Oh, Thank God my friend Krisse showed up!She stood there looking at the start of my "Atlantic City Boardwalk" murals and kept saying she didn't get what she was looking at... then she pointed out how, for the rest of the play (Thorton Wilder's Skin of Our Teeth), Act II, the landscape was too far away, too pushed back... so together we brainstormed and re-did the whole thing! We did a little editing, used a bit of tape, squinted a lot, and mixed it up. And quickly too! We started at 4:30, got a burger from the 10th grade BBQ and a quick tour of the science department's reptile tagging holding pen at 6, and finished the painting by 7:30pm!
It's been a long time since I painted with Krisse and yet it felt like just yesterday. We move across the picture as if dancing. I grin ear to ear doing it and thinking about it.