Tuesday, May 20, 2008
OUR HANDCART TRIP
We are going to Wyoming to all the handcart sights for the next 4 days with a group that does their own treck...not handcarts. We just drive to all the sights and tell the stories that happened there. A woman moving into my new Ward is part of this organization- Jolene Allphin. She has written a book called "Tell My Story Too". She works with an amazing oil pastel artist named Julie Rogers who will also be part of the group. Julie paints pictures of the stories that Jolene writes. I have seen Julie's work at the Mission Gallery in St. George (It's on St. George Blvd. near the downtown area. It is worth a look see if you are ever there). Julie's oils are the most powerful art I have every seen. http://www.tellmystorytoo.com/ If you go to the sight be sure to click on the pictures to enlarge and to see the marvelous colors that Julie uses in her paintings. I have a character, Elizabeth Horrocks Jackson of the painting "Vault of Heaven." I will portray her in a program on the sight where her husband died. I also have a new pioneer outfit. I will return with pictures and details next week.