31 May 2011

Naked Guitar Player

As my friend says, add a Bavarian felt hat, stand him at Stacchus, and he will make millions!

25 May 2011

Mango & Avocado & Arts Education

In the hardware store hall to the bathroom, Maxi stopped pointing up at one of the cheaply framed prints of great artists.  "Look, Mommy it's avocado."

I inspect the print of Van Gogh's self-portrait, looking for an avocado, "Hmmmm, I don't see an avocado."
Then I remembered, the same self-portrait was in the book 13 Artists Children Should Know

Had Maxi's four-year-old brain remembered the name Van Gogh as avocado?  "It is a Van Gogh baby.  Is that what you are trying to say?" 

"Oh, it's a mango." 

"And that is a Picasso" I pointed at another print on the wall.

"It's avocado," he responded, not skipping a beat.