And More January Sketches

The word prompt for the 18th was ‘pair.’ These dice have provided many hours of laughter with friends while playing Farkle. Click on an image for a larger view.

The next sketch responded to ‘cover.’

I participated in the Portland Women’s March. It was a powerful, exciting event. Here is my favorite photograph taken that soggy but uplifting day.

And my simple response to it:

The New York Times had an article which included a Turmeric Tea recipe that I couldn’t resist trying. It was a great excuse for a sketch and the tea is quite satisfying.

Stay tuned for the final sketches of the month.

 

4 replies
  1. Kristin Freeman
    Kristin Freeman says:

    Franki….. it is always such a pleasure to read your blog, see your sketches and textile art. The photo from the women’s march is fantastic and as I work with sketch and soon fabric to create my first in a series of pieces on the resistance from my point of view, I was stirred by your photo. These times have called me into working as a tutor for refugee women and children; the overflowing gratitude I have for feeling and seeing the successes with each of the six people with whom I am engaged is calming my personal storm of response to the negative energy flowing around. The women from Congo DRC are learning how to read crochet patterns with me now and we will sit on my neck as winter leaves, watching the birds in my gardens and trees as we make small things that they can market for some income. Thank you, always for being one of the “forces” of positive, creative and inspiring movement in my life…I so appreciate you.

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Kristen,
      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on my posting. I am truly moved that you were stirred by the image I shared from the Women’s March in January. Millions of us are called to action now. The world-wide response of women marching in support of our national action was, and continues to be, incredibly heartening. The work you are doing with local refugee women is so important and I thank you for it. We are each choosing a course of action that is meaningful and we will make a difference.
      I also appreciate your comment that what I share is a force of positive, creative and inspiring movement in your life. I have always considered my studio a personal sanctuary — that place where I can go without being judged to create in a way of my choosing. By extension, my website, and especially my blog, are a part of that sanctuary. There is no room for negativity in my sanctuary. I am thrilled to know that I can support you through my art. Now, more than ever, standing strong together is essential.

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