Sadly, “Draw Muhammad Day” comes but once per year.
It’s not uncommon for me to speak out in person about religious superstition when it presents itself. I’m completely unafraid to hold a mirror to someone’s belief and openly mock it. No Abuelita, I not think this foul smelling concoction will chase away my sour mood. You can put it away.
More benignly, when presented with a fable justifying some unexamined belief I will just scrunch my nose and tip my head in a full body “lolwhut.” It’s often all in good fun, and the response I get is along the lines of “I know it doesn’t make sense, but I’m going to believe it anyway.”
Capturing my cheerful contempt in a visual form has fueled my artwork as of late and I am having a blast! I want to make things that make my religious friends laugh and cringe at the same time. It drives me forward.
Now, to think of some new ideas…