Sunday, March 1, 2015

Your Sunday Moment of Zen — "Saint Edna" by Jon Stucky

SUSAN ELIA MACNEAL: Miss Edna was quite picky about the company she kept. And although she loved her "handsome young men," she also wanted to be surrounded with people with wit, humor, and kindness. And so of course she fell for our friend, outsider artist Jon Stucky — and they spent many happy hours together, usually watching what most would consider some truly terrible TV — yet the running commentary was priceless.

After Miss Edna died, Jon immortalized her in a painting. Noel and I both think it captures her spirit perfectly. (Although I can hear her saying, "Why didn't he paint me in my wig? I spent good money on that wig!")

Happy Sunday, all.


  1. What a lovely tribute . . . thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Susan, I love having discovered the work of Jon Stucky through you, and I love his portrait of your Miss Edna!

  3. Susan, what a true treasure this painting must be! We should all be so lucky to have a Miss Edna in our lives and a friend to immortalize her in painting.