I wish I could do this.


The closest I’m going to get to owning a Van Gogh is this painting as a framed poster.

I love art. I could spend hours walking around art galleries and museums looking at paintings, sculptures, you name it. Chicago has a great art museum, and when I was in high school, my French class went there to see the great Impressionist works, including Monet’s water lilies, Degas’ ballet dancers, and Van Gogh’s sunflowers. Starry Night was not one of them, unfortunately, and it sucked because I was looking forward to seeing that one the most. I have not one artistic bone in my body, and while that painting on its face looks easy to do, since it’s just brush stroke after brush stroke, I don’t need to be an artist to know it would take me months to accomplish that, if not longer.

People that have no appreciation for art confuse me. I always hear people say they would be bored stiff at an art museum, that it’s just paintings hanging on a wall so who cares…how the hell can you look at that painting and not be moved by it? Not feel the story it’s telling?

Yeesh. Some people.




  1. Really Great Gift Ideas · May 24, 2017

    Ah, my friend, but you ARE artistic with your ability to write!

    Art museums ARE fun, and even if someone feels as though they’ve been dragged there by a friend or loved one, they can still have fun people watching!

    I get a kick out of people who are people-watching ME and my very tiny braless boobies, as I look at and appreciate the art! Some people have described ME as being “a work of art!”

    Keep up the artistic writing and blogging!


  2. Mary C · May 24, 2017

    I am moved by artwork too. So many people are just not exposed to it early enough in life so they don’t get it. As an avid reader, I have the exact same feeling when someone says they don’t like to read! What?!


  3. janebasilblog · May 24, 2017

    If you ever get the chance to go to Paris, you’ll love the Louvre. Apart from housing the most famous painting in the world – a little thing from the brush of Leonardo Da Vinci, it has a room full of Van Gogh paintings. There’s one in particular – you’ll know it when you see it. It takes up a whole wall, it looks as if it’s lit up from behind, and there,s a door beside it, which takes you into an empty room. It’s there to prove that there are no lights illuminating it from the back of the canvas. The man was a genius. That painting shows his incredible skill. I’ve been to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, and although they’re amazing, none of his paintings there impressed me like that one.
    I’ve been a Van Gogh devotee since I was about seven…


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