Thursday, June 19, 2008


Hi everybody,

I had a flash of nostalgia today. I received a couple of cards from my friend Hetty in The Netherlands. She used gesso on them to give them a painterly look. When I was in college, a LONG time ago, I used gallons of gesso preparing my canvases for painting assignments. I can still recall the smell of gesso without opening a jar. What a luxury it was to spend a month or more on a single canvas, although back then I didn't really appreciate time as a luxury. Now and then I wish I had time to take up painting again but I have no regrets. I'm one of the lucky ones who gets to do what he loves for a living thanks to all of you! Maybe I'll pick up a little jar of gesso and keep it on my drawing table as a reminder of how blessed I am.

1 comment:

Hetty said...

Hi Mike!
I am glad to have brought you back old and fond memories!
If anyone else wants to see the card, check out my blog:

Keep them coming, those wonderful stamps!!!!!