My darling, dearest readers! Hi everyone. Ok, so here’s the deal. I have three consecutive insanely jam-packed days of art modeling, beginning on Monday. By jam-packed I mean a triple, a double, then another triple. Whoa. That’s sick! But I’m up for it, I think 😕 Hopefully I’ll get through it just fine. Or I might end up in traction on Thursday. Either way, gotta make a living. Bring the pain, baby!!
This is of course Father’s Day weekend, and on Sunday I’m going to the cemetery to visit my dad 😥 It will be a tough day emotionally. Looking ahead, it doesn’t seem likely that I’ll be able to post on the blog for a few days, as I won’t have time to prepare anything decent and I’ll be too tired to focus. So no “Music Monday” this week, unfortunately. If it’s alright with everyone, I’m going to take a brief blogging hiatus. But I’m still here! Feel free to email away and comment away. I’m always happy to hear from my awesome readers.
I can offer a little art to commemorate the occasion. Two portraits from two very different artists. They are Rembrandt and Courbet and their respective fathers.
This is Rembrandt’s portrait of his father from 1631. The entire character of this man, and his years of accumulated life experience, can be seen just in those forehead lines, painted with precision and sensitivity like only the great Rembrandt can:
Courbet’s portrait of his father, year 1840. The father’s name was Regis, but I don’t believe he ever co-hosted a TV talk show with Kelly Ripa 😆 Wonderful painting with a Napoleon-like hand gesture in the vest:
To all the dads, Happy Father’s Day you good men! Love, hugs, and kisses . . .
See you all later in the week.