Wednesday, June 01, 2011

World Drawing Day June 4, 2011: join in!

Such good news for those among us who love to draw!

Upload your artwork to the Drawing Day site on June 4, 2011 to be included in an online gallery and a chance to have your work published in the Drawing Day book. Being as prolific as I be, it's a bit of a head-scratcher to decide which image to upload - Children's, Botanical, or Adult themed? Perhaps something botanical from my Dreamyfish Art collection? Or should it be a freshly drawn offering?

Options, You've Got Options

Now you may prefer various options such as checking out the Drawing Day *FaceBook page, or using DrawPlus software by Serif for creating your entry in a spiffy way. Me, I'm old school: colored pencils on paper, and drawing for the love of it (since I could hold a pencil, age 2 1/2. Keeping enough paper on hand for a kid who loves to draw is a real challenge for parents, isn't it?)

Another idea is using YouTube to upload a video of your very self caught in the act of drawing, perpetrating in the light of day, revealing your chops for the whole world to see.

Now the goal of Drawing Day is the creation of one million drawings around the world on June 4, and I hope you'll plan to join in with the happy drawing throng!


*Pardon me for not providing you a link to the Drawing Day FaceBook page.

Months ago I closed my FB account though they retain my info so my connection to FB isn't truly broken, much to my annoyance. (It feels as if FB is holding my content hostage.) Yet you may still find a member or two occasionally linking there to my Political Astrology articles or perhaps to some bit of artwork.

Besides the myriad of security concerns about FaceBook's access to our private information, I became alarmed earlier this year upon hearing news reports that Russia and Goldman-Sachs were considering a FB buy-in.

Whether or not this became or will become the case, it shows how we put ourselves at risk to shady entities whenever we participate on the FaceBook site and the daftness of allowing any social network site complete access to information which should be under our personal control. The US government won't protect us - they're in cahoots! jc