It has been a long time since I blogged but I wanted to share my latest piece.
I call it ‘A Different Perspective’.
This piece actually took me MONTHS to finish. I hated it when I drew out the sketch. I wanted to see it through. This piece was so tough to work on because I had experienced the dreaded wax bloom that can happen when using color pencil. I erased the chest portion then painted over it with Gesso! Then I erased it again! I just knew I had ruined this piece.
I did not give up! I was able to work it out and it now looks pretty darn good. I have even already SOLD this piece. It pays to stick with it and finish it. People seem to love it. It has gotten a good laugh.
Sarge, a wild horse from the Fish Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has become a poster child for a broken system. Sarge has become a “brick in the wall.”
Update on Sarge, December 16, 2015 at the bottom of this article. To if you want to understand all Sarge came to represent read to the bottom. If you already know, simply scroll down.
The Great Wall of Denial
Entrenched behaviors create a dysfunctional environment that repeatedly enables the continuance of imbalance, injustice and a multitude of corruptions of the intent of law and morality. This dysfunction is creating an increasingly violent situation.
We began our series on the “Bricks in the Wall,” with a focus on advocacy at the time the 1971 Act and the Wild Horses sold to slaughter buyer, Tom Davis. To read the introduction go here:
Mare and her foal removed in the “emergency” at Triple B, 10/2015
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages more wild horses than all other jurisdictions combined. BLM operates on the federal government “fiscal year” that begins in October. So everything that is happening is considered “fiscal 2016” for the BLM. The budgets that control activities are 2016.
A lot of people are scratching their heads as we see a large scale removal to begin in Oregon (1200 wild horses) and an active EA that has the objective of removing 1700 from Wyoming. Just these two removals will outpace the yearly totals of…
Have you heard the news? The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) last month issued guidance on the pharmaceutical industry’s practice of over-filling single-dose vials. The official report is titled, “Allowable Excess Volume and Labeled Vial Fill Size in…
However, the Department of Justice (DoJ) only issued a letter of declination. A declination decision is generally viewed to mean that the DoJ , in the exercise of its prosecutorial discretion, declines to prosecute or bring…
I have finally finished a new piece! Color pencil. Thank you to Karen Shaheen for her reference photo. I believe this turned out nicely! Hope you enjoy it! For purchasing information please contact me here
Please click the image to see a closer view. Thank you!!~Jodi
Heaven’s remuda improved by one fine mare on February 8, leaving this planet one short, with the passing of Roxy (aka Whizards Baby Doll), best known as horsewoman Stacy Westfall’s bareback and bridleless mount. She sustained traumatic injury after apparently becoming cast in her stall sometime during the night of Feb. 5.
Many will best remember Roxy from a video that went viral on the Internet in which Stacy rode her with no bridle or saddle, winning the Freestyle Reining Championship at the 2006 American Quarter Horse Congress. The performance, coming less than a month after Stacy’s father passed away, touched an appreciative audience worldwide. One person quite moved by the ride was TV personality Ellen DeGeneres, who invited Stacy and Roxy to appear on her show. Roxy, ever the lady, gave Ellen a memorable ride, and charmed the live studio audience by coaxing peppermints from Stacy.
This confirmation vaccines cause children to die suddenly is only hours old and is conclusive. There is no room for argument. It was published today on the US National Library of Medicine’s website.
For decades regulators and public health officials have insisted parents were wrong to blame vaccines when their children died suddenly shortly after vaccination. It was coincidence they would say – nothing more.
The deaths were no more than the number usually to be expected they would add.
But all the time drug safety regulators appear to have been holding the evidence.
A confidential 1271 page GSK document ordered recently by an Italian Court to be published shows that multiple vaccines cause sudden child deaths. [The document is a formal confidential previously unpublished submission by GlaxoSmithKline to the European Medicines Agency from 2011 and 2012.]
The GSK document contains data about deaths occurring as a result of administration…
The BLM plans to permanently remove 100 wild horses from Nevada’s Little Fish Lake Herd Management Area, stating that the wild horses are “threatened by lack of forage from within the HMA.” However, the BLM will continue to allow the Wagon Johnnie Grazing Allotment permittee to graze 201 cattle for 6 months of each year on 100% public lands. (per BLM Rangeland Administration System information). We know the number of cattle could be doubled since the BLM counts a cow-calf pair as only 1.
But, what’s really interesting is that a 2014 Forest Service reportclaimed there were 528 cattle on the Wagon Johnnie Allotment. Even though the Forest Service noted “Permittees should expect that, if drought impacts to plant production occur, they may be required to exit the allotment earlier than normal this grazing season,” it seems that there have never been any suspended AUMs…