Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mississippi Museum of Art

I spent a fabulous afternoon touring the Mississippi Museum of Art with a friend of mine. My friend is not only one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet but a successful attorney and gifted artist. Her house is filled with beautiful paintings she has created through the years. Her art studio in her house is amazing. I would kill to have her art studio at my house. 

I've toured museums all over the country and in Europe. I'm so impressed with our little Jackson museum. I must say, there is some true talent in Mississippi. I think Mississippi often is underestimated for it's uniqueness. Mississippi is full of artist, writers, musicians, inventors, medical researchers, agriculture, oil & gas, etc. There's a lot of international business as well that takes place here in this little ole state. I'll have to do a post of some amazing facts that will knock your socks off about Mississippi sometime.

My friend introduced me to Glennray Tutor's work today. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi. I'm really amazed with his paintings. It's so life like. It truly feels like if I were to reach my hand out I could touch the object. His work is so much fun and makes me happy.

Currently I've become interested in photography. I loved touring the photo exhibits.  They even have an entire Southern wall dedicated to Mississippi photographers. Some of my favorites were taken in the Mississippi Delta. There is no other region like the Delta in all of United States. It's a very poor area of our nation but also holds much of history. That's where Blues music was born. You can even tour the legendary Blues Trail through the state. Stopping at Morgan Freeman's blues club . Here's a link to the blue's trail

I encourage everyone to get out and visit their local art museums. It's amazing the talent you find all around your community.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Kick off to 2012

I can't believe we are nearly approaching the end of January. Time surely has a way of sneaking by us when we're busy. I'm pleased to say that this year has taken off on a good note. We received hubby's grades back for 1st semester and he did exceptionally well. I'm very proud of him.

We started off the year by heading to the cottage. It was such a relaxing week recovering from the busy holiday season. We had brought steaks, shrimp, Louisiana sausage links, and wine. Hubby grilled while I baked a few things such as blueberry muffins for breakfast. We cuddled by the fire and read books for three days. It was awesome.

In the evening we'd watch the barges run up and down the Mississippi as the sunset began to melt away. I loved the solitude this trip provided. It really helps recharge the batteries when you don't have to compete with busy schedules or demanding electronics (i.e. correspondence).

I started back working out at the club. I have even broke down and hired a trainer. We have a love/hate relationship. I love him but hate what he makes me do, HA!

I've also started back at the yoga studio near the house. I'm really uncoordinated so I was a bit hesitant about taking yoga in a group setting. However, it has been really great. I'm really glad that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and made myself join. I always feel great after a session.

What have y'all been up to?