Beth Bale “On the Fence”

“On the Fence” Beth Bale Watercolor on Board, framed original $80 A horsewoman and true lover of horses herself though not a racer, painter Beth Bale, is especially qualified to paint racing horses.  She is originally from Kentucky and has known of racing all her life.  Today the Belmont is run and I thought to […]

Tim Smith “Playin’ Possum”

“Playin’ Possum” Tim Smith Clay Since we had so much fun with the tick-eating possums yesterday (thank you Laurie Lindgren​), I’m posting more.  These are clay Playin’ Possums by Tim Smith of Maddog Mudworks​.  Each one has a different instrument and personality! Tim Smith is A whimsical, talented, musical guy of the mountains who creates little […]

Diane Ness “Linen Top Orchid”

“Linen Top in Orchid and Pink” Diane Ness 100% Pre-washed Linen, Size L $145 Clothing Designer and Seamstress, Diane Ness, brought in some pretty new tops in Summer colors this week.  This 100% linen top is of softest orchid and pink, seems to float and flow as only linen can do.  Diane uses the finest […]

Goathouse Cat Refuge T-Shirt

Support Your Local Cat House T-Shirt from Goathouse Cat Refuge We have a few of these cute t-shirts left from the Goathouse Refuge.  Proceeds help their efforts to save cats.  Having gotten a great cat, Vincent VanGogh, from there and being such a cat lover, I want to support them.  Remember it’s kitten season.  Here […]

Wendy Wilkins “Summer Aspens”

“Summer Aspens” Wendy Wilkins Alcohol Ink Painting Quaking Aspens, a favorite of many, get a jaunty Summer presentation in Wendy Wilkin’s “Summer Aspens.”  Surely the perfect place to frolic in the flowers while enjoying shade of such a vibrantly living, quaking, forest. I thought of Wendy’s paintings this morning reading “The David Suzuki Reader”: The […]

Jerry Fowler “Ephemeral Rising”

“Ephemeral Rising” Jerry Fowler Pottery Branching out from his well-loved cosmic piggies and sonic chickens, Jerry Fowler has made a few abstract sculptural pieces.  “Ephemeral Rising” is the 3rd in a series and shows a different kind of branching out!  Jerry says this sculptural vase represents his own imagining of “primordial life coming up from […]

Anora McGaha “The Blessing”

  “The Blessing” Anora Sutherland McGaha Book I have read this book by Anora Sutherland McGaha and today am remembering someone I lost recently and my dear friend who lost him too. A death is a life-changing event for the one who is left. Anora’s story is a fairy tale about healing and grief, written […]

Sarah Froeber “Molly Learns to Say Mine”

“Molly Learns to Say Mine” Sarah Froeber book With an MA in Child Psychology and over 40 years working with children in theater and workshops, Sarah Froeber has the education and experience to write a book about boundaries for children.  Sweet Molly of “Molly Learns to Say Mine” learns her lesson through the kind of […]

Gasoline Stove CD

Gasoline Stove cd Including all original music, Gasoline Stove’s cd is not “your grandmother’s” music though it is described as “Americana.”  You might guess from the title that the songs are varied and about mostly unusual subjects.  These are Scott Morgan’s thoughts and visions flowing without punctuation (no periods).  From the title track “Vultures on […]

Mary Darley “Off Shore”

“Off Shore” Mary Darley Mary Darley, the daughter and granddaughter of illustrators for National Geographic Magazine, is a painter who includes the action and drama of nature in her paintings.  This one, titled “Off Shore” of a Great Blue Heron who caught a Catfish — probably too big to swallow! — is no exception.  Can’t […]