Picture Perfect

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. Eugene Delacroix Ever wonder why an artist paints the same painting over and over and over? There is usually the “one” that becomes the famous one, but there are multiple “drafts” of it before that one. Perhaps they are working toward perfection. Perhaps they are just looking for personal satisfaction. Recently Breezy and … Continue reading Picture Perfect

A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

I am jittery. I know why. I am going back to work tomorrow after a five-day Thanksgiving holiday and I am less organized than I was on Wednesday. I usually have my Christmas tree up by now and all the gifts wrapped in color-coded fashion for my two granddaughters, tucked with care under the tree.  This year there is none of that. I have not wrapped one gift. … Continue reading A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

An artist’s own style

Five-year-old Breezy and I spent Sunday afternoon at Bubbles & Brushes, a children’s art studio, painting together. It’s one of those places where you pay an hourly fee for use of the studio, and you get access to the paint, glue, glitter, brushes, scissors, little stuff to glue on one’s artwork, and then you pay extra fees for canvases, plates, pumpkins, etc.  We’ve been there many times.  I … Continue reading An artist’s own style