10 Best Boy with a Hat Paintings

The Torn Hat Thomas Sully

The word "best" in this title is, of course, subjective. What this gallery of a post features are some of my favorite boy with a hat paintings from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Boys wearing hats are an interesting subject in painting. They wear on their faces the innocence of their young age, but … Continue reading 10 Best Boy with a Hat Paintings

Summer Leaves (Or Flowers Are Pretty, But Leaves Are Wise with Light)

The fresh green of leaves awoken to the light of the sun, isn't that one of the most wonderful things you can ever see? A common wonder, by each spring and summer multiplied, not bound to a specific place or time. Flowers usually get all the exclamation marks, but I like to think of myself … Continue reading Summer Leaves (Or Flowers Are Pretty, But Leaves Are Wise with Light)

I Love Mondays—Don’t You?

When I was a kid, I used to hate Mondays. I used to hate having to get up early in the morning, get dressed, and walk to school. My teeth were often clattering as I got dressed—I was always cold even if it wasn’t necessarily cold in the house. I felt weak and watery and … Continue reading I Love Mondays—Don’t You?