Monthly Archives: December 2013

things i wish i had said, part 36

“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with … Continue reading

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Just another smith boy christmas

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mo’s bench

Mo has been dabbling with a park bench for our neighborhood park (they have a series of park benches done by various artists.) Other side is painting of two cats. This is the back. To avoid graffiti, it seems essential … Continue reading

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At last, first paragraph of my eventual obituary

Gary Smith, who in 2013 delivered a straight line to actor/banjo player Steve Martin that enabled him to get a big laugh, died blah blah blah. It’s all downhill from here. On with the blah blah blah …

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just another morning conversation, part 51

mo: You poured diet Coke all over the floor. me: I know. mo: “I know????” You knew and didn’t clean it up??? me: I said “Oh, no.” mo: You did not. me: I said oh, mo. mo: you suck. me: … Continue reading

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just another morning conversation, part 50

me: What’s all the Gatorade for? mo: I mix it with water for the papier mache glue. Makes it dry quicker. me: Really? mo: No. mo sucks.

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Mr. Pants’ guide to determining whether an oil painting is dry yet

Mr. Pants is now feverishly working on his sequel, How to Avoid Certain Death by Artist. (step 1 — avoid the meat loaf.)

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