tulip poplar love

Found these leaves on my morning walk.
Heart shaped leaves....luckier than
a four leaf clover....don't you think?!


Donnie B.

live music...good friends...cool summer night
does it get any better?!

Donnie Blackwell. Imagine that James Taylor and Patty Griffin had a son together...he would write songs and sing like Donnie. Yes...he's that good.

{I met my husband at one of Donnie's shows AND he sang Bob Dylan's, "Wedding Song" at our wedding.}


BIG thursday

Last week was the BIG crafty...this week it's BIG thursday!

Art and Light is celebrating their 2 year anniversary with a
splendid evening of champagne, chocolate and of course...ART!

AND...if that wasn't enough...Judy Verhoeven also has an opening
Thursday from 5-8:00 at 912 South Main Street in Greenville.

Either one of these happenings is enough to get me to
Greenville...at night...but both of them?!
Too big to miss!


crafty trades

My new BEE-u-tee-FULL handmade book by Lisa Norris of Made By One Girl. The gold flower is a block print that she made and she painted the blue bird on the top. The inside covers are old maps and there is a mix of fun paper inside. LOVE IT!

AND...how about that painting from the Tree Ring series by Tracy Melton?! He cuts down the tree and saws it into slices, sands, paints and seals each one. LOVE IT, 2!

Going out of town for a few days.
Hope the rest of your week is lovely!


BIG fun...

at the Big Crafty!
Can you see the table beside mine with the target paintings???
They were great....bold graphic color!
AND...we traded! Aren't I the lucky one?!?
Still need to unload the car (surprise!) but will show you my Big Crafty goodies soon.
Have a terrific Tuesday!



The BIG Crafty is this Sunday.
The Green Wardrobe and Wingo will be there...along with lots and lots of great art/artists! And if that wasn't reason enough to go...the show is in ASHEVILLE! You can come for the day: have brunch, go to TBC, walk around town and end the day at one of my top 5 favorite places of all time- The Grove Park Inn lobby!
It'll be a great day.
Hope to see you there!


the 4th

The boat parade is usually the highlight of the fourth
but this year it was having Miss Shirley at the lake!

Hope your holiday was great
and your Monday is marvelous!

{Jason- the 5th image is for you...proof that she was really there!}


simple summer deliciousness...

Peach Cobbler

3/4 cup flour
pinch salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup butter
2 cups fruit
1 cup sugar

Sift flour, salt and baking powder.
Mix with 1 cup sugar and slowly stir in milk to make batter.
Melt butter in 8x8 baking dish.
Pour batter over butter.
Mix fruit and 1 cup sugar and spoon over batter.
Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Serve hot or cold.

Have a safe happy fun fourth!