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Fingers Crossed: Where I Voted & Cool Election Night Live Sketches

Bodhisattva, ink & watercolor sketch
Bodhisattva, ink & watercolor sketch

Now that we’ve voted, all we can do is pray for the best possible outcome. This beautiful bodhisattva (a being that compassionately refrains from entering nirvana in order to save others and is worshipped as a deity in Mahayana Buddhism) is life-size and greets visitors in the entry hall in the home of a friend of mine.

Polling Place-Richmond Korean Baptist Church, ink & watercolor
Polling Place-Richmond Korean Baptist Church, ink & watercolor

My polling place moved from the senior center a few blocks away to a neighboring area I didn’t know existed so it was an interesting walk there. It got even more interesting when trying to follow my iPhone’s new BAD map program that speaks turn-by-turn directions. It got me there OK but totally messed up on the way home.

Election Night Sketches

If you’re reading this on November 6, check out Wendy McNaughton’s blog. She’s live-blogging her sketches from NPR headquarters and they’re wonderful. I think you have to refresh the page occasionally to keep up with her sketches.

2 replies on “Fingers Crossed: Where I Voted & Cool Election Night Live Sketches”

Yes, but while in the same position, you are actually meditating which is something I need to do more of! Drawing can be meditative but it’s not meditation which has always been so good for me. I can’t imagine a station holding a meditation challenge in the U.S. but it’s such a good idea. I often use meditation to fall asleep at night but want to do more. Thanks for the inspiration! Jana

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