Wrestling piglets in the straw-strewn dirt — what could be cuter? These inseparable litter mates, I am told, will grow up and get huge. So I really enjoyed their cheeky adorableness out at the new location of Maker Farm next to Ploughshares Nursery. Charlotte’s Web comes to mind, with Charlotte saving Wilbur the pig. I loved those books, Stuart Little in particular. Probably because Stuart could fit into those clever little matchboxes and be safe, a feeling I longed for when I was Emily Little (how I loved those illustrations!). Today’s trip to buy groceries felt far from safe and made me so anxious, with Covid marching through California and getting more clever. Always happy after a crowded store experience to come home and scrub my hands with Clorox and Brillo pads and gargle with Lysol. Ugh. But this too shall piss — uh, pass. Happy Merry New Year, everyone. All the cliches have already been said about 2020, but my wish for 2021 is that our hearts can heal from loss and we can have hope again. And give each other lots and lots of hugs. LOTS.
7″ x 10″ watercolor, pen, acrylic ink on paper = $90