I love to hear the Kids outside!


Kids still play outside!  They do in my neighborhood and I love to listen to them while I work.  I especially like to hear adult voices.  Children need supervision! 

 

dominioncopyrightDominion Skating Rink  Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting       $2425

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Floyd Fest ,and The Camps seem to be Merging…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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Men  Original 7″x10″ Hand colored Lithograph $150

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creeksmartviewlbig (1)Smart View Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Floyd Fest

 

Floyd Fest is a great celebration of life !

The event began in 2002, and spans four days each year with on-site camping and multiple stages featuring rock, bluegrass, reggae, folk, Yiddish, Cajun, and world music performers!

In addition to music, the festival features local arts and crafts, dance workshops, morning yoga lessons, story telling, poetry readings, and a Children’s Universe tent.

 

Here is a promo for the Floyd Fest website!  Be sure to check it out for more info on the artists that will be performing!        FLOYD FEST

 

At FloydFest, we believe in the WHOLE SUM Festival experience- which is what makes our event more than just a music festival- it’s a total vacation package. Our beautiful Appalachian Mountain venue lends itself to breaking away between sets for a hike, bike ride, even a nearby float trip.cypfloydfest2013-39

Our Children’s Universe features performances, workshops, play equipment, and basically enough FUN STUFF to keep the kids entertained (and educated!) for four entire days.

The Healing Arts area offers ‘hands-on’ healing ranging from traditional massage to the more nuanced alternatives, as well as morning yoga classes and other natural refreshers.

The Teen Scene provides a space and outlet for our ‘rising adults’ to both get space and make healthy connections, and our Workshops and Panels are educational, informative and  engaging platforms for the exchange of information and ideas.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

We are still fighting the ants with little success.  I put out the glucose drops that contains poison and they just seem to party down!  They looked sluggish the other day but now they are back to perfect circles around the stuff. 

Maybe they are playing cards. 

Until today the small species stayed clear of the large ones but I guess they either called a truce or they are good friends now.  Both types are everywhere in the kitchen and bathroom.

I’m sure a manufacturer will come up with another fool proof method for getting rid of them.  We are the fools that prove the pesticide works for a while and then the ants become immune to it!

I hope you enjoyed Artwork by an artist of the  Blue Ridge Parkway

Now that was a Leg Cramp that would have brought down Godzilla!


I used to get night leg cramps all the time until my husband pointed out that I should drink more water.  Since I have taken his advice they don’t happen much but when I do get one it is a doozy!  I hate the way they start to ease up and then cramp up again for even more pain. 

Usually, if I point my toe up the cramp goes away but last night it would not quit.  It flared up over and over again and finally eased up.  Too much activity is also a cause.  Guess I better slow down! 

Now I know that is not going to happen.

 

applepeartwirlcopyrightApple and Pear Twirl   Original 9″x20″ Oil Painting          $360

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Haunted Bridge, and What am I going to do with the Two Gallons I Ordered?


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

tugglecopyrightTuggles Gap  Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting       $2425

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riverview (1)River View Reflections    Original 30″x 40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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blueridgemeadowcopyrightBlue Ridge Meadow    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Helen’s Bridge

Helen’s bridge is located in Beaucatcher mountain in Asheville, North Carolina.  Supposedly a woman hung herself there after losing her daughter in a fire.  Now she wanders around the mountain in a long  dress asking people if they have seen her daughter.  Strange things happen on the bridge.

Many people have reported car trouble on the bridge or right after  crossing it.  Others have reported seeing strange monstrous, dark things coming out of the woods.  Watch out!

I found this ghost story on Ghost Stories of Asheville, North Carolina.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I have said before, I love to laugh.  I had a hilarious father and am married to a hilarious guy.  Their humor is different but I like both styles!  I remember one day when I was a teenager my father cracked up my mother and me right before he took off for work.

She said she kept him around for laughs!

I miss him very much!

My husband keeps me laughing now and I look for opportunities to come up with some of my own humor.

The other night we were watching TV and there was a commercial about some sort of rejuvenating face mask all over the advertisers face.  Clyde said he was so glad that I didn’t spend time with  goop on my face or cucumbers on my eyes.

I became alarmed and asked him what I was going to do with the two gallons of face mask I ordered?  One for me and one for him!

He wasn’t amused but I thought it was a pretty good quip!

 

I hope you enjoyed artwork by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Now that it is real HOT again, the Lake is calling my name!


I wish someone could add hours to the day!  It is going to be a scorcher and I would love to get to the lake but I don’t see that happening.  Oh well, I’ll bet I can get there tomorrow! 

 

sunsetnrtrestlecopyrightSunset on The New River  Original 7″x9″ Oil painting       $136

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Creeping is Hard!


I love my Line Dancing class but one of the dances we recently learned is hard!  When the teacher says we are going to do “Creeping” I want to creep out the door!

The steps are tricky enough when she goes over them but the music is so fast!  Oh well.  We will get it!

 

dangerbeautycopyrightBeauty and Danger   Original 16″x20″ Acrylic Painting      $670

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Up Too Early and Where are my Glasses?


Woke up at 5 and just couldn’t get back to sleep so I did some things on the computer and forgot about my morning “hello” blog.  I am really groggy today and, as usual, I am searching for my glasses.  I know I should get a chain and put them around my neck but I am messy so I’m sure I would spill things on them and probably get oil paint on them, too!  Anyway, cheers!

 

flowfieldcopyrightFlower Field   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Haunted School, and They Look so Different!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

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Tea Time  Original 12″x16″ Oil Painting    $384

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applecopyrightApple          Original Colored Pencil Drawing  NFS

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TWO OF MY FAVORITE STILL LIFES!

 

Haunted School near Asheville, North Carolina

In the 1970’s The Clyde Irwin High School was built just outside Asheville, North Carolina. What was left of the Old County Home Graveyard was dug up to make room for the school.  The remains from the Potter’s Field were moved across the street and buried under wooden crosses.  The spirits must not have liked the move as there are strange goings on since the transfer. Janitors that work the night shift at the school refuse to relate the strange incidents they witness!

Unmarked graves are said to still be beneath the Potters Field overlooking the School.

I found this ghost story on Local Ghost Stories of Asheville, North Carolina website! Great website!

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

We continue to battle the big black ants and the small ones.  I guess they don’t like each other because the big black ones stay on the slips of paper in one part of the the counter and the small ones are in another section.  I guess they are worried about fist fights.

Anyway, when we first put out the slips of paper with the poison they  all sat around in a perfect circle, laughing and shooting the breeze.   Now there aren’t any perfect circles – just partial arcs and I have seen some ants look like they are about to fall of the paper on the ledges.  Could it be they are drunk with all that glucose and can’t find their way back to the nest?

Still, I don’t see them waltzing through the shelves and getting into the food supply so I can’t really complain that much, but I like writing about them!

I hope you enjoyed paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Sold! So great to sell another print of “Reaching Out!”


My drawing, “Reaching Out”, is really getting around!  It is my best seller and was selected out of over 3 million works of art on Fine Art America to be on The Mindy Project on FoxTV!  The show has been renewed for a third season and here is a video I made when I found out about the selection.   The print is across from Mindy’s desk in her office.

 

Beautiful Day for a Walk!


We still want rain but it was nice to get out for a walk at Bisset Park.  I saw a lot of people tubing down the New River!  What fun!

 

bearbeautyhcbig (2)Bear Beauty    Original 16″x20″ Acrylic Painting       $670

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