Returned home to learn of the death of an early art mentor... someone who made a big difference in my artistic self confidence... someone who gave me artful responsibility and said "Yes You Can!" when I was doubtful. I'll talk more about her another time, but right now I have some thinking to do.
Also returned home with 9 and 11 yr old g-daughters, one will be in Y camp with her cousins this week, the older will be my helpmate... maybe I can be her mentor in some way. It's going to be a very full week.
On a lighter note, I made magic with the Home Depot paint machine in NOLA... the kids had mistakenly picked out a caramel wall color but the new carpet called for something more along the lines of milk chocolate... so I asked the young girl* at the paint counter if she could add some purple to the paint... but, that will change the color!... yes, I expect it will. Turned out her idea of purple was magenta and now we have an orangish hue. Could you add some blue? Sure... she sez, with a puzzled look. Perfecto! A lush milk chololate that makes your mouth drool when you walk in their bedroom room. And I thought I had no color sense! Plus my new daughter-in-law thinks I'm a genius!
*Remember, the New Orleans Metro work force is seriously suffering since so many left for other areas, so I wasn't dealing with a lot of experience in this dept.