See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Now for some really important updates...

I picked up my new glasses last evening and I can see clearly now.
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I'm on my way to church.
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I checked my mail.
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I took a nap.
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I also bought new art supplies last evening.
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I'm going to be busy painting.
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Contemporary art is kitsch - I know because I make it.  I just read a great article on the subject and I realized all my work is crap.  Isn't that great and liberating.  My parents were right... I couldn't paint my way out of a paper bag.
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And yet I keep doing it.
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Oh!  Oh!  I'm also writing a new self-help book, "You're No Good and Either Am I".

10 comments:

  1. And the Great St Thomas Aquinis said after his personal revelation, "All I have written is so much straw.."

    So you're in good company :)

    Sara

    P.S The world is always a better place with new glasses :)

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  2. I was hoping for crap art therapy.

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  3. We should collaborate on that book - I could write a chapter called "You'd Be A Much Better Person If You Were More Like Me."

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  4. Great idea - like Ben Afleck and Matt Damon - we could be on Oprah! Let's do it!

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  5. +JMJ+

    So you want Oprah's attention, aye? Why stop at a self-help book? Create your own freaking seminar!

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  6. I would go to that seminar! By the way, I don't think your art is kitsch.
    During my brief foray with being an art major, I had a professor who had a perfect comeback for people who would say "I could paint a better picture than that." His answer was, "Then why don't you?"

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  7. Thanks Melody!

    Enbrethiliel: Seminars - wonderful idea!

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  8. Austringer12:04 PM

    Terry, I may have mentioned this before, but a must-read book for all artists is "The Twilight of Painting" by R. H. Ives Gammell. It was published in 1946 0r 1947 -- you can get it used at Amazon. If you want to understand Modern "art", this is the best exposition of its causes, period.

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  9. Terry - you can be Matt, I'll be Ben.

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