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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Christmas Tree, 1965; Conté crayon and colored pencil on paper, 21 3/4 x 13 3/8 inches (sight); Private Collection

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Christmas Tree, 1965; Conté crayon and colored pencil on paper, 21 3/4 x 13 3/8 inches (sight); Private Collection

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, December 14, 1961

Friday, December 14, 2018

About 2 or 3 inches of snow – alternate sunlight and clouds, a brisk wind from the s.w. a delightful early winter day.

Mid a.m. Sally called – she has been Christmas shopping every morning this week – Everything was ok she said.

Working in the studio some on drawings. Made a few corrections on the “May 9, 1917” drawing (Circus Parade) but did not mount it.

Worked on the “November” studies I had mounted.

After lunch we went food shopping – Then home.

Evening Belle called to say Joe had a slight heart attack, but was again “up and around.”

The recording of Virgil Thomas, “Plow that Broke the Plains” and “The River” arrived about noon. I played it during our lunch, and again at bed-time – We liked it in the first hearing; but it is only on the second hearing that its real beauty begins to show. At first one notes the use of hymns and folk songs and fails to grasp the real meat of the music.

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, December 14, 1961

 

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