I enjoy looking at the original art that some of present company put up for viewing here. I do not think that I have been oppressive in putting up samples of the Resident Artist, Susan Creamer Joy’s work. In fact, I think I have only done it once before. Her specialty, as I have come to describe it, is portraits of joyous old people.
I noticed a hard turn by her in the composition of this one. Over time I have warmed to it considerably. Actually, this painting is not here on the farm currently. It is either hanging in a gallery to the southeast in a somewhat snooty, private college town or it is hanging in the city in The Vineria wine shop, José Miguel Reyes proprietor. José is a Venezuelan by birth and is no better than a common drug dealer from my perspective. I have told him as much to his face. I shall tell you more about José Miguel Reyes, our personal certified sommelier, some other time.
“Time Passes; Love Endures.” There was a time when I would have considered that proposition to be laughable, treacly nonsense. My thinking has evolved. I now believe that we are called upon to act out our lives as if that proposition were true, whether or not it is in fact. I credit the pernicious influence of the Resident Artist for this evolution in my thinking.