the grace of trivial projects

Snow has been falling for hours. And though there doesn’t seem to be much accumulation — it’s too warm — it’s been beautiful to watch. Beyond quenching the earth and sogging the dirt roads, mostly the snow has served to bury my To Do List....

being an art student again

“The answer is ‘YES!’ If you are asking me a question about your painting, the answer is ‘YES’!” His point being that most of his students are looking for permission to paint the way they want to paint — the way they’ve always...

of pith, sharp vicious teeth, and free art

My high school senior English professor used to wear a pith helmet. I don’t remember the specific circumstances required for him to don the pith helmet, but they had something to do with intellectual pithiness. I also remember that it was rarely donned, but when...