I've been on Daily iPhone Drawing break but here's my offering for Earth Day. I've read that the patron Saint of ecologists is St. Francis and the first proclamation of Earth Day was made by mayor Joe Alioto of San Francisco in 1970. San Francisco = excellent.
The way I see it, taxes aren't the problem, it's the irrationality of the " let's do everything we can to avoid our fair share" mentality that's wreacking havoc on our society. People don't mind going shopping for the things they need and want - the malls are filled to capacity even during this recession - but they hate to put a penny into the community pot. People don't seem to realize that paying taxes is how we shop for civilization. We're not going to put together a rational tax policy in these United States until we acknowledge that taxes are good for our country, good for our society, and good for all of us - but only as long as we all participate (that's right, I'm looking at you GE) and pay our fair share.
I was inspired to make this iPhone drawing when I almost stepped on a beautiful little green-striped snail making it's way across my driveway yesterday. I had just come from a yoga class so I was already thinking about slowing down and noticing the world.
I picked up the little critter and put him in a flower bed. This morning I checked and he or she had moved on.
Today's iPad drawing was caused by a glitch in the Layers app. A happy accident that I used as an Oblique Strategy.
I was inspired by a photo on the front page of the NYTimes yesterday. It show a house in Pennsylvania coal country hard up against a snowy wooded hill in deep twilight with just two bright warm yellow windows shining through the gloom.