• Struggling with Sadness and Grief

    We are sad to say that our dear son Colin passed away unexpectedly in June. He struggled with long Covid for over a year and he had many mysterious illnessess and health problems. Still, no one anticipated the worst could possibly happen (or we shuddered to think about it aloud). But, the worst did occur and he passed away in his sleep. He was fine after work on a Saturday evening. I had also texted him that morning with no unusual news. Sunday would be his day off. But, he didn't answer texts …

  • Frustration of Our Times

    Have you noticed that everything changes slowly - then fast?? Inflation isn't helping us and the supply chain is a constant challenge. For me, that means waiting for parts to make the barn into my modest workspace. What doe it mean to you recently?? Tell me in the comments because I would love to commiserate. A bit of less than good news last month meant that the electricity out to the barn was in disrepair and needed to be replaced. Outdoor wiring has increased almost 50% in cost and it's not …

  • Barn Breaking News!

    So, while I am sitting here watching a March snow-storm begin (aren't those the worst?), I am yet excited! The good news is, we began our barn restoration on Mt. Pisgah. This structure is a lovely old stone building, made in the vernacular Appalachian coal country style. One of the unique discoveries that was found include foundation support rail road rails. These support the upper structure that faces the road and separates the lower that is built into the mountain. The thing is, our friend and…

  • Exciting News!

    Hello 'Almost' Winter! What a technologically challenging year it has been! My website was hacked along with the associated emails and business information. All of my artwork posts - including for my coworkers - is gone. I created a new website and it is a work in progress. New email is available, of course. My contacts/receipts are gone. Although I tried working with the Better Business Bureau to see if they could help me recoup information, this was to no avail. So, onward and upward. I also l…

  • Is it snowing yet??

    I have been working on this website for several weeks. This is my second website, the first having been hacked last July. It was difficult... I had the site since 2014; and it was full and had hundreds of hours of work in it. But, I just took a deep breath, went to a new host and started a new website. I had to change my website name a bit, which hurts when you have branded yourself diligently. But, I do what I have to do. Sometimes, unexpectedly - we start over. It's certainly not as traumatic …


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