I‘ve been inspired by a few people to get back to animal advocacy through art. This journey of animal advocacy for me has been interesting and everchanging. It started when I started paying attention to some of the things that we as a society do to animals. In disbelief that this is accepted and allowed I knew I had to do something.
When I was learning Web Design one of my assignments was to start a blog. I knew right away that mine would be on animal advocacy. It is the same blog I am using today. From sharing the graphic details to making it a more appealing and positive experience to attempting to create cartoon-like graphics. I’m still figuring it all out.
I am now learning how to actually draw cartoons through tutorials and classes. If any of you have any tips or resources you can share with me, please let me know.
Today is Day 1 and here is my finished cartoon graphic.
Wow, it has been a really long time since I have written a post. I am not sure how many of my followers or fellow bloggers are still out there but if you are, be sure to leave me a comment with a hello! That will help me know who is still around.
I‘m not even sure how this post will turn out. Sometimes you just have so much floating around in your head you don’t even know where to start. When it comes to animals, which is what my blog is about there is just so much heartbreak and disappointment out there, that sometimes I just have to take a break. I see the semi go by me with a bunch of pigs or cows and I can’t bear the thought of their fate. I hear another story about abandoned cats or dogs left on the side of the road or left tied to a tree and all I want to do is cry. I read about a person overdosing and also overdosing their dog and both being found unconscious, and I want to punish the human who did that to an innocent animal. Then there is the fact that there are so many people that don’t understand your heartbreak or anger about these things. But in your soul, you know this is all so wrong. That is what this blogging community is all about. Those of us who do have the compassion and empathy needed to make a difference for animals.
During my break from blogging, I have been exploring some of my other interests. I have been painting a lot and doing a little drawing. I do cartoon type art which is what I like best. I posted a few of them below.
We all agree that 2020 and even 2021 have been incredibly challenging years. This month has turned out to be a bugger for me as well. March 1st I fell and injured my ankle pretty badly. I have never had anything quite like this happen and it has been very challenging. I tried for the first few weeks to go on with life as normal but it wasn’t working. I was struggling in many ways and the demands of life can make you feel pressured. Now I am concentrating on getting better and making that the priority.
My birthday was last Sunday and there wasn’t much celebrating because of my injury and not being able to get together due to the pandemic. But I received gifts and cards in the mail along with a number of phone calls and messages. My mom also dropped off some goodies and gifts for me.❤️ One of the gifts was a wreath I have been wanting for months that I found on Etsy. Here is a picture of the wreath as I opened it up. It’s still in the box and after checking it over thoroughly, it is also Cino approved.
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax. We can take a break but must never stop.
This past week I was in a conversation with a coworker about why I do animal advocating. I don’t even remember how we got on the topic. I just remember telling her about a video on animal experimentation I watched many years ago. I won’t get into the details but I will say that when I told her one thing I saw them do to a dog she was horrified and said “What?! Why would they do that?!” My response…..”EXACTLY!”
Whatever it is you feel is wrong in the world, stand up, be courageous, and make a change.
Hello! We moved into our new place and do not have internet set up yet. I am testing a post with my phone to see if I can do my Sunday Pause (Paws) posts until I get that set up and can use my computer.
I share alot more of my cartoon images on Facebook than I do my blog. So here is one I will share today in my test post.
There you have it!
Do any of you post on your phone? If so, any tips to share?
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and to share a little about me and a little about you.
I have shared before how I have changed directions with my blog a few times as I am figuring out my journey of advocacy. Well recently I redid my “About” Page and I wanted to share the link to that page on my site so you can read my more current plan. If you read most of my posts then you may already “know me” and my current direction.
Now for all of you! Some of you have been with me since the beginning and some have just started following me. Regardless of how long, I feel so blessed to have a community of people who share my love for animals, poetry, photography/editing, and God. You may not share all of those same “loves” as I do but you most likely share at least one of them. I am just so happy to get connected and to get to know you all better.
I put together a collage of photos of just a small part of the people in my community. Continue reading →