|Emily Cawood - Art Grabs Back|
Even as I go about my routine - and put up a weekly blog post on - it's important to remember this is not normal.
Now more than ever - I believe art matters.
I have an especially talented friend who has launched a new FB page devoted to her political cartoons and other resistance art. It's called Art Grabs Back (I can take partial credit for the name). You should be following her.
|Back at the bench - check out my Etsy store for the finished pieces|
I'm been back at the bench - which is especially therapeutic. Being able to create is a form of self care - which we all need for balance as we stand up to injustice.
I attended BlogathonATX over the weekend - it was incredibly informing and inspiring. The blogging community has an important role to play in making people's voices heard. There will be a full post about that very soon...
I created a special pendant - also called Art Grabs Back - which I auctioned off on Instragram over the weekend. It sold for more than $150 - and all the proceeds will be donated to civil and reproductive rights organizations. I'm thinking about creating more pieces where a portion of the sale will support organizations working for social justice.
I also hit a milestone this month - I sold four pieces, and as a result covered all my studio and supply costs for the month! Not paying myself for my time - yet - but definitely getting there.
Until next time.