Monthly Archives: January 2008


daybreakscan.jpg  Oil on linen, 6″ x 6″.

To Beatrice

Collage & mixed media on linen, 6″ x 6″. to-beatrice.jpg

Back at the keyboard- “L’Afrique”

My computer was defunct for quite a while. This was both good (I realize I waste a lot of time amusing myself here in this chair, and that time could be spent more productively) and bad (not having the photo files for my work or any of the other information I take for granted is very distressing .)  I read a book in one sitting while  I was computerless, and I don’t think I’ve done that for years. My daughter lent me her copy of Victor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning.” I remember seeing a different edition of this book (a paperback, I think, with a stark abstracted figural design and some barbed wire maybe? I remember red and black, will have to search for the book cover design) , on my mother’s bed bookshelf for years while I was growing up, and I can’t believe I lived to be so old without reading it. I tend to cringe when people say, “This book changed my life,” but I think this book may have changed my life. It certainly has changed the way I think about free will and human dignity.  I think I’ll betray my initial vow to update this blog almost daily, and shoot for weekly instead. I got a lot of stuff done when surfing was not an option, so… A lefse update for Writing GB- It does stay moist when stacked, and that was nice. It also stays quite warm for a long time- the lefses on the very bottom of the stack suffered a bit and did stick. But maybe I shouldn’t have stacked them 40 high! I’ll post a pic of a new page spread for an altered book. The owner of this book requested alterations with an “African animals” theme. I was a little frustrated, but gave it a shot.    Photobucket