Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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i love painting over bad paintings. it's easier if they're not your own paintings, but it's more cathartic if they are. so here we have the same canvas that i posted last week. but now not only is it all ready for something new and full of potential, but it has a secret. it has a layer. a little bit of ye old "if at first" weathered wisdom.
i've always loved that aspect of painting. it's kind of like how many licks does it take to get to the inside of a tootsie pop- but in reverse. and not as hard on your teeth.
i'll let you all author your own metaphors about life from this, they seem almost too cliche to type, but hell, they're true, eh?
here's to layers. and learning to die to the past while allowing it's lessons to inform our present.
well i did say ALMOST to cliche to type. sorry. couldn't help myself.


Shannon Lowry said...

I can't tell you how good this feels. This is OUR book, and OUR blog. When work gets too busy for me, you swoop in and take care of things. Everybody now! back and forth. it feels so, so right.

Kathie Sever said...

shannon, you're sounding a little like a 70's yacht rock song, but i LOVE YA anyway! actually, i love ya more, cause i wish all my comments read like the words to a 70's yacht rock song......
back and forth, baby!