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September 2021

I started drawing this covidcard soon after I read this article in The Guardian. "In the UK, the majority of those now in hospital with Covid-19 are unvaccinated. Many face their last days with enormous regret, and their relatives are telling their stories to try to convince others like them."The Guardian | Tue 14 Sep 2021 06.00 BST It's a sad, depressing read, but (rightly) it's not judgmental towards those who had the choice to receive a vaccine, but for whatever reason chose not to. Living in West Africa—where vaccine supply is extremely limited—it is hard to understand those who live in rich countries who choose not get vaccinated. This article helped me grasp at the thinking behind their choice to abstain. beginning to draw covidcard no. 103 I drew this using a Marvy Uchida For Drawing 0.1mm black pigmented ink pen on 21x21cm square piece of 250g/m2 acid free Clairefontaine paper. nearing the end of covidcard no. 103 You can find more of my covidcards on this blog. I've posted many more to Instagram. covidcard no.103

An album of Tibetan bell music made by white folk in 1972 might conjure up images of hippy trail beatniks down a Kathmandu back alley attempting to jam celestial monk music. And, you'd not be far off—a lot of this recording is calming and other-worldly—but some strands within this seven-track album are also quite jarring. Various websites state that this LP was "the first recording to use Tibetan bells". I don't know if that's true or not or how you could even verify that claim. I do wonder how these artists discovered Tibetan bells back in the early 70s. Unfortunately, the Internet appears to have very little information about any of the musicians who played on this recording. drawn to… Tibetan Bells by Henry Wolff, Nancy Hennings w. Drew Gladstone (1972) close-up This is another drawing in my drawn2music series. I made this drawing blind using an unsharpened HB pencil on a 21x21cm slightly faded piece of 250g/m2 acid free Clairefontaine paper.