August 25, 2007
The Essence of Painting
Now here's some guaranteed painting satisfaction!
Painting steps... the act of painting reduced to it's most basic, purest & satisfying form. No meddlesome artistic content to get in the way!
There are few wrong ways to paint steps. The brush cannot make a mistake... the paint glides on perfectly every time. The act of painting assumes an additional role of renewal and magical transformation... which Art often fails to achieve.
The poor weather-beaten steps are given new life by the act of painting. They are renewed to last out another season against time & the weather.
I have a special feeling about these steps anyhow, since I built them from scratch years ago. They've held up well over the 10 years since that hot summer when I cut them out on the front lawn.
Now it looks like the south side of the house needs a little painting satisfaction of its own. Yet I search, and easily find dozens of reasons to delay such satisfaction. Truly amazing how quickly the reasons spring to mind!
I think I'll just rest on my laurels for awhile yet... and admire the steps.