A little more progress today…

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A little more progress today...

I blocked in most of the pieces with the base colors and some of the shadows. I’m planning on overlaying differently colored lines covering the whole painting. Still feeling out the process and just how I’ll do it. I’m liking the feel of it so far and its colors, it’s leading me in the right direction. The work is very messy right now, I just threw on the paints so far with only one brush. The end work will be much neater with the lines and not so bold for color. My inspiration is the picture to the right, Van Gogh’s work, “A pair of leather clogs”.

The picture on the top there, is the original photo I took one day, after going through the security checkpoint in the courthouse. It really irked me that they made me take off my belt- how necessary is that, really?  So, I’m standing there, holding up my pants, trying to get myself back together and not feel too foolish and it just angered me. I don’t need this humiliation- esp. on a day I’m already stressed and doing really important things and needing to keep cool and together. I’m not some crazed McGuyver person hiding weapons under or in my belt of all places. They’d usually scan the wand beeping thing in front of me, the belt would make it beep and they’d let me through. Not that day.  Would you like a side of embarrassment with your order of justice, Ms? Um, no thanks.

I hate that these days our privacy is so disrespected in the name of “security”. All these procedures are so ridiculous and for nothing (positive anyways). I don’t think it makes any of us more secure at all- I don’t feel safer seeing my belt, keys and glasses in the bin- or your’s for that matter. I really think it’s just to remind us proles who’s in charge. It’s the proles who really have the power though- we are by far the majority.

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It’s people who hurt each other

When will people understand that it’s people who hurt each other- not the things they use to do it with.  We have laws that people are not allowed to hurt others.  This is enough for laws. Weapons cannot be outlawed because people who are intent to hurt others will just use something else or not obey the laws anyways.  Criminals don’t obey laws or bans. These laws would only be for people who are civil and law abiding in the first place.  These people are the majority of us who just want to live in peace and would not be able to defend themselves against those with stronger weapons- the criminals and the State.  A civilized and free society is one with people who can and will protect themselves.  We must not allow any bans on guns or other weapons.  Our freedom and safety is at stake.