Monday, December 4, 2017

Readers Write l Melania Decorates



From the delightfully named Jay Carnegie Muir:
your quote today about 'Life is the art of drawing without an eraser' resonates, as I love to draw with a biro pen.

Did you get around to seeing the Ted talk about Sgt Peppers I mentioned in a previous email.
It was interesting/disturbing who John wanted on the front cover.
Mistakes, Omissions, and Iconoclasts: From Sgt Pepper to Work in Progress | Jann Haworth |
Thanks Jay.

Firstly, I don’t usually publish full names because I don’t know which persons would like to preserve their anonymity. I have made an exception in Jay’s case in that he has a public persona as an artist. See some of his work at:

Jay, I never received the previous email that you mentioned, thanks for the Sgt Pepper link.

Melania's decorations:

Apparently FLOTUS, the First Lady of the United States, the wife of POTUS, has responsibility for decorating the White House for Christmas each year. Melania Trump elected to deck the halls in a classic yuletide theme dubbed "Time-Honored Traditions," which included a bevy of twinkling Christmas trees, a live ballet performance from "The Nutcracker" and a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the White House. 

Some images:

However, the pic that was released by WH Communications Director Stephanie Grisham with a message promoting Melania working hard at decorating was the above scene of white boughs bottom lit, at night.  This was the message and image:

The holidays are upon us!! Right now: flotus is seeing to every last detail here at the

Needless to say, it didn’t take long before the memes were flying, or whatever memes do . . .

Come and play with us Barron.

Funnily enough, it may not be Christmassy at night but in a creepy sort of way I like it.

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