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.