As everyone has written in every column in every paper, website, and on social media - 2021 was tough, not as tough as 2020 but still a slog.
I continued to draw and post as often as I could - the aim was always 'one MEMO a day' and I managed to do that fairly consistently up until late September/early October when work took precedence and I no longer could muster up the energy to spend my evenings drawing/posting.
At the time, we were just starting to lean in, tentatively, to 'in person' events and that half in person/half virtual gave everything an extra complicated sheen. Thankfully with the end of the year and an upcoming break, I'm able to resume my work and the thought of that makes me very happy.
Here are some of my favorite pieces from 2021 in a meme going around called "art vs artist". I think it's just an Instagram thing but who knows. In any event, I don't usually jump on these things but in this case I thought it a good showcase for my work.
So enjoy and time will tell when I'm back to producing work again (hopefully soon!!)
Good afternoon and happy Tuesday!
Today I am reminded of a Bob Dylan quote - "A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom."
Seems lately that Americans have forgotten that. We want 'freedom' but don't understand the responsibility of freedom.
You are not free to spread a deadly virus, for example.
Get vaccinated so that we can finally be done with Covid. The longer you persist in your selfishness, the longer we will have to endure this.
On Thursday, July 22nd I will acknowledge the 500th day since I started working from home; something that was supposed to last about four to six weeks. At the time, I was like 'wow, that's a long time'... to that memory, I say HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAHAHAHAHAHA! if only it had only been that long. Had everyone cooperated, we could have been done by last summer. But nope, people are morons.