The Heck with the Oscars!™
Because for just today it's all about me at
(My Outdoor Painter acceptance speech)
"I want to thank my beautiful wife, without whom I could not have done any of this; my handsome son who still talks to me at the dinner table; my sweet precious little dog who's always happy to see me come home from the studio because it must mean it is dinner-time; my mom and dad and sister who never lost faith in me (except for that one time the family still won't talk about...); the few friends I still have left; any number of gallery owners who foolishly pinned their hopes on me over the past 28 years; my erstwhile lawn-guy and his unlicensed mortgage broker – hey wait, NOOOO! That isn't the music starting up yet, is it? – Oh my gosh... My nice neighbors who have never once complained about my odd working hours or about that time I laid down in the middle of our road in my bathrobe while the school bus went by – and wait, wait, NO!... I can't leave out the guy who installed my dishwasher last week, and, and, and most certainly not the pizza-delivery boy who smuggled art supplies to me every week while I was on the inside!...
Oh jeez, they're coming out from the back stage for me. Gotta go everyone! (grin)
But really, a heartfelt thanks to PleinAir Magazine!™
Thanks for promoting plein air work everywhere!