Wednesday, July 08, 2009

weather sketchbook

The L.A. Times has streamlined it's weather page and these great little paragraphs will no longer be printed. This is the last one. I didn't know of that when I painted the dying oleander blossoms. The blossoms are almost more beautiful when they lay on the ground at the foot of the plant. What I like is the poetry of the headline. It's the headline that is gone.......

6 comments:

  1. I have always loved your weather sketchbooks and it will be sad to not see those poetic headlines along with your lovely paintings.

    These two are beautiful—fitting farewell!

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  2. So sorry about the disappearance of those wonderful headlines - thanks for these last two. I love those dill pickles!

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  3. Oh I have enjoyed these tremendously - what a loss for us all - the paper should have added your images, and not deleted anything!!

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  4. That's a good idea Sandy. Thank you all for the comments. I appreciate them!

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  5. No! They can't do that to us! This is the first thing that has caused me to truly mourn the gradual demise of our newspapers. I stopped reading them years ago, preferring to get my news from NPR and letting go of all the "if it bleeds it leads" stuff. But I've so enjoyed your wonderful weather art. Have you thought about creating your own handwritten weather reports? Or maybe switching to the obituaries? or the pork bellies reports?

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  6. Dee - For goodness sake send them a link to your blog. They should change their mind about dropping the headers. If they don't they have no soul.

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