July 2016

The beautiful is as useful as the useful. More so perhaps...
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To all ye who are on the list

Take heart and be glad! Not everyone is on this list. It's nice to be "in." Brace yourself, because believe it or not, some people are on this list and they never read a jot or tittle of this newsletter. Newsletter upon newsletter sits languishing in their email inbox, providing unneeded strain on a weary email server, devoid of its intended purpose to bring beauty, laughter, and rich story-telling. But you've read it, and it is to you that I say, God bless you. (And Thanks)

The Great Lake(s) here we come! Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff in Saint Joseph, MI is our next stop and I am really looking forward to this one. It's been recommended by numerous artists and that is really all I have to go off of. It's right on Lake Michigan! I'll take pictures... don't worry. The schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, JULY 8th - Krasl Block Party; 5 PM to 9 PM
SATURDAY, JULY 9th - 10 AM to 6 PM
SATURDAY, JULY 9th - Smooth Jazz at Sunset; 7 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 10th - 10 AM to 5 PM
Art AND saxophones. Should be a great time.

Know anyone in Southwest Michigan? Send them on by!

Go big or go home

That saying has never really made much sense to me so I guess this is a good use of it if there ever was one. I spent my entire time in between shows on this one piece (see below). I'm really happy with it. I'm grateful to Beard's Floral for providing the goods! Thanks Matthew!

The cymbidium orchid sits right at the edge of the light. The bluish pinks are set off by the tarnished silver vase and yellow tablecloth. Light is my main focus in each painting, that's a given, but the color relationships here just blew me away when I set up the still life. It was one of those moments where the beauty of it caused a tremendous ache, the good kind of ache. What one would call a longing. It reminded me of the words of our friend C. S. Lewis:

"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

Ernesto Vicente IV

Clothing is overrated. A good diaper, underrated. He's now big enough to fit in the high chair that held his mother before him and her father before her.

He's completely mobile now: Speed burst crawling, pulling to standing on anything he can find enough purchase on, eating whatever he finds on the way with a complete disregard for his own safety. He's reckless and can no longer be contained. As we are about to embark on the longest drive we've ever made it's high time I took his and our interest in mind. Ernest IV is staying with the grandparents for our next trip. Yep, it's our first time away from him for longer than 12 hours. He'll have a great time. Grandma and Grandpa will have a great time. We'll have an easier time. I love you son.

After many near misses...

Path of Cloaks has made it's final ride to a collector in KC. If you'd like to hear the tale of a painting that was "sold" 3 times and yet remained "unsold," despite being "sold" to two people at the same time, just ask. Truth, it is said, is stranger than fiction, and this is the case for this piece. Anyhow, all's well that ends well. Thanks Larry, I hope you enjoy the piece for many years to come.

Have a burning question? Want to ask it? Simply reply to this email and I'll get back to you.

God bless, Farewell friends,
Ernest Vincent Wood III
As promised... the Print Store now carries the entire shadow puppet series. Buy one for that turtle-y friend of yours. Click the turtle and go!

In answer to those who were wondering... I have all 20 digits at the time of this email. I'm fervently hoping to keep them all.
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