By Tomoyuki Kambe
‘While focusing on the small living things in the natural world, I will try to draw the surrounded big world.
As for the element which forms this world, it has the led to the element which forms our societies.
Whenever I focus the small individual of the nature world, I notice the affinity of our societies. Through the observation of the small things around us, I believe that we find the form of the big world’
- Tomoyuki Kambe
mm, i love this!
also: spring is springing !!
seaweed scrapbook, 1848
For MedievalPOC, a blogger here on tumblr who receives endless hate and threats for exposing people to alternate historical narratives and for discussing systemic racism, criticizing academic gatekeeping and the disenfranchisement of American indigenous people to name a few.
I’ve learned so much from this person both in terms of facts and critical thinking skills that I wanted to give something back more tangible than a donation (although this person does all this amazing work for zero money [and possibly endangers their own personal safety as well as credibility in their chosen field] in their free time, so if you check out the blog and appreciate what you learn I’d encourage you to make a donation yourself)
Thank you so much for your dedication, passion, and time, MedievalPOC, you’re making a difference and though your progress will be hampered every step of the way by those benefiting from the status quo, you will also be supported and celebrated and I hope that gives you strength.
guhh rad + adorbs = radorbs.
VERY IMPORTANT NEWS !!
THE COLUMBIA RIVER CROSSING PROJECT IS OVER !!!
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced yesterday that it will NOT continue working on this project nor funding the pointless efforts thereof. The project will be completely shut down by May 31, 2014.
I printed this linocut in 2010 as a part of the Stop the CRC Coalition (now defunct; now obsolete…).
This is inspiring and timely news. While this project will now go in the history books as a waste of time, money, energy, and many resources to delve into a poorly planned megahighway project, this afternoon there is a People’s Hearing on Coal Export Terminals (check it out) at Pioneer Courthouse in Downtown Portland. The many proposed Coal Export Terminals are a serious threat to the health of our communities, our environment, and our economy! Holy smokes.
Stay informed! Get involved! Make active contributions in your, in our communities!
I am dong a Fun-A-Day! I love blind contour drawings, so I’m doing one small one each day in the month of March.
This is organized by some other folks in Portland, but if you wanna participate, get to it! Contact me if you’re interested in participating in the gathering/show on April 5th. Here’s a description copied from the Facebook event:"Fun-A-Day is this:
You pick a project, any project, hopefully one that is fun, and you do it every day for the month of March. Draw a dog, knit a sock, make a hat, eat a cupcake, dance a jig. Then, on April 5, you bring that project over here, and you put it in a show. Hang your dog drawings on the wall, display your socks, convince people to wear your hats, artfully arrange your cupcake wrappers, dance your jig.
Fun-A-Day was started in 2004 by the Artclash Collective in Philadelphia, as a way to keep one another motivated and creative through the darkest, suckiest months of winter. This Fun-A-Day is being held in March, after some debate about which month in Portland most required Fun to get through.
Please do invite anyone you like, who you think might like this sort of thing.
- If you have something to display or perform in the show, contact me by March 20. You can come over between 5 and 7 the day of the show to hang, arrange, and do jig-dancing warmups.
- There will be a small (really small, like super extremely small, it’s adorable) stage for performances of Fun-A-Day projects, some tables, and some walls to hang work on. There is a kitchen if your Fun is food-related and requires some prep, but do let us know beforehand.”
Have fun, people!