Yesterday at an end-of-semester exhibition of faculty, student and alumni work, a gift fare of sorts, I bought the painting you see above. Its a tiny thing, two and a half inches by five and half inches, painted on wood, but it called to me across a crowded room (I shall resist that opportunity). The work of an alumnus Seth Fitts, it is titled Ritual Tree and will either go on the coffee table or, more likely, be grouped on the nightstand with a Meiji period bronze crab and a 19th century watercolor of a woman reading by lamplight.
Today, having worked seven days in a row and still have a gallery opening to go to before I head out for my sixty-five mile drive home, I really feel the need of a pick-me-up which I shall not get till I reach home.
So, this week's pick-me-up in honor of my own Ol' Blue Eyes - you're always on my mind.
Ol' Blue Eyes
1 ounce of gin,
1/2 ounce orange curacao
1/2 ounce blue curacao
Squeeze lemon juice