It was an unpleasantly hot Labor Day morning and I was waiting for blog inspiration to come to me so I could write today's column.
It didn't come.
That's odd. Maybe I was supposed to make a picture then?
I decided I would make a picture of alien spaceships in a John Constable painting. So I opened up photoshop and then opened my folder of John Constable paintings. There was an interesting Van Gogh drawing in there that wouldn't work at all!
So I opened it up.
Why did I open this up? But there was no one to answer. So I put an alien spaceship in it but it just came out like a weird, giant pointing thing in the sky.
"That's neat." I said.
Then I put in a flying saucer.
Then I put in two cats. Then I got rid of a cat.
I put in a skyscraper, no, a tower, no, two towers. I got rid of the pointing thing. I added two flying saucers. I got rid of all the flying saucers.
I ask you: Is it respectful to stage an alien visitation in a Van Gogh drawing.
No, but that ship has already sailed, and the aliens I tried adding looked really bad anyway. I added a ship to represent the sailed ship.
I took it out.
Once I watched a Picasso film where he painted a picture and at any moment he could have stopped but he just kept going and painting over things and just completely changing everything over and over.
It was then that I decided to put a hole in my Van Gogh picture.
And I was done: