Whole Batch or Half a Batch of Brownies?


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I need to make some brownies for Octoberfest at church today but I am having a hard time deciding how many.  My husband can’t eat them,  my son eats them slowly, and I am even slower than him to eat them.  I like lots of variety when it comes to deserts. 

If they all get eaten at church then there isn’t a problem, but if most of them are left there is a problem.  Oh well,  certainly not an earth shattering matter. 

I think I will go with half a batch.  Cheers!

 

IMG_0997On Fire    Original  16″ x 20″ Acrylic Painting     $670

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, VERY IMPORTANT NOTE TO FOLLOWERS, and Hokie Bugfest Tomorrow!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please click on my latest Youtube and send it to Stumbleupon!  My husband and I had a lot of fun making this art critic video.  I hope you like it!

I wanted to be sure to let my followers here know that I don’t unfollow blogs.  I have noticed in my stats that a number of blogs I follow keep showing a + eventhough I have not un-followed them.  Support suggested that I follow too many too fast and that is why this is happening. 

That does not address the problem of having to re-check certain blogs over and over again.  There are too many of them to re-check so I hope I can get this issue resolved soon.   Thank you for your patience!

 

People Paintings

When my son was two I ruptured a disc.  When I could walk again without agonizing pain down my legs I started exercising to build myself up so the swelling in the spine wouldn’t happen anymore.  I spent a lot of time walking but the pain would come back once in a while.  When my son was ten I went back to skating and that cured my back problem.

I taught my son how to skate and I took him and his friends to the rink at least once a week!  I’ll never forget the great time we had there and, sadly, it closed a number of years ago.  I did a number of paintings of the rink and people I met there.

 

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Dominion Skating Rink   Original   30″ x 40″ Oil Paintings      $2425

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Look at Me  Original   25″ x 40″ Oil Paintings      $2025

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Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Saturday at 5:00pm.  Swirling Color is on special all October!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Dreamscapes folder  and click on the 24″x 36″ canvas print of Swirling Color for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Burning Shore   Original Oil Painting  has been sold

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Swirling Color   Original 20″ x 24″ Oil Painting    $670

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Wildflower Current   Original 30″ x 40″  Oil Painting $2425

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Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband will be at the Hokie Bugfest  tomorrow!  It promises to be a great event!  Come on out!

Hokie Bugfest!

Sat, October 11, 10am – 5pm

 

Where
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
aaron@blueridgediscoverycenter.org
Description
Join BRDC at the Hokie BugFest, a festival to promote the fun and excitement of the science of entomology and to celebrate the legacy of William Bradford Alwood – Virginia Tech’s first entomologist. For more information visit: http://hokiebugfest.ext.vt.edu/

 

 

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Children Paintings and Poems, and Stop Taking this Medication…


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

When my son was young he liked to write poetry about his experiences with his Dad on bird hikes.  One of his teachers asked me to illustrate two for a school fair. 

These illustrations and poems are very special to me.

 

alexpressivebig (1)Shadows of Things to Come   Original 21″ x 18″ Pastel Painting     $5000

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Shadow of Things to Come is a portrait of my son, Alan, when he began school. I loosely based this on a photograph. This is my most expressive portrait.

The colors and pastel marks were a frenzy of feeling for my child and his first days at school. I am especially pleased with the color contrast and deep shadow effect.

 

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Owls at Night  Original 24″ x 18″ Tempera Painting   Not for Sale

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Owls in the Trees  Original 24″ x 18″ Tempera Painting   Not for Sale

 

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Both of us get tired of all the advertisements asking us to ask our doctor about some medication.  The list of side effects is always staggering!

The other day my husband added one more.

If you are dead, stop taking this medication.

Please check out my Special Promotions that will end Saturday at 5:00pm.  Swirling Color is on special all October!

Click on KENDALL KESSLER ART and then go to the painting in the Dreamscapes folder  and click on the 24″x 36″ canvas print of Swirling Color for the 40% discount.

There is a money back guarantee that includes shipping fee!

 

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Burning Shore   Original Oil Painting  has been sold

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

 

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Swirling Color   Original 20″ x 24″ Oil Painting    $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas and greeting cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

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Wildflower Current   Original 30″ x 40″  Oil Painting $2425

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

Got it on The Run!


 

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Sometimes I go back into a painting that I was not pleased with and am able to get what I want!  It is always a great experience to solve a painting problem!  I think this one will be done tomorrow!

 

wildflowcurrentcopyrightWildflower Current  Original  30″ x 40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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It May be Cold Outside but the Water was Great!


Please click on my latest Youtube!  The special offer on Color Swirl is good all October!

I love indoor heated pools!  I would always rather swim in the ocean or a lake but it is great to be able to swim year round!  Swimming is the only sport that exercises every muscle in the body so I try real hard to make time for the pool!

 

bridgewildwoodcopyrightView from the Bridge at Wildwood Park   Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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I Love that Sound!


Today my piano is being tuned and I love hearing that happen!  My piano is very important to me.  My mother bought it  shortly after she was married and I am not surprised that she got a great one!  She is a fantastic pianist!  I also play but mostly just for myself.  I don’t like to perform. 

Anyway,  I have no problem hearing the monotonous sound of a tuning.  I know it is in good hands!

 

IMG_1617 (1)Color Swirl    Original   16″ x 20″ Oil Painting    $670

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I Think I will do a Re-make…


My new video turned out pretty well but I think I will try one more time.  It was not quite what I wanted.

 

house11copyrightHome on Route 11  Original painting has been Sold

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Looking Forward to Today’s Shoot!


 

This is a previous Youtube.  The new one will be up later today

Thursday is Youtube day and I am really looking forward to this one!  This will be my attempt at a little comedy. 

I am a serious, hard-working artist but we all need some comic relief! 

Cheers!

 

abstractflower2 (1)Spinning         Original Painting has been Sold

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Cherokee Origin of Game and Corn near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Pasta Buster…


My Artwork

 

Here is one of my recent Kendall Expressions paintings.  I am going to go back to my main style for some shore scenes now!

 

imagebutterflycopyrightImaginary Butterfly     Original 18″x24″   Acrylic Painting    $894

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bloomingapplecopyrightBlooming Apple   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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I am still finding great Blue Ridge myths and legends of the Cherokee people!   Such wonderful, magical stories!  I was pleased that my husband was not familiar with the one I posted yesterday about the chickadee!  I actually taught The Bird Man something! 

 

 

The Origin of Game and Corn

Long ago shortly after the world was made there lived a hunter and his family on Looking Glass Mountain in North Carolina.  The Blue Ridge Parkway can be seen from Looking Glass Rock.  They had one son named Good boy. His brother came out of the water where the first boy played.  They kept him and named him Wild Boy.  They knew he had magic powers.  The father always brought home much game for the family.  They always had enough to eat.

One day Wild Boy transformed himself into a puff of bird down on the father’s shoulder  and followed him to a rock.  The father moved the rock and  deer came out and he killed one to bring home.

The next day the boys went to the rock and got game but forgot to put the rock back.  The father punished them and told them now they would have to hunt for game.

The hungry boys went home and asked their mother for something to eat and she went to the storeroom for corn.  The boys watched her rub her belly to fill a pot with corn and rub her legs to fill one with beans.

They decided she was a witch and she told them that when she died they were to clear the land around the home and they would always have corn.  They didn’t follow her instructions carefully so that is why corn does not grow in all parts of the world.

I found this story on the online publication, Native Languages of the Americas: Tsalagi/Cherokee Legends, Myths, and Stories

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I mentioned before my husband is not able to eat many things most people have no problem with.  The tomato  is one of them but he can eat a small portion if it is cooked such as in spaghetti sauce.  I think I am becoming somewhat sensitive to tomatoes and now after spaghetti I feel like I am going to pop!

I told Clyde we needed to go on a Pasta Buster walk and he said that sounds like a rock song.  “Get outside and bust that pasta before they have to roll you out the door!”  Get outside and bust that pasta!  You know you don’t need anymore!

I know the lyrics aren’t much so far but maybe we will come up with more the next spaghetti night.

 

Blue Ridge Witch Legend near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Next Blue Ridge Discovery Center Event!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

My Artwork

 

tulipflowcopyrightTulip Flow    24″x18″ Original Acrylic Painting       $896

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This is my latest Kendall Expression painting!  I will be returning to my main style for a while to do some new shore scenes!

ospreyevecopyrightedOsprey Evening   Original 8″x10′ Oil Painting    $168

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This painting has been stumbling for days at  Stumbleupon.com!  Check it out!colorripplesbrcopyrightColor Ripples over The Blue Ridge         Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This beautiful mountain vista has also been stumbling since the middle of last week!

I came across a wonderful Cherokee legend about a witch in the Blue Ridge Mountains!  What a great tale!

A long time ago there was a witch that was like an ogre.  Her skin was like rock and could not be penetrated by any weapon  but she could magically appear as a nice old woman.  She ate human livers by putting her long stony sharp finger through a body and pull the liver out.  The victim did not feel any pain and oftentimes was unaware they were being attacked.  They would start to feel ill and waste away.

She would often fool little girls by offering to comb their hair and then cause them to fall asleep so she could steal their livers.

The council decided they must do something about this witch before she attacked everyone and destroyed the tribe.  They dug a deep ditch and placed branches and leaves over it so it could not be seen.  Then they set a fire to attract the witch.

She fell in but arrow after arrow just bounced off as she tried to get out.  A Chickadee bird flew into the pit and landed on her right hand.  The warriors aimed there and the arrow went into her heart that she kept clutched in that hand.

Cherokees believe the chickadee is a truth sayer and if one appears to someone on a journey they are sure to have a safe trip home!

 

I found this story on the online publication, First People, The Legends

 

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

 

I wanted to be sure to announce the next great Blue Ridge Discovery Center Event coming up soon!

 

Where
Mexican Restaurant in Independence, Va
Calendar
BRDC Web Calendar
Created by
ecbaird@gmail.com
Description
For the next gathering I thought we’d meet around 5:00, June 19th at the Mexican restaurant in Independence. Please join us! Contact Eva Floyd with questions ecbaird@gmail.com 276.579.2464 The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the finches of Daphne Major, natural selection is neither rare nor slow: it is taking place by the hour, and we can watch. In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research, Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin’s finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself. The Beak of the Finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of theory and explication in the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould.