Monday, May 10, 2010

Our Artsy Sunday

Is this Greenville or Paris?
Yesterday as we walked downtown, joining the crowds for Artisphere, I wasn't quite sure.
Gone was our muggy heat, replaced with a cool crisp 69 degrees, and the Seine- I mean the Reedy River- just shone in the sun.

And just like in France, sometimes you have to watch where you walk. Not for what the dogs might have left behind, but for the art.

There's Georges Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Remember the umbrellas?

Careful! Don't fall in the hole.

Hundreds of artists had set up booths along Main Street, and we darted from one to another, enjoying it all.
Who's that lovely girl in Guy Stevens' booth? I think I know her.

Guy is a talented Greenville artist whose work reminds me a bit of Chagall and van Gogh. Lucky for me, one of his prints followed me home. Happy Mother's Day to moi!

Really, this has to be Paris. There were street entertainers everywhere, making the crowds laugh.

But my favorite, hands down, was this eclectic group of drummers/dancers.

Yep. Paris. Now where's my Nutella and banana crèpe?

So how was your weekend? What did you do that made you happy? No artsy festivals necessary. Usually all I need to call it a good weekend is a long walk outside, a Saturday morning cup of coffee, and at least one sit down meal with my family in which nobody reads a book or hurries off to go with friends or argues over who gets the last roll. :)

Have a great Monday, y'all!
Love, Becky


steve said...

that is a great picture of Sarah - what a pretty girl!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How cool--that looks like a grand way to spend a day.

Anonymous said...

What a fun time you must have had! All the artists and entertainers everywhere, wow!

EllenP said...

That looks like it was so much fun! Your daughter looks happy to be home - what a lovely girl! Glad you had such a nice Mother's Day!

judy in ky said...

What a great day you had. Who needs Paris anyway?

lotusgirl said...

Sounds like a lovely day. I had to laugh about the dog prizes in France. My friends and I used to call them "scores." If you stepped in it you scored, and the motorcycle clean-up guys were the score keepers. It's funny how your little comment brought all that up and those memories flooding back.

I had a great weekend. Sat. was my birthday and my niece's wedding and I got to have a nice visit with my mother on Mother's Day--something I'm not often able to do.

Susan said...

I love the sidewalk art. Glad you had a great Mother's Day. I stayed up late watching scary movies with my honey and then slept in. What a great weekend. Life is good.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Sounds like y'all are having fun too!

One correction: I just read a write- up on the festival, and there weren't hundreds of artists. Over 600 artists applied to be included, but only about 120 made the cut. I guess the art was so good it just seemed like more!

Kat said...

Oh wow! That looks like a fabulous festival! I love stuff like that!!! So cool!

Glad you had such a great day!

Leah Skaggs said...

Oh wow. We need to make a road trip for that next year - it does look very cool! I am a sucker for cool street fair art!

Angie Muresan said...

I have a Nutella and banana crepe coming right up!
Your girl is beautiful! Glad to hear you had a wonderful Mother's Day.