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Privacy, censorship

Spinning, West Coast Swing Dancers; 36x48" oil/canvas. Jodee Clifford. 2018

I avoid politics but I’ll absolutely take the recent open door as an opportunity to share my longstanding opinions about censorship, voices, and freedom.

Times like these are why art is exceedingly important.

Facebook status re address book

I’ve been mad about technology companies overstepping their boundaries for a while. Recent days have bothered me to the point of action, to remove social apps from my mobile devices. Social media certainly isn’t important enough for stalker level access to my life.

Companies that do things like perform involuntary social experiments on unknowing users and censor posts for important fundraisers reveal control issues, not moral superiority. These companies literally profit from our subconscious and aren’t held accountable for their monopolistic behavior in the marketplace. I can’t emphasize this enough, politics are secondary to my feelings here.

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Black Friday for Art

Black Friday 2020 for artists

Artists Sunday is the new Black Friday, and I’m thrilled to be participating.

Join me for Artists Sunday on Nov 29. It’s like Black Friday or Small Business Saturday but for art.

I’ve joined artists and craftspeople across the country for the first annual Artists Sunday, a nationwide event, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 29th, encouraging consumers to shop with artists and craftsmen. Think Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday but for shopping for art! 

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