Archive for November 2012

Poetical Works: The Art of Reading The Language of Nature

November 25, 2012

11″ x 14″ Mixed Media Collage on Canvas by Paula Boyd Farrington © 2012

Recycled paper, stamps, torn magazine pages, gift wrap bits, ARTchix Studio images and ephemera on canvas

Paula Ticks, Paula Talks: Tick Tock, Time for Politics—Time to VOTE

November 6, 2012

I support President Obama’s re-election because he did all this (and saved America’s iconic auto industry!) while cleaning up the worst financial mess in modern history—all amidst an unprecedented political obstructionism. I admire President Obama’s fortitude, his passion for a fair playing field in America, his dedication to laying the foundation for true stable growth, his cool head and solid strength in a crisis, and the inclusiveness that underpins not only his vision, but the ongoing American dream. 

I wear my political heart on my sleeve. You know who I’m cheering for tonight and why. Vote, America. It’s a right that men and women over countless generations have fought and died for—our democratic process is a beacon of light and liberty the world over.

In 2008, Barack Obama said, “I’m asking you to believe not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington … I’m asking you to believe in yours.” Let’s finish what we started, America. Let’s stay the course of real progress. It isn’t instant. It’s step-by-step-by-step commitment and dedication. It’s stops and starts. And moves ahead anyway. And celebrates its successes along the way. This is a philosophy that works in any creative process. Including nation building. President Obama has laid a solid foundation in leading us forward. Let’s continue UP. Let’s vote, America.

Blessings on all who are reading this. On everyone who is voting. On every elected official who holds sacred the trust bestowed in representing the citizens. On everyone who volunteers to help the election process at the polls, or fights the good fight as a campaign volunteer. God Bless You, America—Let’s Keep Moving Forward. Together. (And please feel free to insert your own fife and drum music here!)

If you missed President Obama’s stirring campaign event last night in Iowa—which explains so well why I’m still Fired UP, here it is. Your voice matters.


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