As Promised

This is three of the Saltwater Taffy series scarves, image by Michael Stadler.  Delectable!

Here’s the quote from Georgia O’Keeffe I mentioned previously ~


One works I suppose because it is the most interesting thing one knows to do.

The days one works are the best days.  On the other days one is hurrying through the other things one imagines one has to do to keep one’s life going.

You get the garden planted.

You get the roof fixed.

You take the dog to the vet.

You spend a day with a friend.

You learn to make a new kind of bread.

You hunt up photographs for someone who thinks he needs them.

You certainly have to do the shopping.

You may even enjoy doing such things.

You think they have to be done.  You even think you have to have some visitors or take a trip to keep from getting queer living alone with just two chows.

But always you are hurrying through these so that you can get at the painting again because that is the high spot — in a way it is what you do all the other things for.

Why it is that way I do not know.

I have no theories to offer.

The painting is like a thread that runs through all the reasons for all the other things that make one’s life.


Printed out large on heavy paper, this has hung in my studio for many years.  I read it nearly every day.  I speaks to me of my life.

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  1. Bridget

    these new works are gorgeous!!!

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