Monday, April 26, 2010

Demonstration by Mitsuno Reedy

Mitsuno Reedy gave a demonstration this evening at the Edmond Art Association meeting.  She is a portrait painter who paints in both pastels and oils.  She was such a joy, so unassuming.  I got to the meeting a few minutes early and she saw my little sketchbook and showed my hers and all her beautiful drawings.  She did a pastel portrait of Sharon, one of the artists in the EAA.  She answered questions and was even interested in the students from Oklahoma Christian School who were seated at the back of the room.  Please forgive the photos, I took them with my iphone and I could not control the lighting and my tremor was acting up (enough excuses?)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring 2010

Spring has sprung...and so have my allergies!  I am practicing the art of awareness and being grateful for each day, even when I can't talk because of allergies.   As an aside, a male friend told me tonight at our dinner group that some men would say that a woman who couldn't talk was the perfect woman!  Of course, as he winked at his wife, he insisted that he was not one of those men. 
  I could not resist taking a few photos of the flowers that grace the entryway into my apartment complex.  Not having my camera with me, my iphone had to suffice.  I think it served its purpose.  Perhaps being available is more important than being perfect....
What do you think of the flowers?  What is your favorite spring flower?

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Happy Easter

  I thought I would share a photo of the pond at Crystal Springs Church Camp in Lincoln County, Tennessee that I used to go to as a child.  It is a Cumberland Presbyterian Church Camp and my grandfather, Robert H. Hall, was a country preacher.  When I was little, we would spend a month in Tennessee every summer, and I was his shadow.  I loved my grandpa.  He even got them to let me stay at the camp for the first time when I was a year under the age limit.  He went into a room to talk to the people in charge.  He came out of the room and said the verdit was that I could stay, and he had agreed to stay as well and run the camp.  What a grandpa!  I had a blast.

  But, this was supposed to be a post about Easter.  I am grateful for Easter.  If it were not for Good Friday and the work of our Savior on the Cross and the Resurrection, Christmas would not matter.  So, I am grateful for Easter.  I am also grateful that I woke up this morning. And that I have the energy to write on this blog.   I am trying to remember to be grateful for the everyday ordinary things that I tend to take for grated. 

  How about you, what are you grateful for?

Black and White Family Photos

Carol posted about old family black and white photos, which got me to thinking I need to find a place of honor for some of my old photos.   This first one is from about 1955 and is of my mother and me.  I am guessing this is an Easter Sunday at our apartment in Alexandria, Virgina.  The second  one is from about 1960 and is of my brother and me with my father and his parents.  They lived in Worcester, Massachussetts and I think this was their only trip to Alexandria, Virginia.  This photo was taken in our front yard.   The third photo is of my dad and I think this is from 1953, in back of the apartment in Washington, D.C.  The last one is in January 1953 of my parents on their wedding day.