The Association of Illustrators recently featured #ArtistsforDemocracy in a blogpost entitled "Understanding Each Other Better," and it has me taking a look back on 2017. It's hard to believe it's been a year since we got on that bus to Washington DC for the first Women's March, and honestly, it's a little painful to reflect back on the year. There just doesn't seem to be a bottom to this unscrupulous, unprincipled, cruel administration.
But drawing—and specifically drawing on location—has remained a bright spot. It takes me away from the steady drip of bad news, and connects me up with the people who feel the way I do: the angry, exuberant, hopeful people. Even better, it's great to go out and draw with the amazing artists I am lucky enough to call friends. Go take a look at the Artists for Democracy instagram and you'll see what I mean. I'm looking forward to drawing at tomorrow's 2018 Women's March. If you're in New York City, maybe I'll see you there!
A big thank you to the AOI for featuring us!