Leaving on a Jet Plane
How come right before every vacation I think to myself, I really need to go on this vacation now. After this summer, I really did a great job of getting my head into the right place for September and onward. Now it is December and in many ways I am right back to pre-summer yet in many ways I am not.
Last summer really did set me in motion to take time to smell the roses and I have much much more. The flood in our apartment totally put me over the edge. Alas. We are leaving today to go skiing for two weeks. I am totally looking forward to it.
Before leaving I spent a day in Chelsea looking at some art. The piece above is by Walton Ford. A gigantic watercolor that kind of sums up how I feel. I absolutely love the piece. If you get a chance drop by the Paul Kasmin Gallery. Seeing it in person is a completely different experience.
I didn't buy the original but bought a limited lithograph that he did to prepare for the making of that piece which is at the top of this page. I saw Fords first exhibit back in 2000 and I fell in love with his work. Fred not so much so we did not buy this particular elephant. It was and is magnificent. A watercolor broken down into heavy metal frames. The piece is probably 15 feet across and 10 feet high. Huge. The price was minimal compared to what it is worth today. I believe they wanted $150K for this piece and it is now worth somewhere in the $8 million dollar category. This goes under the category of trust your gut. I still dream about this piece.
Anyway, off to Utah to ski. Should be much more relaxed by tomorrow.