Saturday, February 26, 2011

365/2 A Bit of Whimsy on a Saturday Night


The girls and I spent a fun evening at an art show featuring local artists whom donated half of the proceeds from the sales of their creations to a fund to stop malaria. Our admission went to the purchase of mosquito nets.


Some of the art we enjoyed more than others, which is to be expected. Though I'm a very traditional person, and my house is decorated accordingly, I loved the above painting. I seriously debated buying it but couldn't think of a single place it would look right in my home.


Some pieces are best enjoyed at the show, or later on your computer screen. The girls had a fabulous time.


There were several pieces that really caught our eyes, and I kept going back to one in particular.


We enjoyed musical talent, namely Stephen Gordon, who goes to church with Mac while he's away at college. We were glad we had two of his albums on our iPods to enjoy on the way home.


And I couldn't resist bringing a piece of whimsy home with me. Part of me wished the script wasn't on the painting, and I talked to the artist about buying a custom piece without it, but in the end, I decided to let my kids think I'm ubercool for having this hanging in my sewing room. Half of the proceeds did go to the malaria fund after all. Anyone know what the little script part is from without googling it? Brave enough to admit it?

8 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

It sounds familiar but I can't place it!

That is a nice painting. It will be cute in your sewing room!

Rachel said...

Queen - Bicycle Race
one of my altime faves and the picture you brought is wondeful. I think it would translate into a very nice contempary quilt.
all the best
Rachel

Tracy said...

Good for you, Rachel! I loved the painting, and we three girls giggled quite a bit about it.

Momma Roar said...

I had to google it - then I giggled!

The painting is far too adorable to make me think of Queen!

Margo said...

how fun! I love your whimsical print, even with the script (which I did NOT know - raised without much pop culture). Do you like bikes, Tracy? makes me feel like springtime. . .

Tracy said...

Margo, I actually had a horrific bike accident when I was just 8 years old. I ripped my top lip off and had to have reconstructive surgery. That being the case, I never rode a bike for years, until I was married and our neighbors were having a yard sale. My husband handed me a $20 and told me to go buy myself a bike. It's true what they say about never forgetting.

So, no. I have no real love for bikes, but this one made me happy!

Buttons said...

Margo I found your blog at Heritage Farmgirl. I am so glad I checked your post out. I love art shows so my interest was peaked. I love the print. Is it not a song? It is stuck in my head lacking some words. I think the cause was so worth buying something and you made a wonderful choice. Enjoy. B

Amanda said...

When I saw the painting, and the words... I immediately thought of the Queen song. ;)

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