I'm getting more and more political with my art. Not always in fabric, more often in paper. But one of my "projects" is to start using political signage in my art. I've been collecting words from these signs from many marches. Today, was the March For Our Lives, organized by the Parkland teens.
I spent the morning crying after watching the march in DC and then, I went downtown to participate in the march in Denver. Thousands of people of all ages, races, religions, status, -- yes, we are a diverse community.
My grandkids are 9 and 11 years old. They live in the gun-toting state of Texas. I'm marching for them so they can grow up, feeling safe, and surrounded by love. I hope they can have a care-free childhood and not worry about being shot at school.
I grew up in the 60's and marched against the Vietnam War. It took many years but finally, it was over. This march felt the same. I can only hope the teens won't get discouraged. But after hearing their speeches today, I am hopeful for the first time in many years.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!