This is a piece that I made to remind myself to practice art. Click “Read More” to see the entire piece and a slideshow of the work while it was being made.Read More
Cheryl's Art News
The sickly-sweet, nausea-inducing drivel on many greeting cards was my inspiration for making these little bendy people.
I once had a part-time job stocking cards for Hallmark. Some of the writing on the cards was so terrible that I felt I could do better. I made lots of these little people, thinking that I would pose them and then take photos to go on the front of the cards. But by the time I finished making them, I had learned that the profit margin on the cards can be so small that it wasn’t worth my while.
So the bendy people sat in my studio for a few years, until recently, when I started using them to comment on public policies that impact health.
Ida, feeling jealous of Cheryl’s pearls, decides to pose in her own.
On his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Kavanaugh, being accused of rape, Trump said, “This is not a man who deserves this.”
Taking myself or my many personal opinions too seriously isn't good for my mental health. I try not to (take myself too seriously) by remembering that nobody else gives a shit about my opinion.
My doctor tells me that I can no longer eat dairy. Except for occasionally missing it at mealtimes, who gives a shit?
To see more of my art regarding not giving a shit, see my Who cares page.
Troll dolls were a big deal when I was young. I named mine Pickles and made her lots of home furnishings, clothing, and books. Her current residence is a box in my closet because, sadly, her home (which I made out of a shoebox) deteriorated over time.