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I believe that art enriches and informs our lives everyday in many positive ways. Sharing those experiences, whether as an artist or as an appreciator, is part of the pleasure. I welcome your comments and hope you find something of value: a laugh, an insight, a new idea or just a happy moment. Enjoy art!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Crayola Colors

I set up near the parking lot of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park so I knew I would be interrupted some.  No matter, I was in a colorful, happy mood so pulled out just a few strong colors and a black panel and set to work just having a little fun in the sun.

I was stretching when a woman asked if I minded being interrupted.  "Not at all," I answered and we chatted amicably about her (and my) love for color and the fall day and so on.
"Well," she concluded, "I really appreciate you talking to me about your work.
There was a feller here last week who got real angry if you watched him paint
or spoke to him."
She paused and then added,
"But that's o.k. I guess - he was a real artist."

I'm still laughing over that....the painting was worth it!


  1. Hilarious! Well Cindy, I guess you're just gonna hafta go buy yerself one o' them beret hats like the real artists wear!

  2. Brilliant idea Kirk, guess my ball cap didn't project the right image!

  3. Oh my Cindy, imagine that...he was a real artist. She was lucky he only gave her the "brush" off. I guess we need some bumper stickers or a hat that says "Real Artist on Board." LOL

  4. Ordering a ball cap with "REAL artist" on it....think there is a market?? thx Carol.

  5. good for you- breaking up some sterotypes..! I love painting outside, it's fun and exhilerating like you said and it's a great opportunity for people to meet "real artists"!

  6. I think it was you who inspired me to the fun of those interruptions, Kelly. You never know who, or what, you will meet!


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