Monday, February 23, 2009

Swimming in the Same Direction

(mixed media art journal page 16" x 12")

Got inspired by Gary Reef's "loosen me up" challenge, and missed half the Oscars painting turtles last night. (sorry Mr. H, but I am going to be useless when it comes time to dish gowns!) But yay Slumdog Millionaire! Yay fast, loose, happy creating! And yay for friends who swim with you through life in the same direction.


Edited to add another "yay": Yay for Sean Penn's Oscar acceptance speech!

Commie, homo-loving son of a gun, yup that's me! :)

"I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the bans on same sex marriage to sit and reflect, and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren's eyes, if they continue that way of support. We have got to have equal rights for everyone."


  1. i'm not the marryin' kind, but having this groundswell of hope whip up after the grey, loveless dash of the last US administration toward the finish line.... i really think the human condition is ready for this positive change. when there is equal footing, there can be real dialogue and real light.

    watching Sean Penn accept his Oscar last night... here's a guy, noted in the past for his homophobia (a word i have problems with because it translates literally to 'fear of the same'), who makes a film that has obviously created some profound change within him. he takes that spark and shares it on a very grand scale. he'll be analyzed to excruciating levels by the Idiot Media, but there's no doubting the fact that those things he said, they were heard. my heart grew ten times its size and busted out of its crusty little prairie shell, it did.

  2. I feel like we are going to see equal rights for gays in our lifetime. And the thought, and that sentence that I just typed, makes me well up with joy and hope.

  3. Yay for wells of joy and hope and crusty little hearts bursting their bonds! I do think too that we will see equal rights for gays in our lifetime, and hopefully by the time the next generation are in adulthood, discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons will be like racism is now...alive and well in a few dark corners, no doubt, but not tolerated in our governments, media, pop culture and in the general population. Here's hoping...

  4. love your post - ALL of it.
    the turtles, the sean penn quote... all of it!

    hearts to you


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