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resistance coloring page

Download 8.5×11 page here.

I feel beaten down and overwhelmed by the current political climate. But I’m determined to dig myself out – by sharing a story of love.

I welcome you to follow a girl and her journey to join the resistance. These are free, downloadable coloring pages. My aim is to post 24 this year, and if I can, I will create more. This is how I resist – by telling stories and creating art. I hope this will be a tool to help parents and teachers talk about protesting, fighting the good fight and loving each other. Obviously there is no age limit – anyone can download and color these pages.

I do have two requests – if you color this page, please take a photo and share it in the comments. I’d love to see it!

Second, I want your suggestions. Who will this girl meet? What adventures will she have on her path to her first protest? I have my own ideas but I want to hear from you – I want this to be open and collaborative.

Thank you, always, for your support. We will get through this with love.

i will remember you

iwillrememberyou

original available here

together

together

i thought this week, along with many others, that our country would celebrate the first woman president. instead i have spent sleepless nights worried about a future full of open hatred. i wake up to stories of my fears realized – people attacking one another with their fists and words.

i also read stories about people bringing flowers to mosques, islamic centers and immigration non-profits. showing their solidarity and support. because we are suffering together.
we are immigrants, we are muslim, we are LGBT, we are differently abled, we are latino, we are ALL americans. and we are kind.
whatever comes next, we are in this together.

playing and painting

The hubbahubba and I have been together for nearly 15 years. I recall hearing him play guitar in college and feeling chills. There’s this beautiful undercurrent in our relationship – we flow in and out of a constant conversational stream about music and art.

During the first part of our relationship he had a band. He met some sweet guys and they wrote original songs, practiced, invested in studio recording time, produced albums, loaded in and out of shows (playing to hundreds and sometimes a dozen), promoted and pursued his dream.

I watched from the sidelines and supported him wherever I could… He stepped away from his dream to breathe and I began chasing my own dream. I practiced, created original art, invested in supplies and inventory, produced prints and cards, loaded in and out of countless shows (often with zero sales and sometimes with dozens of sales), promoted and pursued my dream.

Part of why we make so much sense is our experience pursuing artistic dreams and supporting each other through the years.

To celebrate our upcoming anniversary, I will be creating music themed work this week.

Here’s to many, many more years of playing and painting together. ^_^

 

blooming

blooming

another #watercolor wednesday! purchase info on my instagram ^_^

lavender

lavendar   More watercolor Wednesday! Purchase info is on my Instagram account. Also, I’ve released two free phone wallpapers for March here. Finally, if you’re interested in purchasing a canvas print, there’s a 65% off sale with the code: CUSTOMCANVAS, ends tomorrow. Have a lovely day!

bluebell

bluebell

i’ve been playing with watercolors. you can see more on my instagram – hope you had a great holiday!

love pumpkin

lovepumpkin

i’ve been a bit under the weather and i’m finally feeling better. i created this in 45 minutes this morning to get back into the swing of things ^_^

we will be vending at the sf etsy holiday emporium this weekend at pier 35 – come by for some handmade shopping if you’re in san francisco!

pari

pari

I rarely have clearance/fire sales, but if you have a Gen 2 iPad, today’s your lucky day! I have two designs at $5 each in my shop.  If you have other skin or case needs, I have selected work available at Nuvango (formerly Gelaskins).

Have a great week! ^_^

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