Dear Jules, thanks for he kind words and taking the time the respond! More soon. I’m on the subway and distracted by dangerous pole dancers who are about to give me a foot sandwich. Best, Bob
Aren’t people just real busy re: ghosting?!
Great read. ( I liked the modern day irreverence of sophisticated woman holding coffee cup, affronting the traditional painting, contravening art gallery rules).
Ghosting. Yes, that rings a bell. Although I'm not sure if it's just somehow the way contractors and tradesmen in NH now "do" business. But it's really odd. My approach when I don't get a reply from an email is to text. And if no response to the text - just move on.
This was such an enjoyable read. I really liked the section on mentors, and what a difference they can make. I was thrilled when you subscribed to my publication and it gave me an enormous boost, so you are passing on the encouragement. It also led me to your wonderful publication. I hooted at your drawings and jokes (and also the one by Laura Finck) and the section on ghosting it was a real comfort. I have been wondering why good manners appear to be a thing of the past. I still hate bad manners but at least now I know it's not just me! Thanks so much for this marvellous news letter: the central piece was so interesting.
The woman in the original painting had a dreamy pose that extended to the overall decent.
Thanks for the great rundown on your process on the Bill Murray piece. I got a lot out of the step by step including mental states. Artists get paid (or not) for making the big decisions.
Thanks, Ardee. Glad you liked the piece.