April 12, 2017

Sweden and 6 Hours

Had to make a social commentary on Sweden's position to reduce the work day to 6 hours. When I heard that I thought -What? Although it was just a pilot project-not actually happening, and they tried this before several times. I still have to respect a country's efforts to endeavour to evaluate the work-life balance and seek to better the lives of its people. It still constitutes progressive thinking in my books.

We Canadians can learn something from Sweden's efforts. I'm not an economist but I do know my post-war parent's generation did far better financially than my generation is doing. They were able to pay off their homes and during higher interest rates, and were able to purchase multiple homes and cottages. Who can explain it?

I could be mistaken, but DIDN'T economist, Maynard Keynes, claim as Nations become wealthier at the expense of its hard working citizenry the nation in turn will reward its citizens with more leisure time. When's that happening? 

We certainly can add more value to our lives if we advocate for it. It sucks knowing that we essentially are working our tail off for stuff. 

I too wonder why things are the way they are.  Maybe one day we'll figure out that quality of life outweigh profit margins - yeah right,  

...and Artists will inherit the Earth.

April 7, 2017

Friday Morning Coffee Shop Daily Sketch

Thanks to the wonderful people who picked up on this sketch at the coffee shop. It was nice to chat with people who appreciate art and good conversation. 

I like how my simple sketch of a guy enjoying his music brought in the comment,  "I like your drawing."  This kick-started an in-depth chat of ethnic representation in main stream animation art and how the caucasian form still dominates.  That's the beauty of art and how it helps build connections with people.