Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Commits $100M to Bolster Arts & Culture Sustainability, Economic Impact and Access in Western New York
Part of $200 million total commitment to arts & culture economic drivers in Southeast Michigan and WNY

 Late pm. Call from Art Gallery. They wish to exhibit my “Child’s Vision of Christmas Eve” in connection with their sale of Christmas cards, and I consented. 

  During a blizzard the night before Thanksgiving a flash of pink lightning and a clap of thunder – the wonder and mystery of nature were reborn –

P.M. – Edgar Schenck came out & picked up “Sun & Rocks” and “Song of the Marsh” for the Contemporary Art Room Committee to consider as a purchase – (we agreed on $2500 as a minimum).

 Who does not like to be melancholy once in a while, especially when nature is the cause? I like to tramp through the dry leaves and twigs and hear the mournful wind sob thru the sleeping branches. 

Thanksgiving day – Hank went with us, (and Peggy and Tommy) to the church service, which was at 10:00.

An artist should make all the physical acts of his everyday life conform to the laws of nature—

A cold damp lowery morning – intensely brilliant horizon sky; tops + edges of all things jet black + vibrating –

All day in Studio, redrawing my study for “Black Walnut” (which I also think of as “The Double Bed” on First Sight) – the material for which I got at Bertha’s old home (the “boys” bedroom) several years ago.

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Painter, naturalist, American Master.