Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Navajo Hip Hop Oracle

July 30, 2013
   Woke up to a brilliant editorial in today's Arizona Republic:

A Brilliant Editorial

   Needless to say I was inspired by "the brilliant sketch artist" line and in fact followed Kathy throughout our home reading and rereading the line to her. She went into work early today. Hmmmmm.

   Went into the office and admired our October issue up on the wall in all its completeness. We had fun, it's done and you'll get yours in the mail around August 6th.

I was inspired by the Arizona Republic editorial and the Navajo Hip Hop dude I witnessed painting last Saturday night at the Orpheum Theatre in Flagstaff. This was the kid who kept painting, blowing by four different, wonderful versions of a portrait until he ruined it. I've been haunted by this oracle all weekend. Went home for lunch today and whipped out a painting of a young dude walking away from a faro table in Alaska.

Daily Whipout, "The Loser"

I myself tried to walk away and not work this puppy to death. Don't know if I succeeded, but personally, I don't think anybody is a loser unless they don't have a sense of humor.

"There should be special schools for people born without a sense of humor."