Saturday, October 21, 2017

I Donated a Design for Lin-Manuel Miranda


Hey all - I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted.  I have to admit, I lost some of my blogging mojo over the summer.  The news cycle has really exhausting and depressing, sapping my energy.  Anyone else been feeling that way?


So here's a rather long update.

I did participate in Inktober on my Instagram feed - channeling some of my frustration in my journal and practicing my lettering.



That helped a lot.  I also did some work with my new Hanukkah stencil from Stencil Girl Products.  Just creating a Hanukkah stencil and making art with it feels like a political act, when we have a  President who is talking about requiring everyone to say Merry Christmas.  (Not that I mind saying that! or feel offended when people say it to me!  Plus I love all the lights and the decorations and Santa.)  



But what really got me going was being tapped by Lin-Manuel Miranda's licensing company to design the artwork for merchandise to raise money for Puerto Rico.   The island is in dire condition and needs our help.

For this reason, I, and other artists, are coming together to auction art to raise money for the Hispanic Federation, which is on the forefront of raising money for relief and rebuilding.  The auction starts on 10-30 - and I hope you will all participate!  New items are being added every day, and by 10-30, it will be super exciting.  I hope we will raise lots of funds for a great cause.  

That's it for now.  Let me know what you've been up to!


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