I received the best gift ever from Dan Barney for our anniversary. He's a good thoughtful gift-giver always but I don't think this one can be topped. It a ring from the first century. It's Roman, originating from Macedonia. The story is that it was discovered in a collection in Germany. Cool huh?
The Minerva ring reminded me of Minerva Teichert, and got me to thinking. The thing is, I've never gotten past the point that she would paint of the BACK of masonite. I personally don't like that surface, why would she do that? But I'm looking at her in the picture above (she's the figure on the right) and I'm thinking ...cool headband Minerva. Maybe I should look reassess my harsh judgement of her. She did do a lot of work and some of those compositions are complicated. I sort of like her colors. Most importantly, maybe she spent her whole life's work illustrating something she was passionate about. That's pretty cool.