Working from home. A cozy, comforting idea as winter sets in with its chill winds and low-hanging, grey dome of a sky. Continue reading Gerty: Still Out There
Outside may be cold and windy especially in this fraught city. Gerty cuddles with Kitty, cocoa, and scones—and for a while chill and worries melt away. All rights reserved. ©️ SusanBassMarcus 2021 Continue reading Seasonal Gerty
All my creatures inhabit only paper, however; they are representations of the world as I see it and the world I’d prefer to see. Continue reading What CAN We Do?
As many of my followers have seen, I like to draw. Most of my work is about an older middle-aged woman I call Gerty. She started her journey through my mind as a plump, positive, and perceptive icon of goodness. … Continue reading A Terning (sic.) Point – for Gerty
Gerty reviews her year of coping and creating. Continue reading Gerty Looks Both Ways
Not that my case is unique, but during these long, draining months of Pandemically-Paused Life, I find solace and relief whenever I doodle or hone a Gerty drawing. Today I looked through my collection of drawings and found some to share. Each one addresses Gerty’s reaction to or choice concerning COVID-19 in her idiosyncratic way. Gerty is slimming down and has embraced a more active life. Is she reflecting my enthusiasm for frequent early morning walks along the shores of our magnificent Lake Michigan? Could be. Continue reading Plague Diary
Although COVID-19 is surging within the younger population in my area–those who gather in crowds without wearing a mask at bars, restaurants, and on the lakeshore–most people I pass on the street are abiding by the city’s request to social-distance and wear some sort of face shield. My character, Gerty, has chosen to be socially responsible, too, and I have drawn her in a series of situations as the pandemic has been advancing. The cat, who is Greek and has taken the name μαυρο, comforts Gerty who spends most of her day at home with her art. She often must … Continue reading Cartoons -Moping, Masks, and Musings