This is the response I got to a letter to my State delegate about supporting same sex marriage in Maryland;
January 31, 2012
Dear Mr. Alexander,
Thank you for contacting me about your support of the proposed same-sex marriage legislation.
I really appreciate you contacting me and your perspective on this issue, but I have to respectfully disagree.
If you would like to discuss this issue further please do not hesitate to contact me at 410.841.3070 or email at Justin.Ready@house.state.md.us.
Justin Ready ,Member, House of Delegates
This is my response;
I am 55, I am a cancer survivor and my husband and I will celebrate 28 years together this year!
What is your reason for denying us the right to legally marry? If you say "marriage ha always been one man one woman" You are ignorant of the Bible that you use to discriminate against me with! I have studied for the
ministry and know the bible well. Biblically there is NO reference to one man one woman! There are many places where Patriarchs and heroes of the bible are shown to have multiple wives! Fundamentalists like to interpret the bible as saying one man one woman, but it clearly never says that AND clearly says multiple wives was the norm!
If you say you deny me the right to marry because you want to "protect the sanctity of marriage"...well, I fail to understand how my 28 years with the same man, in a committed, monogamous relationship harms the sanctity of marriage in any way? And how Newt Gingrich's 3 marriages (2 of which he cheated on while his wife was ill) , Brittany Spears 72 hour marriage, other straight people marrying and divorcing multiple times is somehow upholding the sanctity of marriage! Just because it is two people of the opposite sex no matter how frivolous and shallow, they uphold the sanctity of marriage and long term committed relationships that are two people of the same sex is somehow an affront to that?
I know that nothing I say will change your view since you are a Republican and reason and logic makes no impact on you. But I had to try!
Monday, January 30, 2012
This should be the next to the last picture before it is done. I may not post another one till the calligraphy is done. This is all but finished, some of the gold leafing still needs touched up and some outlines need to be redone. So sorry it is taking so long, but at least I am working on something I need to get done!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
So far today, this is what has been done. I should have done the gold leafing first...but I never work in the right order. The colors look a bit Christmasy to me right now, but there will be blue and red and lots of gold, so I suspect it won't look like Christmas when I am done. The purple all will get another coat so will be smother.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Here is the next step in the scroll I am doing. This is all the inked design (I may still add some stuff) and the ground for the diapering on the background. The design on the background will have gold leaf as will much of the Arms and some of the border.
Monday, January 16, 2012
I just moved my BJD into a new "room", it is actually a shelf on a book shelf (well space for 2 really). I am still working on adding little things. Still need to find a lamp for him. If I had allot more room it turns out I actually have many many great items that are the right scale for him... Anyway, still need a name for him and still working on getting his a "little brother". Miniature stuff is SO much fun! I have always love tiny things and miniature versions of larger things, so this is becoming an enjoyable hobby!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
So here is yet another picture I should not have spent time on. The original was also by a person on Fur Affinity. Here is a link to the original picture http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7166045/ I just loved the pose and really wanted to see it in color...and then I got carried away. So here is "Snow Leopard Gryffon", 8 1/2 x 11, Acrylic, Micron marker, Copic marker enhanced hand colored print. Original and prints for sale. Picture 2.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Here I am coloring the work of someone else, cause it appealed to me and they said I could. I should be doing any number of projects (many already paid for) but I do this instead. I hope the next post will be something I am supposed to be doing! This is the original and artist who did this lovely dragon http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7153772/ And here is my version, "Stippled Dragon color", 8 1/2 x 11 hand colored print, Acrylic, Copic marker and Prisma Colors. The colors are a bit off in the scan, the yellow is much stronger on the original. Original and prints for sale if the artist of the black and white say I can.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
This is my newest picture but was started over 10 years ago. I did the sketch and had it mostly done but had never finished it or started inking it until yesterday. Simple and my first black and white stipple work in a while as well. "Summer Soak", 5 1/2 x not quite 10, Micron marker on Bristol. Original and prints for sale. Picture 1.