A Noir Memoir And Dark Boomer Treasure.
The last time I thought so hard about the alphabet was someone asking, “Who told you to write? Who said you could write?”
My answer, “Dad, what’s the big deal? I know the alphabet.”
I sang the alphabet song to prove it.
“Son,” he said, “you’re an English major at the University of Oregon. I figured you knew the alphabet.”
But his confidence was shaken. As the first in his entire family to earn a college degree, he had expectations of his kids.
Turns out I didn’t know the alphabet as well as I thought. Neither do you, boomer, but there’s help in the dark boomer treasure.
If you’re a Portland baby boomer who thinks all the good ideas were swept away in a digital explosion, it’s time to reconsider. No one’s asking you to make changes, but you will.
Is Martha a throwback to earlier times?
In real life she’s as sharp as a scratchboard knife. If you sat across from her at your bank discussing investments, you’d feel in good hands.
The same feeling comes with her art. Take a close look and you’ll recognize a master at work. That’s what happens when an artist focuses their vision. They control the view from light and shadow to every line on the page.
It’s no accident that Hull’s work is so carefully realized. In the gallery world it’s called skill. Or craft.
What forces her to create her unique body of work? The real question is why aren’t you working on your own body of work?
An artist does the work, the rest of the world eventually catches up. If you don’t know Martha Hull by her work, click here to jump ahead of the crowd.
NW Boomer got a look behind the scenes on what a serious artist does. At a meeting with other entrepreneurs under the tutelage of Better Smarter Richer’s Jackie Peterson, success is a plan, not a dream.
The unusual part is the dream quality of Hull’s work.
How often do you see someone so good, yet planning for the future? And that’s the difference maker. That is the dark boomer treasure.
She sees something you see, but you just don’t know it yet.
When you buy the Untimely Death Alphabet, it starts with A for awesome.
After that, hang on. It’s a great ride.