Riding/Sketching Flemingsburg, KY

July 1st, 2014

You might remember from last month, I was talking about wanting to use my car none, and my bicycle always.

Today, I rode out to Flemingsburg for a meeting.

It was a hot day, but I had a great ride.


I some time to do a little sketch of this corner that gets my attention every time I pass it.


if you ever wonder where I got my talent

June 26th, 2014

My mom has always been artistic. One of her talents is quilting.

She has been interpreting my artwork in fabric with her quilts.


This is a piece she is working on for my sister’s soon to be born daughter.

And if you wonder where mom gets it…HER mom is a quilter too! Here’s a little video I made awhile back while Granny was quilting.


Dog Watering The Lawn

June 17th, 2014

I’m in “animation mode” in the studio, and here’s my latest…it’s my dog, ‘Little Grrl’, watering the lawn.

Cabin In The Woods

June 16th, 2014

I have been building on yesterday’s animation, and combined a few different things to make this little animation:

I added a few patterns to the quilt animation, then added some colors and used the pattern as a background for a ‘cabin in the woods’. I also added some twinkling stars, and smoke coming from the chimney.

Quilt Square Animation

June 16th, 2014

I’m working on an animation project that will use some Appalachian themes. It must have quilt squares…so I came up with this:

lemonade from lemons, and trying to think positive

May 28th, 2014


I depend on my car. I use it to travel and explore, it carries my paintings and art supplies along with other stuff.


It’s also my ‘home away from home’ and gives me a safe place to sleep while i’m on the road.

The van is having problems, and my mechanic says he can’t fix it.


I can’t get a new van right now, so I have been thinking of alternative ways to get to the places I need to go.

I am lucky to live in a small town that has some public transportation, but it only serves Old Washington/Maysville.
Getting to my studio in Cincinnati (one hour’s drive away) is another challenge.
I got a little bit depressed thinking about my situation, because I convinced myself that my world has just become very small and limited without a car.

Then I started thinking about how my life might be different without a car…and it wasn’t that bad…it’s just a different way to exist.   I can still travel and have adventure.  It would definitely be more healthy.

In 2007, I rode my bicycle all the way around the coast of lower Michigan. It took 2 weeks, and was an amazing trip.

In 2010, I rode my bicycle from Washington, KY to Washington, DC … another great experience.

I know it’s possible to explore and travel long distances without a motor vehicle.  It isn’t the fastest or most convenient way to travel, but it will be more meaningful, because you have more time to experience the people and landscape you are traveling through.

So, I’m going to see how long I can get by without a reliable car. Artists in particular are good at ‘thinking different‘.


Since my mobility is different, I need to adjust the way I do business. Online sales will be a bigger part of my plan. If you like any of the artwork featured in this blog post, please click any of the images  for details on how you can buy prints…and thanks!


A Ride Down Parker Lane – New Charcoal Drawing

April 17th, 2014

I love driving around the backroads. This charcoal drawing is from a road trip down Parker lane in Mason County.

charcoal drawing of truck driving around barn with corn and cows

Original Charcoal Drawing (14″x18″) available with FREE SHIPPING (in the USA) for $150

Rainy Day

April 11th, 2014

I love rainy days…and turnips! A short video to celebrate today’s weather.

Under The Bridge – New Charcoal Drawing

April 10th, 2014


The other day was a beautiful spring day, so I took my easel out to the park for a picnic. We came up with this new original charcoal drawing:
Under The Bridge.

charcoal drawing of ducks under covered bridge

Original Charcoal Drawing (14″x18″) available with FREE SHIPPING (in the USA) for $150

salsa Dogs

April 5th, 2014

I have been salsa dancing since my trip to Mexico. I practice every morning, and my dogs like to jump up and dance with me. They are getting pretty good too!

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