On Saturday, December 12, I sent an email announcing I was giving away the above tryptich to the person who offered to donate the most money to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. The painting hung in the office of my good friend, Tom Schwedhelm, after being elected Mayor of the City of Santa Rosa. Each of the panels is 18"x36", for a total width of 54". Results will be posted after December 15th, the due date for bids.
Peggy and I are taking a "MOOC," which is a Massive Open Online Course. The course title is "The Science of Happiness," and it is through the University of California, Berkeley. We've learned much in the last month, and one lesson is that money CAN buy happiness. But above about $70,000 a year, it really only buys happiness if you give it away. I love color and I love to paint, and science shows that selling my art for money isn't going to make me any happier. So, I will continue to paint, and give my art to others to bring joy into their lives. I hope that means you who are reading this!
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