Children are a blessing. Many people have great pride in raising their children as their legacy. It’s an upside down world view that tries to say some politically correct opposite, usually couched as a joke.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 TLV
I have a collection of faces in my ancestors folder. Peter Johnson, my great- grandfather, immigrated from Sweden and lived in Two Harbors, MN. Less is known of the younger lady found in the box of heirlooms – possibly a close friend or distant relative? If anyone recognizes her please contact me.
It’s never too late to start something new. I’m an artist, but for a couple decades I hesitated to see myself that way, even if it was first obvious to everyone else as early as the 1st grade. So this blog will document my journey back up to what Adonai, G-d of the universe, would probably have wanted me to be doing years ago.
This self portrait was done near my last year of college (1979). I’ll put up more art from that period from time to time, but my real reason to have a blog is to get me posting new things regularly. I welcome your comments and candor.
The paper I painted on with oils is 18 x 24, so the head is larger than life. Often I find a surprising result when I venture beyond what I’m accustomed to doing, like moving from mono to stereo, and later to surround sound.