Using the "trick yourself by treating yourself" idea, I started the day with a quick blog-roll checkup, a local errand, and an early lunch at the local cafe while working on my artists statement for two bodies of work, and then I hit the library and found:
Almost as head-spinning as a quick trip to the Met or the National Gallery, I spent at least an hour pouring through Phaidon's "The American Art Book" which is a hefty tome and a worthy one too.
What a delicious selection of works, all arranged alphabetically by artist; almost everything from the early early days to the present is at least touched upon. Here are two favorites out of many:
Joseph (Guiseppe) Stella (Tree of My Life) on top, Ammi Phillips (Portrait of a Young Woman, Possibly Mrs. Hardy) below.
But aaaaaaa!!!!! my brain is full to overflowing with images, and I have to get at least something on paper. Today. Now. And since I've checked off three other things on my to-do list (call 7Days, call the insurance people, write something for the blog, oh, hi there...) I think it's time to do just that.