Watercolor pencils from my favorite family-owned #art supply store in #nyc. If you noticed that my #drawing style changed sometime in 2015, it’s because @jma3153 suggested I try colored pencils and gave these to me 🎁– best gift ever. I’ve been going to @janoffs_stationery for years, since before I started #cartooning. Big up to Jim, @chah_blue, Jerry for building #community, supporting art-making, and being awesome. 🎈🎈🎈(You can tell what my favorite colors are – 🎨😉.)
Cari and Lauri Ryding, a couple in Massachusetts, came home from vacation recently to find their house had been egged and their rainbow flag stolen.
So more than 40 houses in their neighborhood put up rainbow flags in a show of solidarity.
Neighbors got the flags from the Rainbow Peace Flag Project, a local organization that gives away free rainbow flags to area residents. Cari and Lauri had originally hung the flag after the Orlando shooting.
“It just happened so quickly — the whole neighborhood said, ‘Get me a flag. Get me a flag. Get me a flag,’ ” said Penni Rochwerger, who lives around the corner from the Rydings. “If we can stop whatever hate is out there, I think that’s really important.”
“We said, ‘Why don’t we all have the flags? They can’t take them from all of us,’” said Dennis Gaughan, whose wife, Maura, helped organize the rainbow response. […]
As jarring as the initial crime was, Lauri Ryding said, the response has helped restore their faith in their community. “Somebody’s fear called them to action,” she said. “But our neighbors’ support and love called them to action, and love conquers hate. Love wins. We win.”
For example, an entertainment FC basket might include:
Chilled Red [housing Booze Item]
Pince-nez [Ruby glasses head item]
Plush Cushion [minion]
Service: VIP treatment at their next event
Book: The Great Gatsby
We’d love for a representative from each FC sponsoring a basket to have a moment to promote themselves and any upcoming events (1-4 paragraphs) before their basket is auctioned, though that is certainly not required!
Proceeds from the auction will be divided between the sponsoring FCs and the Library.