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I wish I were A writer…it’s hard to describe such a great day with words

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Saturday, I visited the covered bridge festival at Goddard, Kentucky, where I enjoyed the picturesque covered bridge, live bluegrass music, and local arts and crafts. I am replacing my manufactured kitchen dishes with artwork by local potters, so I left with a few BEAUTIFUL pots. I won’t show the pictures, but if you come over to my studio for something to eat, I will show them to you!

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Toby Fried and Pam Wiseman

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Dana Sorrell

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Robert Barker With Resident Dog

I did not have as much time as I would have liked to stay at the festival. Artcroft was having an opening of their recently built gallery. It is a special treat for Artcroft to be open to the public, and I was looking forward to seeing the series of paintings that resident artist Rebecca Meredith.

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Rebecca Meredith

It was her last day at Artcroft. My personal favorite painting from her residency was a small portrait of Maureen Barker. It has a beautiful quality, and captures the spirit of one of my favorite people.
NOTE TO Rebecca: I would like to show your portrait of Maureen on this post, if you can send me a copy sometime?

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Akirash did a drum performance, and showed his artwork…an amazing body of work after only a week at Artcroft! I can’t wait to see what he does for the rest of his residency.

Clip of Akirash’s Friday Drum Performance At Banana Tree Studios

Sabine Heinlein read a chapter of the book she is working on. It was a privilege to get a sneak peek of a writer’s work in progress. After only hearing one chapter, I can’t wait for her to finish so that I can read the rest of her work. Sabine is a socially conscious journalist from NYC. You can see/read/hear some of her work at her website.

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Sabine Heinlein

Jim Lalley and Maureen Barker recited their poetry. I always enjoy watching/listening to writers performing their written work. It adds a whole dimension to the work.

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Maureen Barker

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Jim Lalley and Robert Barker

At the end of the evening, I was invited to join Jim and Jennifer Gleason at their farm, where we sat under the stars and had a great finish to a beautiful day

I don’t have the talent to use words and describe the great things happening here in our little patch of Kentucky. But I think there is something special about the people and things happening down here. Of course I am biased, since I am hopelessly in love with this part of the country!