Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Picture of the Week #2

Actually, it’s more like the picture of the month since it took that long to complete this painting. Hopefully, you’ve read my previous post so this picture, which I call The Little Sultan, will make sense. Check out the entire painting (here).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sultan for a Day

     I wrote this post several years ago, shortly after Mrs. Chatterbox and I returned from Turkey. I’ve spent the last four weeks working on a painting based on this post. I’ll reveal my finished canvas on Wednesday. Read about the inspiration for this painting (here).

Friday, July 18, 2014


Clever was once used to describe someone who was brilliant, sharp and possessing quick intelligence, but lately it’s come to imply shallowness and superficiality. It is a mystery how “clever” managed to attain positive status in the first place, considering all Aesop did to disparage the idea.Read about it (here).