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Monday, May 21, 2007

Graduation Weekend




Had a great weekend with family at Brian's graduation in Byers. The drive to Byers was beautiful with green grass and wildflowers everywhere. The plains east of Denver are lovely in the wet years but pretty miserable during drought years. With all the snow and rain this year it is spectacular. Amber took some photos for me of the prairie running back to the Front Range and I share it with you here. Please click the photo to enlarge it to see the landscape better.


One of the teachers made a slide show of each of the 41 students in the graduating class, showing pictures of each one from babyhood to their Senior photos which was fun and touching. The kids from this small school received an amazing number of grants and scholarships. We are proud of Brian for receiving a scholarship to the Colorado Art Institute. I'm so happy that he is going to get the training to allow him to become a professional artist. His Mom had some of his art work on display at the graduation party and my favorite was a self portrait which I posted here.



I was able to get a cute photo of Brian, in his gown, with his girlfriend, Tabi, and his cousin, Ben, who is a year younger (Ben is Mandy's older brother.)

5 comments:

Rian said...

Congratulations! How wonderful--another artist in the family!

The landscape is so VAST! Gorgeous...

diva of quilts said...

How wonderful for him! I'm looking forward to seeing more of his artwork.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Good-looking kids. Tabi has gorgeous hair.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Small schools are the best!
So glad you had a great time...and that this young man is headed for the arts...
Great prairie shot, too.

Scrapmaker said...

Congratulations to Brian, it looks like he is talented and has a bright future! It's always been interesting to me to see how artistic tendancies often run in families. Wonder if there's an "artist gene"? Jen