I posted up some new images in my DeviantArt Gallery. Over the holiday break, I collected scans of some small colored pencil artwork I created last year.
I also played with some of them in at a bit in Photoshop. If you like colorful backgrounds, I created a desktop and iPhone version of this one. (If you'd like a different resolution for your phone, leave a comment.)
Growing Fire was created during the wildfire season here last year. We had fires in BC that were extensive enough to evacuate a number of communities and affect the general area, including Vancouver air quality which was hazy, smoky and difficult to breathe. The wildfires in BC can be quite severe and cover a lot of land and often cause a lot of damage to property, people losing homes and sometimes even lives.
I posted a couple other small colored pencil pieces as well. I hope you enjoy them!
So much happened the last few weeks that I probably could have done weekly posts this month. Well, at least I have content for a while. :)
Women's March Vancouver
I participated in the Women's March in Vancouver this year (January 20). I hope you participated in a local Women's march too!
The Vancouver one was nice, if small. I heard a few people mention the crowd seemed a bit smaller than last year. I didn't hear about the one last year, so I didn't attend. This year a couple of friend marked it as interesting on Facebook, so I decided to go. It felt important to go this year.
It was cold and rainy, typical January in Vancouver. The speaker were good, though I wanted to do more marching, less standing in the cold and rain (it was really cold, maybe I should have worn more layers).
A number of speakers acknowledged the Coast Salish Territories we were meeting on and made a point to acknowledge that fact. There was good representation of a number of groups as speakers, which included a number of First Nations speakers and performers, Black Lives Matter, and a Transgender Sex Worker. All of the speakers were quite good and spoke to a number of women's issues from various perspectives and communities.
After that we got to march and then we all ran off to somewhere warm and dry.
I thought it was interesting that Maye Musk has been announced as the new Covergirl spokesperson and Revlon announced a contract with Ashley Graham.
I think of the two, I'm far more interested in Covergirl choosing Maye Musk.
Ashely Graham is pretty, young woman and isn't really that radical of a choice for Revlon. Yes, I know everyone is impressed because she's "plus-size" and, uhm, she's not that big. I mean it's great and everything, but it would have been far more of a brave move to choose a model with a double-chin. :)
In contrast, Maye Musk is quite a choice for Covergirl. Covergirl has always been associated with young, pretty girls; it's even in the name, CoverGIRL.
Maye is beautiful and she's not young, she's 69! Check out her Instagram. She's the age where your often told less is more or you shouldn't wear make-up. Certainly not a typical choice for a make-up brand.
I know it's not the first time a make-up line has chosen an older model. I just found it interesting both of these happen recently.