#FF — Not that Leo, but still…


PHOTO PROMPT © Anne Higa

Leo likes to remember how it all went down. Diagnosed with cellulitis, he was prescribed steroids. Thinking it was his Muse’ sense of humor, Leo reveled in his manic creativity at the easel. He painted with colors, shapes, and ideas that would make Bosch blush and Gauguin giggle.

When Yasmin’s gallery asked him to put together an exhibit for March, he included, “Dog in Clouds at Circus” on a lark.

Patrons gathered, buzzed, and tweeted friends. The local news channel’s you-tube reached a MoMA acquisitions broker. Leo’s first sale bought him a year’s art supplies. He visits “Dog” and laughs.

[100 words]

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the artistic host of Friday Fictioneers.

50 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    A success story!

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      1. Sadje says:

        👍🏼😍

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    You can fool all of the critics some of the time

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol! Thanks, Neil.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Neel.

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Good for Leo, someone ‘made it’!

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Never overestimate the taste of the public. (K)

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  5. Dale says:

    Just goes to show, doesn’t it? If you don’t have the balls to put it out there…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      If you can’t put your balls on the line, time to go home.

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      1. Dale says:

        Darn tootin’! 😉

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  6. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Yea for Leo for making the best out of something.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! Even if he was under the influence when he created it, he still has a year supply to do other art.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Sometimes it doesn’t matter how you get there…just get there.

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  7. Bear says:

    Yep, that’s how it happens. The piece you think is the worst is always the first to sell.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bear I know what you mean. A poem I wrote not long ago that I wasn’t real happy with went off of the charts with likes.

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  8. I could go for one of those little surprises myself! Lol

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Same here, Christine!

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  9. Bill says:

    Irony. My favorite. Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Bill!

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  10. James McEwan says:

    Well done, Leo. Let’s move onto painting cats and rabbits.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol! Thanks for reading and your comment, James.

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  11. plaridel says:

    a leo but no that leo, who cares? in his own way, he made it. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Heck yes, Plaridel!

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  12. Dear Lisa,,

    It never ceases to amaze me when I post a picture that I’m not all that convinced of and it gets riotous feedback. Don’t see myself in the MoMA but never say never. 😉 Good one. I love Gaugin giggling. 😀

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, you’re right, never say never! Very happy you enjoyed the story. Thank you.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  13. nicely done! 💖💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks!

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  14. Taste is so individual especially with art.
    Nicely told, Lisa. Art is in the eye of the viewer.
    Isadora 😎

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Isadora ❤

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  15. Margaret says:

    Who can fathom what does and doesn’t hit the mark with art. I’m glad Leo came out on top with his ‘Dog’.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks for reading and the great comment, Margaret.

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  16. draliman says:

    I like “manic creativity” – I can picture him at his easel 🙂

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  17. Anita says:

    Smart success!
    A year’s supply is the bonus.
    Am sure with creativity, there will be more such wins!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope so! Thanks for reading and your comment.

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  18. Vartika says:

    Blessing in disguise. Good one !

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Vartika!

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  19. granonine says:

    A whole year’s supply! Wow! I wonder what he’ll paint next 🙂

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  20. ahtdoucette says:

    Dog in Clouds at Circus. LOL. I love the way you describe the whole process but that title just gets me.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Anne, I was trying to be as silly and funny as I could and I’m glad you saw the humor in it 🙂

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  21. Laurie Bell says:

    Love this. A happy result. And it sounds like it’s helping his mind, body and bank balance!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yeppers 🙂 Thanks, Laurie.

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