From the sketchbook today:
©2016 SusanEmilieSiefer, Jingle, Jangle
As the politics become so divisive, it seems so do social groups. I try to be bigger than my studio practice. I can be social and charming and talk small talk. I can be empathetic. I remain calm, usually. I laugh. I engage. Yet, the horror. Nice. Dallas. Baton Rouge. All in 1 week. An uncurious, egomaniac and his ultra conservative sidekick may be our next presidential ticket. This is the best we can do?
How do we deal? I go into my studio and do what I know, with love. I hope with all my heart that you too have your love and let it guide you through this challenging time. The world will be a better place for it.
Most of my work goes through an ugly stage, where I want to quit, cry, give in. But I persevere and at some point find the beauty. Maybe this is an allegory for the realities of today.
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