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Today I spent several hours in waiting rooms. I got to have various bodily fluids taken for examination. I was mis-directed at the local hospital, so that I wasted almost an hour standing around waiting even more. I had two receptionists laugh at things I didn’t find particularly funny, which showed me that they were focussed on their role within their job, and not on the (possibly) frightened person before them who was seeking medical help.

To make a long story short… In the midst of all this fun, I let my subconscious guide my hands through making another cartoon! (This being something I’ve not taken the time to do for months and months! And months!)

click on cartoon to open bigger in a new window! then it's zoom-able, too!

I should be fine, health-wise. It is probably just a little blip. I might blog a bit about my experiences with whatever this is, or I might not. It is simply something that makes me a little different, like we all are.

Natasha Henderson, Montreal

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The following is an image of a painting that I’d made for a May Day art exhibition a few years back. I was thinking about the industrialisation of farming, and the untold suffering that migrant (and non-migrant) farm workers suffer so that we can be fed cheaply.

Just a couple of technical details for those painters out there… It’s painted on paper, with oils. To make that work I gessoed the paper first. The original painting is only about 4″ tall! As I pretty much always paint with large brushes, I made small details by adding paint and then wiping away with a rag and my fingernail.

I’ve always had an urge to make something like a painted comic, and this is an example of that urge coming to fruition. It is rare for me to paint something that is overtly political. Normally my stuff veers towards dreamy expressions of landscape, poetry, and nature. I do think of deeper things than simply visual expression when painting, however, these thoughts are sheathed within layers of paint… hidden and waiting to be discovered.

Natasha Henderson, Montreal
 
 

Having been in a craft fair this weekend, I had a bit of spare time while sitting at my table. I imagined my pals Cluck and Lurt in a craft faire down at the coop…

Natasha Henderson, Montreal

needing even more Alone Time to think a bit

Natasha Henderson, Montreal

This might only appeal to some of our readers, and mostly those in Canada only. Apologies. Other cartoons are on their way…

what type of politician would put such limits on the press?

This Chicken’s party slogan?

“Be Afraid”.

We are in the midst of political election campaigns in Canada. In between the multitudes of issues on the plate, one thing that really struck me as different from the “Good Old Days”, is that the press is being so very controlled by the current Prime Minister. I saw a news clip about his practice of allowing the journalists only four questions each per day, and only on different subjects. So… no follow-up questions? Only first-point questions?

Doesn’t come across as Mr Open-And-Honest, now, does he?

Natasha Henderson, Montreal

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