Friday, May 01, 2009

Pablo Picasso

My wife is in Florida as I write this, on her semiannual trip to help her Mom transport her stroke-impaired stepfather to and from their winter home near Tampa. (Thanks to Tampa International Airport Chaplain and list member Shields Moore for greeting her upon arrival. Shields also runs his own list, called "ChapNotes.")

So, back home here in Michigan, it's just my daughter, Amanda, and I this weekend.

Pray for us. If things go as they normally do, by the time Bonnie returns on Monday, our house will look like a Picasso painting.

Speaking of which....



Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.

There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot and there are others who transform a yellow spot into the sun.

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

I always do what I cannot do so I learn how to do it.

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.

Good taste is the enemy of creativity.

We all know that art is not the truth, art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

I'd like to live like a poor man with a lot of money.

We always have a lot of reasons but only one real one.

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

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So, I've told you about my weekend often enough. What are you doing over the next two days?


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WORDS for YOUR WEEKEND: "It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that." (Alan Alda)

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