Sad Day

My sweet heart of a father-in-law died suddenly yesterday.  We are all going down to be with my mother-in-law in a little while.  He was a great father, grandfather, and friend. 

We will all miss him very much.

Our son was their first grand child.

alan1Alan by our Window   Original Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Ghost of East Hall, and The Word Man gets Published Again!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


nanandbeaucopyrightNan Beau   Original    20″x18″ Oil Painting     $740

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A favorite portrait of my sister with the only dog she had growing up.  Beau was an exceptionally sweet dog!


techpondcopyrightTech Duck Pond    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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The V.P.I. and S.U. duck pond is a favorite place to walk and fish in Blacksburg, VA!

East Hall Ghost

East Hall Dormitory is on Appalachian  State University.  The story began in the 1960’s.  A student took her life on the lowest floor of the five story section. The cause is not remembered.  She hung her self with a long silk scarf in the basement restroom.

Ever since then students have reported strange happenings. Whispering in the hallways, strange balls of light hovering near the ceiling in the dorm rooms, and one man claimed a ghost toppled him over after he heard the words, “My Dorm.”

The strongest presence of a ghost is felt in the basement where the girl died.  Students have reported seeing a blue mist about the size of a human being moving through walls and always ending the walk at the bathroom.

Whatever is going on, there seems to be an affect on the students that live there.  There have been a lot of psychotic episodes and the school’s mental health services  keep a close eye on the students in this dorm and they are always on the look out for early signs that a student that has gone East!

I got this story from North Carolina Ghosts and Legends on the online publication Stories from the Mountains


Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Once again The Word Man has published his work!  I am very impressed with how frequently he is publishing his poetry these days!   He is not sure how many times he has been published but he knows it is more than 200 times in small press publications!

This time three of his poems will be in The Kentucky Review!  They will appear in the online publication  soon and the printed publication in January 2015.  Way to go Word Man!



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