Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rooftop Camping


I took my house down this evening because I was tired of it,and I put up one of Osprey's gorgeous tents. Inside I have my simple black table, on which is my radio, and my TV/slide show, and a comfy armchair.

Makes me think of Matisse, that armchair.

I looked in my Retrospective book of Matissse and found a wonderful quotation I had never read before:

"When I started to paint, I felt transported into a kind of paradise .... In everyday life, I was usually bored and vexed by the things that people were always telling me I must do. Starting to paint, I felt gloriously free, quiet and alone." Ah yes.

3 comments:

Osprey said...

Yes.

HBA... or am I? said...

And me!

HBA said...

Poor house! How long had it been there?