july 12, 2019

“We meet no ordinary people in our lives. If you give them a chance, everyone has something amazing to offer.” ~ Unknown     The last two weeks have been especially tense around these parts for obvious reasons so I decided some self care was in order. I did what I do every year at this time and made my way to the Berea Craft Fair with Stacy Yelton, stopping

march 16, 2019

“Never trust someone who isn’t kind to animals.” ~ Unknown     1. Annie Bassoni and sweet, sweet artist friend Katie Swartz from Mason, Ohio. 2. Artist and BFF Deb Chenault selling her wares as Annie and Jeanne Marie Hibberd (and my forehead) look on 3. The totally awesome maker of the coolest crows ever, artist Steve Heartsill 4. Longtime BFFs and artists David and Rebecca Miller Campbell were surprised

march 5, 2018

“To be aware that you are still alive, that you are walking on this beautiful planet—that is a form of enlightenment.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh     You know how I love to sneak up on David and Rebecca Campbell when they’re at a festival, right? KY Crafted was no different, except it took Rebecca an unusually long time to see me. It took her so long that Annie went

april 22, 2017

“Think positive and positive things will happen.” ~ Unknown     It was finally time for Ky Crafted: The Market. It was a totally rotten weather day; perfect to be inside soaking up lots of good art. I met Annie Bassoni, fellow art soaker upper, and off we went. We were on the lookout for a few people, and sure enough, we found them. Our first victim, I mean, friend

march 5, 2016

“Our reaction to a situation literally has the power to change the situation itself.” ~ Unknown     I had the opportunity to go to KY Crafted: The Market. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I met Annie Bassoni at the venue and off we went a-lookin’ at glorious art. For three hours we went a-lookin’, and along the way we ran into lots of friends, old and new. David Campbell

november 7, 2015

“Be an example. Show kindness to unkind people. Forgive people who don’t deserve it. Love unconditionally. Your actions always reflect who you are.” ~ Unknown     One of the things I’m proudest of in this life is being from Morgan County Kentucky. One of the reasons that makes me so proud is because of these sweet people right here: David and Rebecca Campbell, Jenny Bell, Jodi Stacy, Lori Campbell,

november 1, 2015

“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” ~ James Allen     I had a guest register available at the reception. I didn’t realize I’d forgotten it until I went to bed Friday night. I attended All Saints Day service this morning and picked it

october 10, 2015

“Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don’t wait. Because right now is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” ~ Unknown     I don’t think David and Rebecca Campbell were expecting to see me today at the Kentucky Art Guild fair at Berea’s Indian Fort Theater. Bec spotted Stacy Yelton, blowing my sneak attack. Drop back and punt: take a real photo of

september 13, 2015

“When you least expect it something great will come along. Something better than you ever planned for. Be patient. Be smart. Stay focused.” ~ Unknown     The bank is gone but the vault remains. This is the backside of the vault that sits in DeLancey Park. It’s a glimpse of the advanced city Cannel City used to be. Every person that comes to Pickin’ in the Park helps promote

august 31, 2015

“You never know who hides a hero within a very fallible shell.” ~ Stacy Yelton     One of my favorite things is attending the Berea Art Fair every July in Berea at Indian Fort. My friend Rebecca Campbell always has a booth at the fair and her husband, David, always helps her. Over the last few years there’s a little game we’ve come to play where I try to photograph them