Coloring and drawing seems to be the manageable way to squeeze some creativity into my life at the moment. My "Threads of Resistance" piece has been untouched for a while. Since it isn't a toddler friendly art project, I haven't figured out an easy way to make the project easy to pull out and work on and then easily put it away out of toddler reach. It's too big and has the hanger pointy bits.
Mom and I have been cleaning out the Western Avenue Art Studio so I am sorting through lots of art supplies to decide what to do with them and where to put them. It's fun to think of projects to do with the art supplies, but it's a daunting and time consuming task.
This health care coloring sheet is about insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Their have been proposals to replace the current arrangement created by the Affordable Care Act with High Risk Pools. High Risk Pools are very expensive. State run high risk pools that are already operating have all experienced significant financial losses. See the Kaiser Family Foundation's report: "High Risk Pools for the Uninsurable Individuals" by Karen Pollitz.
In the coloring sheet I'm attempting to show how finances get balanced or not to people getting the health insurance coverage based on the different models of insurance. The people are supposed to be holding something like gold bullion bars.
Below is Tyler's and my attempt at coloring the drawing. Colored pencils or markers would definitely have been easier than crayons. The people are too tiny. Tyler enjoyed coloring it so much that he colored the original drawing, this copy of it, and my planning sketches.