my life as a sketchbook

I have hidden in a sketchbook and a journal all my life. Time to open the books, reframe the story & time. Copyright Cinders McLeod. All rights reserved

anyone who says “x never did me any harm…” is harmful

Why do men (Jesus, Saint Nic) get all the attention at Christmas, when it’s women who do most of the work? Why? Why?

anyone who says “some of my best friends are…” is lying

You can’t tell children to “grow up!” if you have outpriced their future

At this stage in my life, I was just beginning to taste the stress of caring for children, home, husband and bringing in a wage. And so it was for 21 years. Except for the husband bit. That only lasted 14 years. I loved the work but it was hard work and I didn’t get the opportunity to do anything as well as I could have, given more support. My biggest regret isn’t my compromised career, but lost time with my children. The 21 years has only strengthened my belief that women’s work is undervalued, in money and worth, and as long as that is the case, woman, man and children-kind will pay for it.

The politics of fashion: mini-skirts in prosperous times, shoulder pads to cover up the chips on our shoulders in hard times

in pre-dogpoo-bags days, i got tired of stepping in it. shame there aren’t politician-poo bags

It is a thought…that one new year, a government may say – you’re not allowed in. On second thought, that’s not a new thought

When my son Diarmid was  four, I took him to The Scottish National Party annual conference in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, where we lived. After, in the tea room, Salmond sat down at our table, and chatted with Diarmid. The cameras loved it. I loved it. A short time later when I was delivering a cartoon in the Herald Lobby, lo – Mr Salmond. We talked, I was awed, I came home and (half) self-mockingly drew this cartoon

Broomie Law is an anti-bullying cartoon. Any good political cartoon is an anti-bullying cartoon.

Broomie Law is an anti-bullying cartoon. Any good political cartoon is an anti-bullying cartoon.