No Bread

I am preparing for a yucky hospital procedure and today is the day I start modifying my diet.  I guess no grains means no bread.  I don’t eat a lot of bread but I do need some for a sandwich and I make my own so it is good! 

Oh well, just have to leave it off.


oldkitchenbrowncopyrightOld Fashioned Kitchen    Original 8″x10″ Color Lithograph     $170

Prints on Paper or Canvas and Greeting Cards Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

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

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART


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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