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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Backyards in Spring, 1951; conté crayon and India ink wash on paper, 9 1/4 x 12 1/2" (23.49 x 31.75 cm.); Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Margaret Gowans Fund, 1952

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Backyards in Spring, 1951; conté crayon and India ink wash on paper, 9 1/4 x 12 1/2" (23.49 x 31.75 cm.); Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Margaret Gowans Fund, 1952

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, December 1, 1950

Saturday, December 1, 2018

                                                                           Dec. 1 – Friday
     Bizarre dreams –
     (1) Of coming [home] and finding that Gordon Washburn’s teen age son was demolishing our garbage can; when Washburn came to see me about some matter,- I said to him “Listen Gordon, you must admit you’ll have to pay for the damage your son is doing-“ Instead of answering me, he got down and started to crawl under the turf along our driveway; in a few moments he was completely under, his form plainly visible under the sod.- - - -
     (2) -A peacock – a dog worrying it – the peacock growled just like a dog and gave one bark. When the dog came at it, the bird opened its mouth wide, and stuck out a huge tongue – the dog rushed forward and started licking the peacock’s tongue, at which the peacock closed its mouth, covering the dog’s whole head.
     A.M. – B & I shopping at Loblaw’s – a fine fresh day, after the storm’s departure.
     P.M. – B babysitting for M. –
     Working on another drawing – “Backyards in Spring” -
Charles E. Burchfield, December 1, 1950

 

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