Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Lover’s Legend and Where does an editor go for…

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

oldkitchenbrowncopyrightOld Fashioned Kitchen Again   Original 10″x8″ Color Lithograph     $170

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART


oldkitchemcopyrightSunny Old Fashioned Kitchen   Original 10″x8″ color Lithograph   $170

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Here are two of my color lithographs!  What a difference color makes in the expression of artwork!


dancingconeflowercopyrightConeflower Dance  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

Oil paint will always be my main love!

The Legend of Blowing Rock

The town of Blowing Rock in North Carolina is named for a large over-hanging rock formation over a deep valley in the Appalachian mountains that has an upward draft. The draft is so strong that in winter snow blows upwards towards the rocks.

There is a story about this phenomenon that concerns two lovers from different Native American tribes.

Long ago a young chickasaw woman and her father moved deep into the woods to get away from the constant conflict between the Chickasaws and the Cherokees.  One day she was  in the woods gathering food when she saw a man that she feel in love with at first sight.  He was a Cherokee.


They met secretly for months and then one day they were drawn to a cliff to see a strange color in the sky.   The sun turned dark and became almost the color of blood.  The man knew this meant there was going to be a war between the two tribes and much blood would be lost.

He didn’t know who is should be loyal to- his tribe, or his love.  His decision was to jump off the cliff and end his life.  His lover was horrified and prayed to the gods that controlled the wind that he wouldn’t die and he magically came back up to her on the wind.

The two used the example of their miraculous love to bring peace to the Cherokees and the Chickasaws.


I found this great story on Stories from the Mountains online publication


Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

My husband is always playing with words and cracking me up.  We haven’t had to call 911 yet but I see that day coming.  Maybe one day I can laugh to death!  I think that would be a great way to go!

Anyway, he came up with one I really like a few days ago.  He was talking about revising different kinds of writing and came up with the word, revisal.

A revisal is where an editor goes to get religion! Love it!


Thank you for looking at artwork by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

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