Here's a sneak peek of something new I am doing concurrently with the Illustrated Abecedarian Series. This is The Acorn Series. It's a series of botanical drawing of the the plant specie Quercus. It was initiated last week when my husband parked the car in front of an oak tree, the base of which was littered with beautiful acorns. I started picking up some acorns, because I love acorns, and decided to draw them. I did some research for the other species because here in the south we have several oak species but mostly we have the majestic live oak and post oak trees. While most oak botanical illustrations dwell on leaves, I want to emphasize the acorns.
While drawing the series, I keep thinking about the infamous ACORN, which has been in the news quite a lot lately due to their dishonest and fraudulent practices of registering unqualified voters. Their tactic or strategy seems to be overwhelming the system with these bogus registrations that it becomes inundated and overstretched, it runs out of time before the election. This reminds me of the same tactics used by organizers in my former home country before its democratic form of government became a dictatorship.
No matter which political party is in control, practices like these puts our democracy in peril. The best thing of course is just to do away with ACORN while propagating these good acorns to fill our beautiful country with majestics trees.