Tuesday, Apr 29, 1884 To the Academy for an hour to look at the pictures of Candidates for the Art Union. Came to my room and painted a little picture of spring with apple blossoms for a wedding present to Julia. It is the view from our house looking down past Hussey Hill. Attended an Art Union meeting. The whole thing looks discouraging to me. The artists will not take the least interest in their own affairs. I really wish we could close it up. Spent the evening at Marys. Joe & Gussie dined there. They go to Rondout tomorrow.