I've decided to start participating in Illustration Friday :) I'm really excited and I love the first topic-Stiches.
I have to admit I was annoyed by the topic at first. It felt like a very timely reminder of all my past failed or I guess I should say unrealized New Year resolutions to learn to sew, more specifically learn to use a sewing machine well enough to at least hem my pants. But after a few minutes I gave it some more thought and began to think about the state of our country and an image of a U.S. map with seams for state lines and faded and worn fabric for states came into my mind. The fabric is faded, worn and shrinking. The seams are stretched and it's just a matter of time before a stitch pops. Then what will happen?
I think I've heard before, although now I don't know where, that the middle class is the fabric of our country. Well the middle class is shrinking. I'm afraid the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. It's harder than ever to climb out of the pit of poverty. Public education is a joke in many many areas of our country and our lending and financial policies aren't helping either.
I could go on forever, well for a long time anyways. But like I was saying I'm really excited to be participating in Illustration Friday. Oh, what was that you asked? 'Where's my illustration?'
I don't have one. I'm not an illustrator. I can't draw.
I am planning to sit down, give it my best go and draw the illustration in my head. I don't know how it will turn out but that doesn't really matter, does it? I haven't gotten around to it yet due to a nasty flu and a very sweet two year old that have completely used up all of my time:)