Added Sep 24, 2020
What’s On The Easel September 2020, Vol. II, No. 8
A monthly newsletter from Jim Fischer
What’s on the easel? Well, the same thing as last month (and the month before) but now it is almost finished.
And, as I finish up, opportunities for the Imagination series continue to develop.
These are “Attack Ships Afire Off the Shoulder of Orion” on the left and “The Charge of the Light Brigade” on the right.
And now for something completely different!
As many of you know, back in the 70s I took a long hiatus from doing art (6 years to be exact) and did, tadda, model ships. I finished six with a seventh one unfinished. Just the hull of the Volante (New York, 1853) got done and it has been following me around for 40 years and six moves now. Sooooooo, looking for something to fill the extra hours in lock down this winter (now spent in the garden), I have decided to finish the ship. I estimate, with a couple hours a day, it will take about two years to complete. I have no clue what I will do with the finished model. Occasional updates will be posted for your amusement.
In the garden this month…
Video link: Some help mowing the lawn, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zukeT-QMH5Q (cut and paste URL in new window to view on youtube)
Important topics Steph and I discuss as we continue in lock down (Fauci says until end 2021. Ouch!).
Besides the continuing entertainment from politics, Steph and I have been discussing movies. Watching a comedy the other night we got on the topic of what we considered to be the funniest movies we’ve ever seen. We got six so far: Blazing Saddles (hands down #1, “Where be the white women?”), The Big Lebowski (“Not on the rug, man”), Animal House (“Road trip!”), Life of Brian (“Always look on the sunny side of life”), Gold Member (“At first I thought you were crazy, now I see your nuts”) and Duck Soup (“Pick a card, any card. That’s okay, you can keep it, I got 51 more.”). Now, using these as our standard (gotta be way out there crazy funny), we’re stuck. Most others, while funny, were no where near as persistently insane as these (well, maybe Oh, Brother (“We’re in a tight spot”)). Any ideas?
That’s all for now. Be well. And what’s on your easel?
Jim Fischer, 530 Liberty Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07307
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