Saturday, May 10, 2008

Edmond Arts Festival

Last weekend, May 2nd through the 4th, 2008 was the Edmond Arts Festival. Thursday evening, May 1st, some bad storms with high winds and hail came through and some of the artists who had already set up lost quite a bit. On Sunday, I happened upon this painting and it just seemed to speak to me...I think it said "buy me", so of course I did. Actually, the painting said more than that, but I am not good with words, so I won't even try to explain. The artist, Allison Sangree, is quite an open and friendly woman, that you can meet for just a few moments, and feel like you have been friends forever. She grew up in Trinidad, lived in Canada for a few years, then met her husband in college in the United States and they now live in Pennsylvania. They have a son who is a professional photographer here in Edmond, OK and I got the distinct impression that the Arts Festival was a ruse to see their grandchildren. This painting is named "La Voie", which is French for "The Way" and there is alot of meaning behind the painting. I didn't buy the original, I bought a giclee reproduction (I hope I spelled that correctly). I can get lost in that painting.
~ Bye for now.

OU Graduation

My son graduated today from OU. Last night was the Commencement ceremony at the Gaylord Family Stadium. William Cohen gave a very inspirational speech. Today, May 10th, the various colleges held their convocation ceremonies. The Michael F. Price College of Business Convocation was at the Lloyd Noble Center. I am grateful that my son acquiesced to his old mom and agreed to take part in the graduation ceremony.

~ Bye for now.

One year old

My nephew, Daniel Ethan, turned one on March 28th. I can't believe he is one year old already. I haven't been able to see him since he was two months old. His parents live in Fairfax, Virginia and it is just too difficult to get together very often. I will post his picture. I don't have a scanner, so I took a photo of the photo, and I'm afraid my hands were not steady and it is a bit blurry. I am a proud aunt.

~Bye for now.