Every once in a while I will stumble across a news article that makes my day. This particular article from U.S.A. Today certainly made me chuckle so I thought I had to share it with everybody (who reads my blog).
Apparently the fresco of Jesus in the church of the small Spanish town of Borja (near Zaragoza) had seen better days. This priceless work of art had started to fade pretty badly as old works of art tend to do. This didn't sit well with 80 year old Celia Giménez, a parishoner, who took it upon herself to touch it up. The long and short of it is that she brought her box of paints down to the church and went to work. It didn't deter her that she didn't have any formal training in the arts, or was an artist of any sort. I guess she just gave it the old college try.
After she had finished she rang the town hall to deliver the good news, the fresco looked brand spanking new again. She became a bit perturbed when the reaction to her handy work wasn't as positive as she had hoped it would be. Officials really don't know what to do now, the fresco can't be saved. I don't think it really looks anything like the original artist had intended it to look, but then again, my taste in art may be a little low-brow.
Poor Celia Giménez, someone should have told her that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.