Tag: October 2013

fri 25 oct 2013

Entry #1 on this page (tagged: october, )

I've been a terrible blogger! I kept thinking I would type about something brilliantly spectacular and then I could come back to the Internet with style. haha: Problem is, every time something spectacularly brilliant actually does happen, I procrastinate writing about it. I think the writing needs to be perfect. And then it starts sounding like a lot of work. And who wants their hobby to be work??

So, I'm just going to type about day-to-day stuff. Maybe eventually I'll get to the brilliant and spectacular stuff. But right now, I'm just going to update.

Sweet Gum leaves

November is National Novel Writing Month. I don't have a novel in me, but in that spirit, I'm doing Art Every Day Month.

My plan is to draw or colour a 4x6 index card every day. But I need to do some prep: gather some magazines with some good animal photos I can draw, print up some of my own pictures to draw, and make a list of stuff I can do when I am not feeling inspired, or when I don't have a lot of time!

And before november rolls around, I have some other projects that I need to get back to. Will be typing about them soon...

Amnesty International
sat 26 oct 2013

Entry #2 on this page (tagged: october, )

Another important project that I've abandoned but want to get back to is Amnesty International's Urgent Action Network.

Amnesty International

I've been an active member of the UAN since December 2011. I had written a few letters for their annual Write for Rights campaign that December and got hooked.

I had been taking on one case -- sending three or four letters of protest -- almost every weekend. In 2012, I wrote letters for 40 cases. And this year I wanted to do more!

I started out very strong, in January and February I would sometimes write two cases in a weekend! After that, my letter writing kind of fizzled, only writing once or twice in a month.

The last case I wrote for was Urgent Action #205-2013. I sent four letters to Cuba at the end of August. Nothing since then.

This week, I read I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.

And I am sadly reminded of all the violence in the world. Writing for Amnesty International was my form of peace activism. Why have I stopped? Why in the world have I quit?

female gold finch at the community garden

So far this year, I've worked on 24 UAN cases... I am not sure I'll be able to match the 40 cases I completed in 2012. But I'm going to try!

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