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Karen Winters of La Canada Flintridge stands in front of her oil painting, a special award winner, at the Montrose Art Walk on May 18, 2013.
Bilbo Baggins May 19, 2013 at 04:12 pm
I must say that I do not usually comment on articles online. in fact, this is the first time in aRead More long career. But I felt I needed to call this woman out on her horrible attitude. I witnessed a very kind, gentle man asking this woman if he could take a picture of one of her paintings. She aggressively asked him, "Why? What was the reason?" The man responded that he simply wanted to show his wife. She acquiesced and then launched into a diatribe about how some people actually "have the nerve" to ask her to take a picture of her work because they want to go home and take a swing at reproducing it. This woman's attitude is abhorent. It is so unbelievably ungenerous that I find it hard to believe she is an artist (and a middling one at that). I happen to be a filmmaker. And yes, humbly, my work is known internationally. What I have always held dear is that artists and their work are meant to encourage, to motivate, to inspire, to uplift the human condition and above all, to be generous. That is being a true artist. If a person wants to take a picture of something she has created and is then inspired enough to want to attempt to reproduce it, that should be enough. Filmmakers borrow from other filmmakers work all the time. And painters and photographers do as well. The singular vanity and selfishness of this woman caused me shame as an artist. Not because she isn't trying to ply her trade to the best of her ability, but because she wanted to close the door on others perhaps wanting to do so. This woman should not be lauded. She should be ashamed. Her actions were disgusting. And I suspect that in life, her lack of generosity will cause her to forever fail in achieving that which she desires the most...to be a true artist.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK February 23, 2013 at 11:51 am
How could I find pleasure in watching a jaded and immoral industry that, in the midst of horribleRead More gun atrocities, released a movie titled SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD.
Andrea Rose January 15, 2013 at 08:05 pm
I'm no defender of poor grammar in any way, but I never see the point of people who like to guffawRead More at the occasional mistakes of those who've written about fires, shootings, windstorms, burned bodies, elections or any number of other things. I agree with Leslie that chat and texting have made for a much cruder verbal identity among our youth to the point where they won't be able to get a job interview or assemble a decent, legible resume. But publicly saying "har, har, let me flex my grammar muscle and shame others" just seems like a poor, bitter and unpleasant way to get your message across and carries the same negative energy as something like "LOL, look @ u, u r a looser!" You have a problem with what a writer did? E-mail him or her. Don't abuse your power of commenting just to put a spotlight on the fact that you found a few mistakes. I'm not looking for a fight, Leslie, but there are better ways to make a point, right?
Leslie Aitken January 17, 2013 at 01:29 pm
Dan -- your attempts at jocularity were successful. My first comment was meant to be somewhatRead More tongue-in-cheek. And in my second comment I even mock my self -- bottom line, my intent was to be a bit of a grammar yenta! My intention wasn't to "guffaw", "har har" or "shame" anyone -- just give a bit of a nudge. :)
Dan Crandell January 17, 2013 at 06:52 pm
@ keslie I have been unshamed by a master grammar yenta. Almost didn't hurt at all. Take care.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK January 10, 2013 at 07:18 pm
Even though I live out of state, but grew up out there, I am so glad that some one noticed aRead More sorrowful absence of any kind of memorial. This is a very deserved and woinderful way to acknowlege this gentle man who rendered so much joy to his viewers. I do hope pics are taken and posted on the site.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 31, 2012 at 05:13 pm
Michael Forgot to punch cn cap lock to undo it. Poor vision, also..b
ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 31, 2012 at 05:16 pm
It seems unfair to choose only one person, when a number of people deserve it. But, if that is notRead More possible, I cast my vote for Cheryl...I may have to rent in Montrose to be a voting member.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 31, 2012 at 05:21 pm
Re writing in caps. Who decided that caps is shouting and what power do they hold to make itRead More mandatory. Caps are easier to read for older folks. Amazing how upset people get over this..
Sue Kilpatrick November 21, 2012 at 03:55 pm
Clever observation and true. The whole scenario is very representative of media and family- a sadRead More commentary. This is not meant to be critical or funny.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 21, 2012 at 06:05 pm
Sue: If you want proof of what you just wrote, google kabc news, Los angeles. It reads like aRead More tabloid. This also speaks to the public's appetites, the media knows what sells...b
ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 22, 2012 at 12:06 am
I found NORMAN GRABOWSKI in the diary I kept for many years. I entered something every day. On aRead More Saturday in 1983, I entered that I had enjoyred listening to Rockin' John Henry on his Saturday Bandstand show. He had NORMAN GRABOWSkI in the studio, and when I found out he was from So. Cal and had delivered fresh eggs to ROE ZEE market. I really payed attention. He was a genious hot rod builder who invented and built the first "T-Bucket" which was featured on 77 Sunset Strip> He was also a master wood carver and his hand carved wooden skull shifter knobs became top priority for hot rodders. I throw this in because someone out there may have something interesting to add to this C. V. legend...b
Collette October 10, 2012 at 11:36 am
Frank is GREAT! My husband and I go to Arclight in Pasadena all the time and Frank is usually theRead More one announcing our movie. He is cool and is a wonderful addition to a hopefully good movie! He ROCKS! We love you Frank :-)
Davy Carnoldi December 26, 2012 at 03:12 am
Saw him today at showing of Lincoln: love the guy!
RT October 19, 2012 at 01:54 pm
Wow, who knew there were so many Patch haters?
Donna Evans (Editor) October 19, 2012 at 01:57 pm
@RT hahaha - welcome to online journalism. haters are everywhere!
RT October 19, 2012 at 03:59 pm
Well I'm not one of them Donna! Keep up the good work. The selection of the Tournament of RosesRead More Queen and her court is a local tradition for many of us and the fact that the Rose Parade, including the Queen and her court, is seen on tv by millions worldwide, makes it a national event like it or not.