So there I was …

Being perfectly well behaved and working on installing an access panel for my downstairs shower controls and pipe connections. I cut the hole in the wall and looked in so I could use the shop vac to suck up all of the dirt and saw dust and crap and lo and behold here this was sitting on the ledge of the foundation.

Why couldn’t it have been a Superman #1 instead??? Well yeh, I’m a greedy one!

Art Sunday: Helen McNicoll – On the Cliffs

Helen McNicoll (1879-1915) was one of the most profoundly original female artists in Canada who, as a cosmopolitan painter, played an important role in spreading Impressionism in a country where the new movement was little known. As a result of her deafness due to scarlet fever during childhood, McNicoll concentrated all her energies to piano lessons and painting en plein air, being privately tutored at home. Her work was exhibited at the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts from 1906 to 1914  and, over a number of years, at the Ontario Society of Artists. McNicoll approached art in a quiet and detached way, finding a distance between herself and the preferred subjects: modern female figures or little children in a field of bright yellow wildflowers. Her fresh and vivid style is marked by french Impressionism and her advanced technique, rich, mellow and full of fire.