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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Ball of Paint
I heard about this giant ball of paint a couple of days ago and I had trouble visualizing what that could mean. So if you were wondering, here is the picture and story:
Like Michelangelo and his Sistine chapel ceiling in Rome, fellow artist Michael Carmichael has been working on his masterpiece in Alexandria, Ind., for years.

The house painter returns from work each day to his studio to paint a puzzling spheroid -- over and over.

It started out with Carmichael's baseball. Then, 27 years later, it is covered with thousands of coats of paint.

It's a lot of dedication, as CBS News Sunday Morning's Bill Geist found out. And it's paid off in the world's largest ball of paint. It's probably hitting close to 1,300 pounds.
Needless to say, I am impressed: 18,000 coats of paint over 27 years that means about 2 coats a day. You don't see people with that kind of commitment and dedication all that often. What an amazing achievement!

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