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Monday, October 13, 2014
Day 67 and The Lazy Brown Fox
The day is number sixty seven and the title of the piece is The Lazy Brown Fox. I had to give it that title because I painted this on a piece of practice calligraphy paper that my mom had saved. I have gradually been going through all the paper ephemera that my mother saved. I think that the interesting thing is that I have learned more about my mother after her passing by going through her saved collection of papers then I did talking to her. She loved calligraphy and I think when she was living in Japan she took some classes. I do know that she loved the whole art of sumi painting and the creation of textural characters. She often wanted to recreate words or poetry in calligraphy to share with friends or just to put on her own wall. She has a whole book of hand lettered practice pages. This page gave me a clue what my next animal to paint would be. I have no idea where the thought that a fox was lazy but maybe it has something to do with how little they will work for food. I really don't know. I have only had a few sightings of foxes in my life time and one night I was driving my boys home and there was a driving rain and I hit a fox that was running across the road. I tried in vain to keep from hitting the fox but it just couldn't be avoided. I must say I was quite distressed over this event. I never ever want to have any part in killing an animal for any reason unless perhaps for self defense but even that would be difficult for me. I appreciate the Native American Indians respect of animals. Sacrificing an animal only for the survival of the man. I love this fox .. i love the undone parts. I was going to say I am not tired anymore but I just about fell asleep and it's morning!!! I must need a nap haha ..
Ok if you would love to own this lazy brown fox just email me at email@example.com. Now only 33 days left .. so grateful to be practicing a painting a day .. see you tomorrow..