Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Who said Sisyphus was a myth?

This is the house my parents bought in 1953 on Martha's Vineyard.  It's the heart and soul of our extended family.  Upkeep is a challenge, to put it mildly.  The original owner (1905) aptly named her "the house of winds".  Doors slam suddenly and without provocation.  She's survived many a hurricane, but the salt sea air digs at her.  For as long as I can remember, I have spent my vacation scraping the four sets of stairs and porch trim. (Someone else paints) Every year.  For 50 weeks a year I paint in my studio at home or in Studio 3 of the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia.  For two weeks a year, I scrape.

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