Saturday, May 05, 2007

Art Education Day

Today was the Garden Party at Reed & Cross here in Eugene.

It was the 20th annual Garden and I felt honored to show my pictures at the event.

A very kind lady named Pam had invited me to bring my photographs to the event. When I arrived Jean (Sp) helped me set up. Being the novice that I am she was a wonderful help in making the display as attractive as possible.

I had one small rack to display the cards and she brought over a few baskets and helped me arrange the photos.

Since I didn't need to stay I called home and was reminded to go by Costco and pick up some home supplies. On the way I took a back road that runs next to the Eugene Country club. Next to the course I saw this Tulip of unusual color. It was not quite red or pink or purple but something in between.

The golf course as the Country Club was green and plush. I saw a report not long ago that says it's one of the very best golf courses in the State and highly rated nation-wide.

It is just a wonderfully beautiful sight.

One of my requests by Scrabble Queen was to go to a Rhododendron Show and look for one like the ones we saw at Seven Feathers on the trip to see The Artist Son in California. Well they didn't have quite the color but did have some beautiful examples of Rhody's

After getting back home Scrabble Queen and I went back to pick up the Cards and Pictures and I had my picture taken with the display. While there amongst all the beautiful floral and national Park images I'd taken I talked to another nice lady that worked in the store. She told me people liked the pictures and I'd even sold a few. I offered to give her one of the cards as a thank you for the nice compliment. She looked through all the pictures and of all the ones, she picked ...

The shot of the backdoor at Nifty Cleaners in Pittsfield, MA. I like it but I didn't think anyone else would - go figure.

Scrabble Score ~ Scrabble Queen 288 - The Contender 308 (Close game but the Queen had a really bad draw of tiles. I was lucky tonight)

Quote of the Day ~
Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. ~ Georgia O'Keefe Born 1887 Died 1993 after 106 years gracing this world.

Georgia O'Keeffe was an American original, living as she chose, painting what she wanted. It is said that her art is uniquely American, shining with a bright modernism and energy. The lyrical flowers, the New Mexico-inspired vistas of light and shape, the hard-edged, energetic urban landscapes all somehow could only have been painted by an American woman. O'Keeffe painted all her days, committed as always to what she loved: "Art is a wicked thing. It is what we are."

She has been a major inspiration in the composition of my photographs.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

oh hooray for a successful showing!
(i think the rhodendron picture in this post is one of my absolute favorites, btw)
so pleased to see that your pictures are getting the notice they deserve :)
- le petite sox fan


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