a quilt using these drawings. My mom has practiced needlecraft most of her life, making clothing, sewing curtains, upholstering furniture, crocheting blankets and creating needlepoint. It wasn’t until after she retired that she began to learn the art of quilt making. She has since become an accomplished quilter, making exquisitely made objects that are equally at home on ...

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George Floyd

Two nights ago I fell asleep with the television on watching a news channel. I don't know how long I slept, through countless news segments and commercial breaks. no doubt. Then I heard the words "I can't breathe." and I woke right up. Anyone who has had children has experienced this phenomenon. You're so tired you feel like you could sleep through anything and then your baby fusses in a crib down the hall and you wake right away to make sure they're okay. I imagine it's some basic human instinct to care for the vulnerable and ensure our collective survival. Anyway, my children are grown and I hadn't experienced that in a while. I woke the following morning and started this drawing. I want to donate it. If anyone has a charity that would like to own or auction it, please contact me. Charcoal on toned Canson paper 16" x 20". ...

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