Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pink Calla Lilly Trio

I discovered these elegant flowers growing right here in my own neighborhood:

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Live Entertainment

I had initially embedded a Memorial Day video taken at the Flora-Bama. It featured people from 5 to 85, having fun and dancing to Kid Rock's All Summer Long. After cancelling the MySpace account where it was originally posted, I've been unable to find the original video — so here's something similar:

Karaoke at the Magnolia River Bar and Grill · All Summer Long

We took a few photos of the crowd at the Flora-Bama also. You can view them on flickr:

Memorial Day at the Flora-Bama

Friday, May 22, 2009

Mary Cassatt · May 22, 1844 - June 14, 1926

Google reminded me that today is artist Mary Cassatt’s birthday.

I already knew I liked her paintings. Since my art education is lacking, I read Wikipedia’s Mary Cassatt page. Wow! What an artist this woman was and what an interesting life she had.

Let me just recommend to anyone who reads my post today to search Google Images with the artist’s name. I found a very interesting blog in that process. It’s called the NIBS Blog by Martha B.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Alabama Castles

Sheldon CastleVisitors to Fairhope's art center oftentimes stop to see nearby Sheldon Castle tucked away in a secluded corner of Oak Street. Legendary artist and sculptor Craig Sheldon handcrafted this unique landmark over a forty year span of time. Also called Storybook Castle, it may be rented to host weddings, receptions and other events. An equally impressive dwelling next door is home to Sheldon's daughter and her family. Both homes' multi-colored shingle roofs are one example of the many ways recycled products were used in their construction.

See more Storybook Castle photos on flickr