Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Blue Rose ~ Blue Vase ~ Floral Painting ~ Oskee-Wow-Wow ~ P and M Festival

Detail of Red Rose ~ Blue Vase
19" x 19" Acrylic on watercolor paper

This weekend was the annual De Leon Peach and Melon Festival. See my post on the Artist Food Network about the P and M Festival. Friday evening, August 10, found me at Proctor Lake celebrating with the De Leon, Texas class of 1954 with great snacks and ever greater memories.

Saturday was the all school reunion at the elementary school where kudos were given to the oldest student, the one that traveled the farthest, and ex-faculty present. Each class stood for recognition with the 50th anniversary class given the privilege of some stage sitting and viewing by all. Neck hugs and howdy’s all around and with promises to return in 2008. I saw Charles Chupp and asked if he’d written an article about our school song, Oskee-Wow-Wow. He had but he said it was in a shoebox somewhere and had not been archived. He has a web-site that mentions it in the Article Words and Music, August 9, 2007.

All would enjoy his story about how the De Leon Peach and Melon Festival came into being. Texas History 101 by De Leon, Charles Chupp at the Texana Review.

After the song closing, tables were at the back to buy a quilt raffle ticket (Yes, bought 6), a De Leon Tee-shirt (Yep, I did), and Memorial bricks (I’m thinking about it), afghan of De Leon photos (yes, as well).

A trip wouldn’t be complete to pay my respects and a visit to the De Leon Cemetery where I observed these Confederate battle flags with the distinctive 13 stars marking some of the graves. I did not realize the cemetery held so many Confederate veterans and thanks to whoever is responsible for that display. One interesting note on a gravestone I saw were the words “1825 made the leg irons for Santa Anna after his capture.”

Also an interesting article about the Confederate battle flag.

Activities not attended were the Garden Tractor Pull and the Seed Spitting Contest but participated heartily in the Watermelon Slicing at 5:00.

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NYCindividual said...

What a beautiful painting. I love the bright colors you use in your paintings!

Mimi Lenox said...

Your paintings are alive and have a certain "sparkle" that comes from deep within the canvas. Thanks for visiting Mimi Writes. I will be back to see more of your work. Excellent!

Lily Pang said...

I love this color. It is sparkling.