Monday, October 20, 2003

October 20, 2003
Been thinking quite a bit about Lance Armstrong’s quote to the effect that if you are going to accomplish things you need to “act like a champion.” That’s my new mantra. Don’t lie in bed and procrastinate, act like a champion. Get up, bail into the things you don’t want to do. I thought of this while I was lying in bed this morning, drinking coffee and putting off getting up. Ha.

Kathy is at a seminar in Tempe thru today. Bach’ing it. I never realize how much stuff she picks up around the house until she’s gone.

After my doctor’s appointment last week, I went by Aaron Bros. to get some art supplies and picked up a bottle of liquid frisket. Yesterday I took the two Hanska Slough paintings and masked off the Madelea Seven and then went in and put in several layers of bold washes of vegetation. It really made a difference. Much stronger painting (too bad the weaker one is in the book, at the printers).

Read a great interview last night with Quentin Tarrantino in the New Yorker. He’s just so enthusiastic about everything. I think enthusiasm covers most bets.

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities, brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.”
—John William Gardner

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