Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is not Wishing for that and Death of an ipad…


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Well, my ipad has bit the dust.  The store clerk said you can’t replace the battery.  Once it is gone, that is the end of the ipad.  That is a sorry end for a device I paid a lot of money for and hardly ever used. 

I will try getting a different cable and see if that works but I will probably have to get a new ipad which I doubt I will do.  I will just use a laptop when I need something in my studio.  Time to get in there. 

It really is a dreary Monday, so I need to work so I can cheer up.

 

Side Street   Original 16″ x 20″ Oil  painting  SOLD

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Well, the cat problem is almost over!  Two of our neighbors wanted a kitten and they got them before they went feral.  There is one left that they are trying to coax away from the mother.  According to Clyde, they are about the age when the mother will push them away so this works out right for the neighbors and the cats. 

Not sure what will become of the mother.  I called Animal Control but they have not responded yet.  Oh well.  The kittens are so adorable that I told Clyde I wished we could have a cat and Alan and I wouldn’t have allergic reactions and the cat would be no trouble and I wouldn’t be the one to take care of it. 

I was waiting for the “Careful what you wish for admonition”, but I got a weird Clyde response instead.  Watch out for what you wish for.   You may need a 42 page document that guarantees the wish won’t bite you! 

That sounds about right.  LOL!

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Natural Rhythm  40″ x 30″  Oil  Painting $2430

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Riverview at Dusk  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting   $670

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Tiger Lean  Original Oil Painting  SOLD


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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Back to Pastels and Clucking Chickens..


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I am real excited about starting a soft pastel portrait!  It has been a long time since I worked in pastels.  They are a mess but I don’t have to clean brushes or a palette after each session which is great!  I started today without a mask but will put one on the next time.  That stuff gets in the air and practically asphyxiates me.  You have to really love Art to put up with all the problems.  I certainly do!

 

Fall on The New River   Original Pastel  painting SOLD

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I have mentioned a number of times before, we are not at all happy with the digital TV takeover that forced us to get cable or never see PBS again.   We are not about to pay for cable for all three sets, so the TV in our bedroom has a mind of its own and sometimes has a signal but oftentimes does not have a signal and no stations come in.  We have been told various ridiculous things regarding the lack of signal.

My favorite is the amount of leaves on the trees affects the reception.  Lots of leaves right now so nothing comes in most of the time.  Clyde has another theory.  When a chicken clucks in China, our TV won’t come in.  Lots of clucking right now.

I contacted a company in China today that keeps on stealing my images and selling prints of them.  I had lawyers try to get compensation for me but they were not able to do anything about it in spite of the US office the company has.  I didn’t mention clucking chickens to them.  Just wish they would stop stealing my paintings.

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Natural Rhythm  40″ x 30″  Oil  Painting $2430

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Smith Mountain Lake  16″ x 20″ Oil Painting   $670

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Eagle Fire   Original Oil Painting  SOLD


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Blue Ridge Parkway Presents Stage Two and Keeping Zippy…


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Well, I am finally ready to finish this blog and send it out.  So many things to do today that it got lost in the shuffle.  I am pleased to present the second stage of my latest New River painting! Prints are not available just yet but I wanted to show it.  I am pleased with this stage and will probably not change it much in the final version.

 

Riverview Spring   Original 12″ x 9″ Oil painting $236

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

A while back I talked about our awful mouse that kept clicking off and ate batteries like they were made of cheese. Then Clyde bought a great mouse that I named Zippy, the wonder mouse!  It zooms all over the screen, hardly ever needs a battery and still works like new!  Yesterday we spent most of the day, with help, setting up a new computer, printer, and scanner.

The Radford Public Library can breath a sigh of relief.  I won’t be getting prints there anymore and complaining about how dark they are.  I told one of the clerks and she probably told the others so they could do a celebration dance.  Just kidding! Well, who knows?

Anyway, the new stuff is great, except for the mouse. It is slow, awkward, and I just don’t like it so I turned it off and turned Zippy back on.  Great to have an excellent little rodent!  If Zippy ever acts up we will get Zippy 2!

 Image result for mice cartoons in public domain

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Rehoboth Beach Houses  Original Oil Painting   SOLD

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Pawleys Island Sunrise  Original  40″ x 30″ Oil Painting  $2430


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Blue Ridge Parkway Presents First Stage of New Oil and Big Foot…


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Finished the first layer of my new New River oil painting!  Love, love, love oil paint!  Great stuff!  Check out the beginning below!

