This reminded me of a thermometer, or a Ph test strip.
I've decided I like Bonnie's take on the whole time/blog/painting dilemma. She likens the time spent enjoying others' art blogs as similar to museum-going. There aren't many museums where she is now, and there aren't a lot here either. Hear that, everyone? You're all museum-worthy!
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