Thursday, August 29, 2013
Talked to a friend tonight who used to belong to a radical Chicano group called The Crusade. Very interesting stuff. Often with radicals comes hypocrisy.Not that everyone in that group today is a radical, but wanting to help an abstract conglomeration rather than real people is lame. Wanting to help only a certain type of person is also lame, especially when this regards gender or socio-economic standards (ie: only helping or interacting with people who went to Harvard or some other top notch school or are well situated geographically.) Lots of support for Latino men, little support for Latinas. It's often unconscious too. I'd like to continue interviewing Latinas because we should be in the forefront, not the background. I am interviewing some women now, but want to do one more round after that and have kindly been offered a venue which could help give Latinas some more visibility.
Posted by Sheryl at 10:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Here is the sixth painting I did in acrylics. I tried to paint the last two nights and it did not turn out well. I suppose it's similar to writing in that much of what is turned out needs to be tossed.
Posted by Sheryl at 9:49 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Here's some basic artwork I did at Living Arts Co-op. My beginner's trees. One is in acrylics and the other is oil pastels with q-tips and mineral spirits. I've been doing more art than writing and enjoying the art tremendously. It's a release of sorts, a way to relax and enjoy life, and it makes me feel like a kid again which is a healthy thing for the imagination.
I do have a third manuscript circulating a little bit and being looked at by a few people for errors and lack of clarity. Plus I have about 13-14 newer poems I will be working on soon!
Posted by Sheryl at 2:57 PM
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Posted by Sheryl at 5:50 PM