News * CNN: U.S. Supreme Court sides with religious schools in major church-state ruling * Fox News: Supreme Court allows religious schools to receive public funding * The New York Times: Supreme Court Widens Reach of Religious Schools in Public Money Case Articles * The Washington Post: Supreme Court decision on public funding for religious schools raises issues of church-state separation * The Atlantic: What the Supreme Court's Religious-Schools Ruling Means for Student Privacy * The Conversation: US Supreme Court ruling on religious school funding: What the decision means Videos * PBS NewsHour: Supreme Court rules states can fund religious schools * NBC News: Supreme Court rules states can fund religious schools * ABC News: Supreme Court ruling on religious schools could have far-reaching implications
<img src="/custom/perspectives/Detail%20Ramble%20Through%20the%20Bramble%20Oil%20J%20Hulsey.jpg" border="0" alt="detail - Ramble Through the Bramble, Oil, © J. Hulsey" width="100" height="75" style="float: left; border: 1px solid black; margin: 5px;" />
<img src="/custom/perspectives/Photograph%20of%20Claude%20Monet%20in%20His%20Gardens%20at%20Giverny.jpg" border="0" alt="Photograph of Claude Monet in His Gardens at Giverny" width="75" height="100" style="float: left; border: 1px solid black; margin: 5px;" />
<img src="/custom/perspectives/Impression%20Sunrise%201872%20Claude%20Monet.jpg" border="0" alt="Impression, Sunrise at the Marmottan " width="100" height="75" style="float: left; border: 1px solid black; margin: 5px;" />
Charles Trenet sings; « Y a d’la joie, la tour Eiffel part en balade, comme une folle elle saute la Seine à pieds joints… » In this painting, the Eiffel Tower takes off to reach the Trocadéro! This highly stylized painting of Paris is part of my attempts to free myself from the grip of perspective. I find it very difficult to get rid of it and yet I really like paintings without perspective. After more than twenty-five years of realistic painting, today I would like to put on paper or on canvas
Over the last several weeks, I've been writing about the hard work and discipline it takes to create art. From what I've heard from readers, and what I've observed as I've interacted with artists, you all are a hard-working group of individuals! This series of posts has had me thinking a lot about work ethic and the hard work it takes to make a successful career. I've reflected on how I learned to work, and I've wondered if I'm doing enough to instill a love of hard work in my children. How I Learned to Work Hard I am very grateful to my parents for instilling in me a love of hard work. My dad, who is a painter, and my mother, who has worked as his business manager since he first began his career, are two of the hardest working people I know. They have labored tirelessly to build my father's career since the late 1970's. Their example alone would have given me a great perspective on the value of hard work, but they went much further to teach me first-hand the value of work.