Monday, October 29, 2012

The weather

The streets are drenched – rain and falling leaves. 
Midweek will be hallowe’en, then an American Thanksgiving to the south soon to be followed by an American election. If I have my druthers I unabashedly hope Obama is reelected – a highly intelligent man of African/American descent – who would have thought… in spite of racism and all that – like a miracle to see something like that happen in our lifetime. 
I do hope also that every one who can vote gets to vote – not good if people of uncertain economic means are disenfranchised. I suppose I am sounding somewhat political  which is ironic because for the most part I’m not.

A thinking man on manilla 18"x24" chalk
mcohenlabelle (MCL) © 2012


  1. Hi Marcia,
    Beautiful drawing. I hope the hurricane passes us by although they say it's as big as Ontario, and headed our way. In the grocery store where everyone was stocking up a man told me, "You can live without food for 30 days." I said, "I'm sure you're right, but I don't want to!" But another lady said, "I don't see any emergency food in your cart, there's no chocolate or icecream." This is an amazing drawing. We both hope for the same result even though neither of us is very political, and it's not our country.

    We'll see what we will see.



    1. Thanks so much Barbara!
      V funny about chocolate and icecream - sounds like perfectly sensible survival food to me. My dad ate ice cream every day of his life.
      Well the good news is Obama got back in and the bad news was the vicious hurricane in NY and NJ and people losing homes and no insurance.
      Well now it's January and 2013 and it's winter and we have piles of snow and nothing could look more normal than that.
      I want to see you soon!


  2. This gorgeous drawing jumps off the paper with beauty, energy and fabulous colour!

    It's so nice to see you back online.

    Millions, including this artist, join with your hope that President Obama wins a second term. As a political junkie, I feel that it is vitally important that he wins and gets to finish the good work he and his administration have started.

    I hope, too, that you and yours are safe and sound after the superstorm that blew through your area. I've been concerned!

    Warm hugs from the desert.

    1. Thank you and Happy New Year dear Melinda!
      If you are a political junkie that's a good thing. So is my husband. If it weren't for him I'd probably be at a total loss as to what's going on in the world. If you visit us and I assume you will one day, you can have lengthy political discussions with him and I'll join in.
      I hope you are painting up a storm and enjoying your break, taking longish walks with Zoro and that sort of thing, etc!

      Warm hugs from Ontario,

  3. As I write this you will all be going to the polling stations. I am right behind you in supporting Obama, Marcia. It's going to be a hard fight for him it looks like. As to the drawing, it is so wonderful and sensitive, words fail me.

    1. Dear Sheila,
      As I write this more than two months have gone by, we have now stepped into the New Year - the great Obama has persevered and none of thus far has disappeared over the fiscal cliff.
      I hope you have had a relaxing New Year and are getting ready to post some of your beautiful work. We miss you online!!!!
      Thank you also for your wonderful comment!

      xo, Marcia