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Friday, January 29, 2010

January 29 Lunacy

lunacy \'lu-ne-se\n pl -cies [lunatic] (1541) 1 a:INSANITY b: intermittent insanity once believed to be related to phases of the moon 2: wild foolishness: extravagant folly 3: a foolish act

In honor of the nearly full moon, I painted the negative image of last night's painting, or the positive of the real thing. And in a moment of lunacy, I pressed my index finger tips into the paint in a halo around the moon.

This will be the painting, that when found at a garage sale in 2095, someone will be excited because they knew a Leasman painting existed that had the finger prints of the artist. It was created during that challenge back in twenty-ten, when the artist painted one painting every day of the whole year. Remember? And that painting has been lost for decades and here it's surfaced and is worth a bejillion dollars!

On sale now, for only $290.

8" x 10"


  1. ...and I could get it for $290? That is far less than A Bejillion. I now see the moon in what earlier looked (or didn't look) like a grape Formaniferan. This was the brightest Full Moon of 2010. Do you think perhaps there are fingerprints of an extra-terrestrial around the moon every night but you only get to see them once a year?

  2. Probably the ETs are dancing in the moon shadows.