Thursday, December 31, 2009

Closed and Round, Positively Bulbous

After several hours with Lionel, pointing out the kind of artichoke that needed to be in the painting, we headed out of the fields. Before the road, Lionel pulled over, hopped out, and freed a few artichokes from their stems with a swift slice of his knife. Ironically, he selected sizes and shapes similar to Jacob's original painting.

When I asked Lionel why he picked those, he answered, "Oh, I like those better."

So do we which is why Jacob painted that kind of artichoke in the first place. But, Lionel claims, people like the round ones better.

What people?!?

Still, a good rule to thumb: give people what they want, especially when they are paying you.

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