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Eeeeee international relocation happens in two days! Feeling pretty giddy with excitement. I find it weirdly refreshing - taking stock of all of our stuff and deciding what’s coming with us, what we can give away. We’ve moved yearly for the past...6 years?! Sometimes to new cities and states and countries, other times just to new apartments down the road.
This time is a brand new adventure - a new city in a new state with a new climate. Leaving lots of my old summer Rio clothes behind. I found this skirt at a store here, my transitional piece I’m calling it. Something to take me from Rio winter to that NorCal summer. 💛
See ya soon, San Fran!
So many dreams last night -must be the full moon! Did a combo illustration from two of them.
Bus stop buddies:
Sitting at a bus stop with actor Ryan Reynolds. We were talking, telling stories, getting along really well. I started giving him a shoulder rub and he said oh man, I need a massage! I said, good thing I am a massage therapist! He said we should find a table, but we just kept talking. He showed me a picture of some little black popeyed dogs and I said they reminded me of my felt beasties. He wanted to see, so I tried to show him on my phone, but neither of our phones were working right. I told him to look up Zan Edson on IG or FB when he got a chance.
Sam and Ash Draw Together:
Then I was babysitting Neil Gaiman's son. He was a very active toddler and Sam was little too. They were drawing, creating a comic. It was very Edward Gorey like, with a no face monster person. I said, I bet your dad has told you all sorts of scary ghost stories! He said yeah, they're the best! Then I was going to go hiking with my friends and mom was going to care for the kids(it was bedtime, so they'd be asleep). I was heading out, but it was raining and the kids looked so snuggly I didn't want to go. Then Sam started running around wildly and Ash ran after him, falling and stumbling. I went back in and told Sam Ash was too little to run that fast and might hurt himself. Then I said they needed to change for bed. Ash said I can change myself! I asked mom were the kids clothes were and she said in the attic. We went up stairs into a loft where I had been staying. It was a lovely space, with pretty red curtains. Mom had pulled them closed, but I would open them again. I liked space and openness. Ash was already putting his clothes on. I told Sam to pick his out and handed him his torso(a tiny doll torso) to put back on. I wondered if he'd need help putting it together again. #neilgaiman#amandapalmer#ash#dream#dreamillustration#ryanreynolds#zantopia#zantopiaart#dreamart#drawing#dreamdrawing#pugs#dreamdog#dogdream#ryanreynoldsdream#dreaming#illustrations#sketchbook#dreamsketch#fulmoondreams
R E A G A N 💕
So, I’ve been listening to a lot of 60’s music because I am an old soul and I’ve just been so inspired by that era of girl groups. The high hair, the cute outfits, the love songs, all of it. So I drew my thicc baby Reagan, I meant to give her brown skin but as you know all of my brown markers have dried out 😊 (probably from using them ALL the time) so until I can buy some new (Prismacolor) markers I’m just gonna give my OC’s random alien colors. She kind of looks dead tbh like she time jumped and the sixty years of aging hit her all at once 🧟♀️ ENJOY ‼️
Banyak anak banyak rejeki adalah omong kosong!
. 4 Dekade yang lalu (tahun 1979) pemerintahan Deng Xiaoping (Bapak Capitalist china, yang akhirnya nanti dikenal dengan nama Shopping) sudah mencanangkan suatu kebijakan, yang nantinya akan membatasi ledakan pertumbuhan yang diperkirakan akan dialami oleh Tiongkok mulai akhir tahun 1980-an. Kebijakan tersebut disebut dikenal sebagai “Kebijakan Satu Anak“, atau One Child Policy
. Kemudian, 3 tahun yang lalu (2016), kebijakan tersebut resmi dicabut, sehingga keluarga memiliki hak untuk mendapatkan lebih dari 1 anak. Apalagi jika anak pertamanya wanita, karena orang tiongkok menjunjung tinggi konsep patrilineal yang bodoh, yang sudah tentu tidak bisa melanjutkan trah marga dari keluarga. Kebijakan yang lama lantas diganti dengan kebijakan yang baur, yakni “Kebijakan Dua Anak“, atau Two Child Policy
. Sejak Tiongkok resmi berdiri, perencanaan mengenai populasi penduduk sudah diatur sedemikian rupa di dalam mendukung pertumbuhan ekonomi yang ada di Negara tersebut. Di jaman Mao Zedong (1949-1976), kebijakan dan propaganda mendorong masyarakat untuk memiliki lebih banyak anak
. Kata-katanya yang paling populer waktu itu seperti “Dari semua benda di dunia, manusia adalah yang paling utama”. Atau “Lebih banyak penduduk, bermakna lebih banyak tenaga kerja”. Akan tetapi, setelah terjadinya over populasi, maka pemerintah Tiongkok gencar menerapkan “Kebijakan 1 Anak”
. Banyak anak banyak masalah!
. Zaman sekarang, yang diperlukan adalah manusia 'berotak'. Buat apa punya banyak anak, tapi tidak berkualitas," kata Kepala Badan Kependudukan dan Keluarga Berencana Nasional (BKKBN), Surya Chandra Surapaty
. Rezeki itu dicari dengan giat bekerja dan berkreativitas, bukan dengan memiliki banyak anak lantas kemudian rezeki datang. Bila jumlah penduduk banyak tapi tidak berkualitas, yang ditakutkan malah menjadi kuli di negeri sendiri!