Golf drawing from Olden Times
First in a series of golf drawings
T he problem with my game can be summed up in two words: anger management.
In fact, I very nearly named this piece Anger Management, but The Colonel noted that the drawing didn’t show anyone wigging out.
“It doesn’t have to,” I said. “It’s art!”
She rolled her eyes and pinched the bridge of her nose.
“Well wasn’t there a movie called that with Adam Sandler? And didn’t he make another golf movie?” she asked.
“Maybe he’ll buy the original!”
“Maybe you’re a bonehead,” she said, with a touch of snort.
As usual, she was right (er, not about me being a bonehead, I hope). Adam Sandler didn’t buy the original (someone else did…yay!), and I named it First Hole, as it was to be my first golf drawing.
A year or so later, one of my clients who, miraculously, was familiar with the course, wrote and told me that this was actually the last hole, not the first.
So maybe I am a bonehead…
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"I've always felt that artists who gabble on about 'how relaxing art is for them' are full of crap. I always thought Hemingway got it right: '...you sit down at a typewriter and open a vein'.
You've gotta bleed a little"
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