I finally finished the winner of the last poll - Brinkley! His mom, Carol, also won the drawing for the free painting last week and so she'll get this painting for free. Thank you for donating Carol! If you'd like to donate to my at-risk kids and have a chance to win a free painting (new drawing each Friday), click donate in the upper right hand corner of the blog! For each $5 you donate, your name will be placed in the drawing one week. So if you donate $10, your name is in the drawing twice the first week after you give, once the second week, and none after that.
I've started my summer reading too - right now it's Jerry Saltz's "Seeing Out Louder" He's an art critic and was nominated twice for the Pulitzer. I'm about half way through and so far he's been a great advocate for women artists, at times very annoyed with the commercialism of the art fairs (ie Art Basel), and down right disgusted with art auctions like Christie's. ("Auctions are like stripteases: they rely on people being enticed by what's just out of reach"). But hey, he does like Jeff Koons. Sometimes.