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Image of the Day: 14 Carrot Offering

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Gentlemen!  Consider the following Valentine's Day advice from Chuck Jones:

"Hand kissing.  This is something I took up when I realized its character and intent.  A girl is a continuing thing, and it isn't because the hand-bone is connected to the arm-bone is connected to the head-bone.  The skin of a girl's hand is connected by direct route and direct wire to her lips, the hand is  like holding the end of a lariat, the business part is at the end.  So when the continental gallant kisses a girl's hand he is in effect saying what every woman wants to hear: 'I'd like to kiss your lips.' Shaking hands is just silly, whoever heard of shaking lips."  –Chuck Jones, Stroke of Genius, A Collection of Paintings & Musings on Life, Love & Art by Chuck Jones.  

14 Carrot Offering is a fine art stone lithograph, hand-pulled, one color at a time at the prestigious American Atelier in an edition of 350 examples, each hand-signed by the artist in pencil.  It was created from an original oil painting by Chuck Jones who, in turn, was inspired by a painting by Marc Chagall.

Image of the Day: Top of the Morning

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Added to Chuck Jones' obvious mastery of the watercolor medium is his wit, humor and intelligence.  One of our favorite quotes from Chuck about kissing a woman's hand is:

"Hand kissing.  This is something I took up when I realized its character and intent.  A girl is a continuous thing, and it isn't because the hand-bone is connected to the arm-bone, the arm-bone is connected to the head-bone.  The skin of a girl's hand is connected by direct route and direct wire to her lips, the hand is like holding the end of a lariat, the business part is at the end.  So when the continental gallant kisses a girl's hand he is in effect saying what every sane woman wants to hear: "I'd like to kiss your lips."  Shaking hands is just silly, whoever heard of shaking lips?"