 

Riverview Spring  Original 12″ x 9″ Oil painting NFS

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde’s knee is hurting less and less while our grass looks like it needs a baler.  He doesn’t want me to do it.  Not sure why.  I think I could get it done but he would rather hire someone until his knee is better.

He called me this morning to see if his lunch was still in the fridge.  It was.  Then he mentioned the tree guys  are coming today to chop down some trees.

He also mentioned he was getting someone to mow the lawn.  I said good, it’s scary out there.  He laughed and said maybe Big Foot is lurking behind the grass.

I think I saw him! Yikes!

Saw a cute Big Foot t-shirt on Pinterest.  Big Foot doesn’t believe in you, either.

Love it!

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Eagle Fire  Original Oil Painting   SOLD

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Golden Blue Ridge Sunset  Original  25″ x 18″ Oil Painting  $960


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Blue Ridge Parkway is Back to Oils and Fish Story…


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I am so pleased to back to oils!  Been walking with Clyde and getting Spring inspirations!  The first one is a beautiful New River view from Riverview Park.  I have the first layer done and anxious to get to the second.  Love oil paint!  I am also going to start a pastel portrait soon.  So much to do!  So little time.

 

Stepping Stones on The New River  Original Oil painting SOLD

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde was able to walk up a flight of stairs yesterday without pain!  Yes! His knee is improving so I think I should be able to get a funny out of him.

I told him I was completely dry in regards to funnies.  How do I get wet again?

He said I should go outside in our present deluge, go on down to the river and jump in and tell my jokes to the fish.

Okay, that was a weird one, but it is all I got on a drizzly Monday so I took it.

Great heaven joke on the internet!  A guy is trying to check in but St. Peter tells him he almost made it, but those fish stories and pictures on Facebook. Really?

 Image result for funny picture of fish in public domain

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Eagle Fire  Original Oil Painting   SOLD

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Golden Blue Ridge Sunset  Original  25″ x 18″ Oil Painting  $960


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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Getting Outside and No Change…


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Love the weather right now.  Not too cold or hot.  Just right.  We are in for a deluge this weekend so it is time to step away from the computer and get outside.  Clyde and I walk very slowly until his knee is better.  I hope I will get a good report when he gets home.  The progress varies.  Hope every one has a great weekend!

 

Bisset Park Rapids  Original Acrylic painting SOLD

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Clyde is still having trouble with his knee in spite of exercise and weights.  It will be a long time before he is better but you have to give him an “A” for effort!  His sense of humor is coming back and I am getting some goofy answers to my questions.

Yesterday I called him and opened with,

You know how we all change a lot as we age.

No, I am just an older monkey.

Well, I have changed a lot.  When I was young I wasn’t that interested in History and now I am fascinated by it.  I want to read all that whaling history in Moby Dick.  Where is it?

Who knows?

Got it from the library and now those parts of the book don’t seem to take up as much of the book as I thought they did.

There is a great Moby Dick funny on the internet.  Herman Melville is puzzled about a piece of paper that he is holding.  I white whale is staring at him and saying it is a restraining order, idiot.

 Image result for whale cartoons in public domain

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Heart Twirl  Original Acrylic Painting   NFS

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Sweet Pea Morning on The Blue Ridge   Original  24″ x 18″ Oil Painting  $384


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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Happy for Her Mountain Man and Look out, Mouse!


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Clyde is getting better and hopes to get to work tomorrow.  I don’t know.  The knee is still a pain in the knee so I am not sure he can drive for thirty minutes and then put in eight hours.  Oh well.  I guess he can claim victory and retreat after a few hours.  We will see!

 

Bisset Park Rapids Original  Acrylic  Painting   SOLD

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Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Once again we have a visitor we don’t want.  Lots of nasty evidence of a mouse in the kitchen.  The first one we caught with a Have a Heart trap and Clyde took it down to the river.

The second one was caught in the same trap but managed to get out so we used the killer kind.  I was hoping we could get the third one with the Have a Heart trap, but no luck so we will use the killer kind again.

In this case, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing for this mouse.  It has successfully figured out how to avoid the Have a Heart trap so it will pay for that knowledge.  As Clyde says, the more you know the more it comes back to bite you!  Look out Smart Alec!  You will be bit this time.

 Cartoon Mouse - Clipart ...

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A Break in the Clouds Original   Oil  Painting sold

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Burning Shore Original Oil Painting   SOLD

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Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter  Original  24″ x 18″ Oil Painting  $864


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