Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Doctor's Testimony Celebrates Women

 Innovative Treatment is a Doctor's Creative Way to Celebrate Women 

Acid Reign is Over.

My drawing tells the story of an ingenious blessed  Doctor who gave  abused and disfigured women a way to take back their power, a way to be unafraid to be out in the community and to have their children live lives without fear that they or their moms would be hurt. The Doctor modeled glasses to cover scares and opened eyes that were the result of acid being thrown at these women.  The documentary I saw showed that "Acid Reign",  was a common practice in some Muslim countries and went unpunished.  Until last year there were no laws against this type of crime. I was very happy to to commemorate this blessed Doctor who restored the lives of women and children. Thanks Doc., Acid Reign is Over.
Legislation was passed to protect Women's Rights in countries where previously these acts were overlooked or false testimonies  were presented. The first attacker received two life sentences, which doesn't make sense to me but I'm glad the sentence was severe.  I drew two cells and put a coffin in in case he arises to serve his second sentence, (center right). This was a great victory for women and long overdue.  What blessed creatures we are, Women are to be Celebrated. Of course, I know as I read the Celebration of Women newsletter and  am especially proud and grateful for those who help to change society's views.  I would like to thank Catherine Anne Clark , who pointed out to me that the original title did not illustrate a celebration of women which just goes to show me that I should be aware of the interpretation  and the meanings I want to convey. Thank you for the welling meaning advice and so a new updated version. All comments are appreciated.
Barb MannBarbaragreenemannblog'

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Drawings for and about eating disorder month february 2013

 Ice Cream Heals All is a motto I developed at age 12. My Mom took us for ice cream at least once a day.
Then we would go out to the drive in for dinner,Totem Pole in Detroit, Roast Beef sandwich and strawberry pie,or Big Boys with yummy ham and melted Swiss and fries and coke, or Jack in the Box, hamburgers,fries,and a coke ,only 59 cents . My pleats never lied flat. I was a fatso. My Mon said men liked her cuz she little and petite.

 No Cake for Me, she said. I was always on a diet, in between drive- ins. I had to eat ONLY hard boiled eggs and grapefruit, a Hollywood style diet, and she would show me the poppy seed cake, my favorite and cookies from Hagelstein Bakery. These are for your brother, not for YOU. Did I get a resentment? No, not me. I would wake up at night and eat them all. Did my brother get a resentment? I don't know, I should ask him.

I thought my Mom was dying but she was throwing up. She was BULIMIC and I was just fat but then I learned the secret. Now I could have my cake and eat it too.Was this fun, you bet, kind of expensive but...
No not so good, girls, you all are so cute. Just have few slices. Mirrors lie, I'm old and wrinkled with no teeth and thin cuz I have cancer. And pleated skirts are out of style. When I take the bus I see lots of fat girls have boyfriends and really they are not so fat. But over 300 lbs, watch out, Dr. Phil is coming.

Really its a lot better, since I recovered. Once I went to jail overnight, they timed it so I couldn't call my Mother cuz it was shift change but she came and got me. Who where that license was, really I DID'NT
do anything bad but how would I throw up in front of all those cell mates? Really doughnuts, now that was scary. B girls get it?

Hey this is such a good story and great pictures that I think I'll write a book. I forgot to mention all my teeth fell out from stomach ACID.
What do you tell your Mother when all the food is gone? I didn't live at home when I had this dieorder. Post and let me know, this will be fun and I'll do some more drawings.
Please don't take my pictures as they are copy righted, but I can send them to you for 10$ and stamps.

Ps I always wanted a donate button for Paypal but I couldn't make it work so if you fell inclined and like my things, another great artist does  this too, so I'm not too embarrassed. Donate to Paypal small donations would make me happy at . Mmmh, always something to look forward too.