Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Is it written on my forehead?

A few posts ago I mentioned that I had bought a drawing from a Polish art student who was selling work door-to-door to raise money for his further education.

Another Polish student has just shown me his portfolio - and it is exactly the same as the first student's! Did they go to the same art school in Poland? Or do they have one stock of drawings (probably done by someone's auntie) that they take it in turns to go out and sell (probably to raise money for drugs!)? They look as if they are done by someone's auntie as they feature lots of cute cats and children.

At least the first student did a good line in patter. He kept telling me the children were his brother and sister and the farmhouse his old home in Poland.

Perhaps there is a secret mark on my gatepost that indicates 'sucker lives here'. I shall look carefully when I go out.

But why do I still feel guilty for not supporting him?