Ring my beh eh ell, ring my bell.
Ma Bell, I got the ill communication.
One ringy dingy, two ringy dingy.
One less bell to answer.
Let’s fast forward through the ages of painting, shall we? Once upon a time, artists made paintings on the walls of caves. Then they ventured out of the caves. They trundled about with their pots of paints and brushes and chemicals and set up easles in impossible places, cursing the wind that knocked over their canvases. Some paid landlords hefty prices in rent. Others found cheap places to paint their visions. Today, thanks to the modern miracle of technology, some artists now execute paintings at work, on their lunchbreaks, at school or in caves. How, you may ask? Well, on the mighty cellphone, that’s how. The work is made on the iPhone screen with a relatively inexpensive application called “Brushes.” The recent The New Yorker cover had an example of this type of work being created with the Brushes application. All in all, the new painting tool reminds me of a souped up version of Etch A Sketch, only with a smaller screen, the ability to save and go backwards if you make a mistake, a choice of line thickness, density, and color. One thing is for sure, I know a few rabbits that are happy about this invention.