Gifted Engineer–Spelling Challenged

by Lisa

I must say Bill, that is a GOOD one! That little typo (see Bill’s last post) is almost as good as the one a student of mine made once when she signed her name to a painting and misspelled it!! I can correct your banner technicalities, but I can’t fix that ‘ol typo without clocking in a whole lot of photoshop time, and that in’t gonna happen. No no. I plan on getting plenty of mileage out of this one.  Thank you for sharing.

And HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you since Bill left out that salutation in his zeal for showing his Priot painting. My resolution is to cook less and paint more. Hopefully I’ll lose some tonage that way too.

I am posting a picture of a painting in progress using my new pochade Open Box M (plug plug–please send all endorsement perks to my home address. PS, I would really like the ball head tripod and paper towel holder.) This was done on location at a wonderful place called Meditation Mount (plug plug — I could really use a week at your retreat.)


Finally, I would just like to say a word about how much I LOVE apricots! They just became my new favorite fruit. 

God help me if I have misspelled anything here.

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7 Responses to Gifted Engineer–Spelling Challenged

  1. wrjones says:

    Looks like you initiated your new easel with a great landscape painting. Besides the other attachments for your pochade I think you need a sleeping bag and some mosquito repellent so you can stay outdoors and catch that early morning light.

    By the way, it is tonnage. You might want to consider using Word to develop your posts to avoid these amateurish spelling blunders.

  2. grfxho says:

    Paragraph 1, line 4. “in’t” isn’t a word.

    I thought the misspell in the Priot painting was just part of Bill’s quirkiness or the name of the apricot farmer’s family. You know, one of the Boston Priots.

    If Bill were quicker he would have said “Yes, I know it’s misspelled. Let that be a lesson to you all about the importance of a quiet, biker-free environment for painting landscapes with signs in them. I sacrifice my own art so that others may learn.”

  3. lbtowers says:

    I just knew that was going to happen. It’s okay. I asked for God’s protection on that one. I’m really impressed you caught that even though I know you spell checked it.

  4. lbtowers says:

    Neither is “gonna”. It was a yoke. Thank you to all you grammar police. By the way, I do NOT need to lose toNNage. Thank you Bill for offering THAT correction forth to our viewers. NOT.

  5. 01varvara says:

    Don’t you just like the terminally earnest? Sometimes, one makes a DELIBERATE error… for emphasis. As for me, I can think of several good places to send the terminally keen and eternally “correct”… no, Bill, I am not THAT vicious (although I agree they deserve it)… no, Lisa, I am not that forgiving (I am as sinful-ginful as all the rest!).

    If the two of you have a set-to over this, at least make it INTERESTING… dullness is the ultimate sin, you know.

  6. Alexander says:

    Nice paintings. I like the way you photograph your painting here.
    Happy New Year!

    Alex’s World! –

  7. 100swallows says:

    Oh, come on, Bill and Lisa! Less fuss over something so unimportant. Nobody but a stickler like 100swallows would notice such a thing—it just doesn’t matter—or shouldn’t.
    I worked for awhile with a stonemason who restored old monuments and did new ones too. One day we had to quickly finish one for a public inauguration. The guys—illiterate men—had to write the sculptor’s name, which was VALERA, on the base of the monument and wrote VARELA. I had to be the one to notice it. There was no time left to erase it entirely and start over. The old carver told me not to worry. He did a patch job with glue and stone dust which I thought looked like hell but it satisfied everyone in the workshop and I even had to pretend that it satisfied me. I think no one at the inauguration noticed anything. They would probably never have noticed the uncorrected name either.
    What a beautiful easel (or pochade?), Lisa! I’m afraid I would spend more time looking at those mountains than painting them.

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