Sunday, January 4, 2009
Playin' by ear
Roger, the Gem State's finest has bestowed upon The Van Gogh's Ear Award. This from the purveyor of The Idaho Daily Photo is both gracious and thoughtful and is thankfully received. .
As Roger notes, "this prize is given to people that make a difference in the world" (and blogosphere). As we know, Van Gogh was certifiable. But a mad genius just might be a trait shared by said artists, although cutting off your ear lobe as a payment to a woman of ill repute is much crazier than most. He was a fabulous but-didn’t-believe-it artist, creator of wonderful canvas works like The Church at Auvers.
Roger notes that “We are all artists in our own way be it art, photography, writing, philosophy, comedy, blogging and we all go a little crazy sometimes”. To be awarded this is great, and from Roger, an excellent photo artist in his own right. As Ringo sang
“Lend me an ear
and I’ll sing out of tune”