Wait, what? If people didn't talk about politics how on Earth would decisions get made? If they don't talk to one another, how do people know what they stand for and believe in and how can we possibly make informed positive change?
I am sure about something. Small children know from whence they came. They are still a part of heaven. That is why one of the easiest ways to feel the presence of the Divine is to connect with a child.
Mama Tried is fun and funny - it's part memoir, part commentary, and of course part comic strip. The cartoons are what make this book so relatable and at the same time funny in way that only parents will understand (double points for twins and multiples).
Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.
The artist's most recent images, a series of vibrant colors and bold patterns, offer a few visual hints that reveal a fresh perspective. The combination of photography and illustration -- infused with sun-drenched, raw sexual charge -- creates an almost cartoon-like aesthetic.
If you're an artist, or have raised an artist, then you know the particular color of misery that stifled creativity can induce. Free to draw and dance to her heart's content while very young, my daughter did not transition terribly well to the impositions of the school years.