Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Do you know the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day?  There is a difference and apparently most folks don't know that.  Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those military men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Veteran's Day is a day we remember and think of those who have served, both alive and passed.  So yes, there is a difference even if it's subtle.  As a military spouse, I take these days pretty seriously, and tend adhere to their proper definitions.  Below is a photo I had taken last November during a trip to Boston, MA for a convention.  It's a view of the symbolic tags in The Memorial Garden.  The Memorial Garden is a place to honor the men and women in the armed forces and the civilians who lost their lives in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.

To celebrate this day of remembrance, we took a small extended weekend trip into Denver, CO.  Having never been there before there was a lot to explore.  Denver. Is. Awesome.  We fell in love with it immediately.  Needless to say, not a lot of artistic accomplishments outside of some pretty pictures from the Denver Botanical Gardens.  One of the biggest selling points of making the trip was the opportunity to visit Jerry's Artarama.  A really fantastic art supply store with the most reasonable prices I have ever found.  I found them online first and was very excited to see that they had a Colorado location.  I walked away with a great table easel, large mural brush, a fan brush, and 12x16 pad of Canson Pastel Paper, and all for under $50. So excited to have a favorite art supply store that isn't Michael's.

I may or may not have some extended free time coming up.  I hope to get some more works completed during that time.  Looking forward to it!

"Their Tags"
The Memorial Garden, Boston, MA
Date Taken: 11-6-2010

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