Tuesday, April 26, 2005

April 25, 2005
Worked at lunchtime on the Papago Station painting which I haven't touched in several weeks. This is how I work. I get stuck on a passage, in this case, the roof of the train station, and I start working on something else, and then, weeks go by and I come back and attack it again. In fact I have paintings from three years ago that I run across and think, that has potential, I still believe in my heart of hearts I can ruin it. Often I do, sometimes, not even I can muck it up.

Regarding my sore back:
"Mine's been bothering me, too. Here's a site that I found useful and

—Will Shatterly

If you've read this blog for the past three months you know I have been a little nervous about the June cover (Jesus Out West). It went out to subscribers late last week and we are just starting to get feedback. This came in this morning:

"Loved the cover of the June issue, and Jana did a fabulous job on the article on religion. True West is doing some great things. I personally liked your other proposal for the cover -- the crown of thorns on the cowboy hat was a great touch. My take is that people should loosen up."
—Juti Winchester, Buffalo Bill Museum

Whew! And to think I almost listened to Paul Hutton.

"Write down the advice of one who loves you, though you like it not at the present."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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