1. I got a book out of the library last week: The Art of Bessie Lowenhaupt. What a wonderful painter this woman was! Though she went to the Chicago Art Institute as a young woman from 1899-1903, she basically didn’t paint again until her husband’s death in 1954. At 63 years old Ms. Lowenhaupt started painting her best work. I love everything about it (color use, composition, simplicity, emotion). Here is the only good link to an example of her work I could find (which is distressing–this woman is awesome!)
  2. The composition of the above painting was inspired by Bessie Lowenhaupt.
  3. Another illustrator I just LOVE is French artist Jacqueline Duheme… particularly her use of color. Unfortunately I can’t find a single good example online… I’m sorry! (But the book linked to her name above is worth getting.)
  4. I love living with Wes (11). He’s so funny! I took him to the doctor yesterday where he got a shot, etc. He complained later that he wasn’t the doctor’s “Test Torture Device,” and that he wasn’t going back.
  5. Consider this quote by R. Buckminster Fuller: “You can rest assured that if you devote your time and attention to the highest advantage of others, the Universe will support you, always and only in the nick of time.”