October 1st - Right to Write
To start off my Inktober Art Journal, it is Banned Books Week.  So here is a tribute to all those blacklisted, banned, contested and burned books.  

Prismacolor finetips #3, #5, #8, Brush, Pentel Brush Pen, Sharpie Fine Point Marker, White Paint Pen, watercolor, Prismacolor Color Pencils, rubbing alcohol, homemade glimmer mists (PearlEx and rubbing alcohol or something, I forget), splattered ink from the printer, hairspray... on Gesso'd paper bag handmade journal page.

Despite whatever nonsense that might offend us, we shouldn't have the right to censor anyone else to read those words.  Sometimes, we need to be offended, because life can be damned offensive.  We can point at it and shout, this needs to be changed for the betterment of whatever.  But we can't stomp it out and stop it from being said, no more than we can erase the Holocaust.  We need our history.

Celebrate the Freedom to Read - Banned Books Week

If you haven't already, join my event on Facebook.  I might hold a giveaway if I get enough followers there.  https://www.facebook.com/events/510159239160695/


"You step into the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to." -- Lord of the Rings

"You're a Wizard, Harry!" -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it." -- Clockwork Orange

"Confusion hath fuck his masterpiece." -- Naked Lunch

"Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than just ribbons?" -- Animal Farm

"Words can be like X-Rays if you use them properly - they'll go right through anything.  You read and you're pierced." - Brave New World

"No, that is the great fallacy; the wisdom of old men.  They do not grow wise.  They grow careful." - A Farewell to Arms