Monday, December 15, 2014
Dear Kris K.
My Dearest Santa,
My, my-- can you believe another year has gone by? The last I knew I was wondering if I should make a New Year's Resolution, and now here it is time to disregard another one! Where does the time go?
How are you and Mrs K.? Please give her my warmest regards. I swear the woman must have the patience of Job. What with the elves hammering and clanging and singing non-stop, and all that reindeer poop to take care of. Is it true that that's what Chia Pets are made from? Anyway, don't forget to say "hey" to the elves for me, as well. Let them know I appreciate what they cooked up for me last year. I know I asked for heat for the Winter, and that lump of coal came in handy, I'll tell you! I used it to light my living room couch on fire so I could stay warm for one night. Thanks.
Santa, I know this year has been an exceptionally trying one for all of us here below the North Pole. What, with frightening disease, mass starvation, riots, war and over-all nastiness the whole World over. And Santa, I just want to remind you of one thing:
None of it was my fault.
That should get me some bonus points! Am I right? Heck yeah!
So with all that in mind, here Santa is what I think I deserve for Christmas this year. Mostly, it's the intangibles as opposed to specific items. Like my first choice is Serenity.
Serenity comes with peace of mind. And to an Artist, what can soothe ones mind and make the brush flow smoother than a whole lot of crisp, green serenity? The kind with dead Founding Fathers on it! Let's have some Franklins, Hamiltons, a few Chase's, then throw in some dead presidents-- Jackson, Lincoln, Grant, McKinley. To coin a phrase; For this Christmas, Serenity now!
I know it's important to support the arts, and one way of doing that is by buying work from other artists. Since, I can't afford that, next on my Christmas list are sculptures by Jeff Koons.
Look, everybody knows he's playing rich people for chumps by calling his banal, worthless crap "art " So if I had one of his bright, stupid looking sculptures, like a Chia Pet covered in mirrors, or something I could sell it for millions of dollars to people who don't have a clue they are being laughed at! Hey, a fool and his money, right? What could be more Christmas-ee than that?
Keeping with my spirit of giving, Santa I want to help all those struggling galleries out there. It's obvious they are having a hard time selling quality artwork. So if quality doesn't cut it, they should sell mine instead!
This Christmas, while you're dropping by delivering all my goodies, pick up some of my paintings and drop them off to galleries around the world. Hey, they can't do any worse, right? Plus, it'll ease up some of the work-load for the elves! You're welcome, Santa.
Well, that should do it Santa. It's a short list and imminently do-able if I say so myself. Have a safe and happy flight. I hope Blitzen doesn't have the same intestinal problems he had last year. Or maybe you can just re-position him so he's not right in front of you...
'Til I see you on Christmas Eve, Peace on Earth etc., etc.,