past the end of your nose

One of my favorite movies as a kid (and even as an adult, yes...I'll admit it!) was Mary Poppins. I loved the singing, the costumes and the animation that accompanied some of the dance scenes. There were also a few things from that movie that have stuck with me through to being an adult: -feeding birds is good therapy

-laughter really is the best medicine

-there is no such thing as 'over packing' for a trip (when you have a bottomless carpet bag, that is!)

-drawing on the sidewalk is only the BEGINNING of the adventure

-and some people can't see past the end of their nose

Yes, it's all very deep and life changing to be sure. And this painting is an example of not being able to (clearly) see past the end of my nose.

"the alley @ night"

acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"


I think I wrote a bit about this earlier, but this is from a blurry photo I took, at night, while walking Gershwin....and this is kind of what it looks like to me when I take my glasses off. I can't see very well without them...and the further away you or something is...the hairier or blurrier that thing (or person) will look. Sometimes not being able to see past the end of your nose can be an exercise in creativity and looking at things differently.

(Bet you didn't think of THAT did you, Mary Poppins?!)