Back in June 2013, I went to this auction and needed a hard hat.  My friend Jonathan Atkin just walked up to an electrical contracting crew, asked for a hard hat, and received one.  It was red and scuffed up.  I wish I’d taken a “before” pic.

Yesterday, hanging out with my daughter near Atlanta, I asked her if she’d paint it.  I had no idea she’d turn it into a piece of nautical sistine chapel ceiling.

Since New Year’s Eve is a popular time to wear unusual headgear, I offer my hard hat.





Happy 2014 to all.  I pray it be safe and rewarding, especially for all daughters and sons and parents and relatives.