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Spring On The Road

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I decided to cross the mountains and visit my sister and a friend who is in the hospital.  The interstate is convenient when you need to get somewhere quickly, but you miss out on experiencing the real landscape of the area. 

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After passing through Charleston, WV, I got off the interstate, and took the lesser roads to DC. 

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I’m not on any deadline (other than returning home in time for Jeff Hensley’s art show at Artcroft),

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so I drove slow through the mountains and Shenendoah Valley, stopping along the way for sketching and taking photographs.

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In DC, I visited my friend, a talented artist and playwright who is in the hospital.  While we visited, I had the opportunity to sketch her portrait. thePlaywright      

FYI, I am planning another slow drive home, and will be working along the way.  I have been using my cell phone to upload photos and sketches to my Facebook profile  Add me as a friend if you would like to see the work while I create it.

Also,

Sunday, April 5th from 2-6 is Jeff Hensley’s Exhibit at Artcroft.  If you haven’t met Jeff, he is an amazing artist who has been working on a series celebrating Kentucky’s black barns.  You can get more information and a sneak peek of his work at his website:
www.jeffhensley.com

This is also a rare opportunity to visit Artcroft,  a beautiful farm that offers a residency program for writers and artists.   It is usually closed to the public, in order to give the artists/writers a creative environment.  You can learn more about Artcroft at their website:
www.artcroft.org