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

september 27, 2017

“Don’t let the stuff of life obscure the radiant light that shines from within you.” ~ Terry A. Gordon     Rebecca Campbell is one of the most gifted artists I know. She makes exquisite dolls and assorted figures in a really unique, soft, inviting style. Over the years, you’ve seen me stalk her husband, David, with my camera, but he was ill during the Sorghum Festival. That meant poor

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

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

august 15, 2015

“Remember that your natural state is joy.” ~ Wayne Dyer     I met Annie Bassoni at the Woodland Art Fair today. I had so much fun, and ran into so many people I love. It really did my heart good to hug all their necks. My favorite photo of the day, however, has got to be this little girl asking Bangaly Savané for ice cream. Or maybe she was

august 16, 2014

“A brilliant young poet asked me once, ‘But how am I supposed to keep living with a broken heart?’ I laughed, not meaning to be cruel in any way, but answered, ‘How do any of us do it, son? If our hearts are open, they’re going to be broken. That’s the beauty of it… We cherish what is and go on.’” ~ Mary Carroll-Hackett     Elaine Heis is a