May Photo Wrap-Up 2015

Hey y’all hey!! Another month is in the books! Summer is creeping upon us. My month was filled with fun times with fun people. I hope you enjoy these photographic mementos.

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I went to the Renaissance Festival in Muskogee, OK with family. We had a nice time. There was so much to see. The festival is the entire month of May, but if you missed it this month don’t worry because it will be back next year.

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David participated in his 4th powerlifting meet. He performed very well and exceeded his own expectations. I was so proud of him. He even walked away with a sparkly new trophy.

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I attended my family reunion in Tahlequah, OK. It was nice to see relatives that I haven’t seen in awhile. I also swung by my alma mater Northeastern State University.

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The International Natural Hair Meet Up Day was May 30th. The meet-up at the Tulsa location was hosted by Resilient Soul at Foolish Things Coffee in downtown Tulsa. There were vendors and professional hair stylists at the event.

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In my opinion the highlight of the event was the natural hair panel. A few different topics were discussed and everyone who participated (whether on the panel or in the crowd) seemed to have valid opinions.

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On Sunday David and I stopped by Freebirds located in Southern Hills of Tulsa. We had a good meal and great conversation. I like Freebirds because it has a laid back feel and pretty good burritos. And yes…that is the Statue of Liberty riding a motorcycle lol.

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Paparazzi at Gilcrease Museum

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As you may have guessed by now, it is hard for your girl to stay in the house on a Saturday. I love Saturdays! I stepped out and ran a few errands and then made my way to the Gilcrease Museum located at 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Road. You might remember my last museum visit to the Philbrook (which you can find here). The museum landscaping was very pretty, even on a cloudy day.

After parking (which was a breeze)I proceeded indoors where I was pleasantly greeted by the staff and handed a map. Entry to the museum for adults is $8, which I think is pretty reasonable. The first Tuesday of every month The University of Tulsa hosts “TU Tuesdays” and everyone is allowed free admission. The third Sunday of each month is “Funday Sunday” which is also free admission.

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I had my map and my eyeball spectacles on (aka eyeglasses lol) and I was ready to go. However a very proud (and a lil nosey) security guard quickly informed me that picture taking was limited to certain areas only. Awww mann. After a photo protocol briefing I was ready to go! There are several exhibits currently on display at the museum. One of the main ones is the Enduring Spirit: Native American Artistic Traditions. Also the California Impressionism: Selections from The Irvine Museum. These two collections I was not allowed to take photos of, I believe he mentioned a few more….but I was so wrapped up in the art that I eventually forgot what he said was off limits…oops…o well. Sneaky Ninja Skills Activate!

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Mexican paintings and artifacts.

Mexican paintings and artifacts.

Such vivid colors!

Such vivid colors!

Museums always have the best lighting.

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The On Common Ground paintings and sculptures and the Focus on Favorites: Masterworks from the Gilcrease Collection were a variety of artwork ranging from different years of  American history. There was also the Rendezvous artwork collection that featured current art by upcoming artists.

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George Washington bust

George Washington bust

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

These next photos were a few of my favorite. The reason being is that the photos describe the people as “unknown”. Hhhmmm…I wonder what their back stories were,  if this was their first picture and if they ever imagined that one day this very photo would be in a gallery.

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The Rendezvous artwork was very vibrant.

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Is it just me or do these showgirls look very mature?

Is it just me or do these showgirls look very mature?

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Is this an ancestor of Jimi Hendrix?

Is this an ancestor of Jimi Hendrix?

After I was done looking inside I wandered around the gardens outside and took in the scenery. The museum grounds were very well kept. It was such a peaceful atmosphere.

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“The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the bird for mirth, one is nearer God’s heart in a garden than anywhere else on Earth” -poem listed on a stone for memorial in one of the gardens.

If you are ever looking for somewhere to go and break away from the noise and busyness of the day to day grind I do encourage you to stop by a museum. It is a wonderful opportunity to take in some culture and de-clutter your mind.

How was your weekend?

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