All seemingly arrived in unison: strong winds, the disappearance of electrical energy, and my lack of personal energy. I probably needed a rest before the strong winds hit and the power outage slowed my life's activity. As of this moment (its 12:30 PM) there is no electricity. My studio is run by electricity. My dependency on civilized amenities always surprises me when one of them disappears. Electric power lights and heats my studio. I am sitting next to the fire, typing on a laptop computer. I could be drawing. Instead I am taking this day away from art. This is not unpleasant. I am reading and thinking; a real pleasure. Besides reading the usual periodicals I am reading Steve Martin’s novel about the world of fine art auctions, “An Object of Beauty.” It is a silly little tale, as Steve Martin is making an effort to convince us he has intimate knowledge of art and art collecting. This novel reads as if written by a voyeur, i.e. not heavy, and filled with amusement. I highly recommend it.
I will not be in the studio today, so there will not be another post until Monday 02/21/2011. Until then, please enjoy my drawing from yesterday, plus all my past posts.
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