20 some years ago, I was a little girl and my family had just moved into a farmhouse. The last family had left behind a nightstand in my new bedroom. In the drawer of the nightstand was this drawing of Betty Boop. Amazed by this Heather Divers person, I dreamed of the day that I would be able to draw Betty Boop this well! Little-kid-me took it as a sign that I was meant to become a cartoonist.
I’ve since learned that Betty Boop’s iconic “boop-oop-a-doop” style of singing was based off of Esther Jones. Little Esther was an African American child singer of the 1920s known for this style of singing.
I’ve held onto this drawing for all these years. Thank you, Heather Divers, whoever you are! You never know who is looking up to you or who you are inspiring! Here is Betty Boop drawn in my style!
Hello, friends. I haven’t posted anything about this issue yet because I’ve been too upset to focus enough to create a comic. The brutal murder of George Floyd was atrocious, horrific, and unforgivable. It breaks my heart that these kind of deaths and assaults aren’t out of the ordinary for black people in America. We can do better and deserve better. I will never understand what it is like to be black in America, but I do understand every human being deserves to be treated as a human being. I hope for better days, but in the meantime I am taking action however I safely can. I urge you to do the same. With all the love a sad heart can muster, Spaghetti Confetti.
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Dr Martin Luther King Jr
“No one is free until we all are free.” — Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Hi everyone! I know this time of adversity has been really hard all around for a lot of people. I have to keep reminding myself not to let stress and fear rob me of my playful and hopeful side. I’ve been doing that through exercise, learning new things, talking to my friends online, and random silly dancing. To all those essential workers doing double and triple shifts, I know you are probably too exhausted and don’t have the time for silly dancing. But we see you, love you, and appreciate you. Take the time for self-care whenever possible. For those at home, reach out to an essential worker in your life if you haven’t already and offer help if possible. ❤ My brother is one and he has really been working like a dog in all this. I’ve been lucky enough to be home making art and and sewing masks.
I love color, but sometimes less is more. I couldn’t decide on a color robe, so I chose ALL the colors! Which gif do you like more? The color changing one, or the one that is more simple? Let me know! ❤ Please stay safe and continue social distancing. Sending, love, peace, and spaghetti. ❤ ❤ ❤