Fairy Stone State Park

Recently we discovered we live near Fairy Stone State Park, near Bassett, Virginia.  Fairy Stone Park EntranceMost local Wise Countians have either seen "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" an annual outdoor drama or The June Tolliver House. Both of which are located in Big Stone Gap. Abe loves road trips I've always meant to pick one up … Continue reading Fairy Stone State Park

My View From 1502 is for sale…

MY VIEW FROM 1502 IS FOR SALEIf you know someone who would love a beautiful, single level home (with a many amenities)  Our home is located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in Southwest VirginiaCan you imagine this view gets more spectacular? It does! When fall paints the trees in reds, yellows and oranges, it is simply breathtaking!and don't forget...The … Continue reading My View From 1502 is for sale…

The View From Where I Sit Now…

...has drastically changed! When we moved to Big Stone Gap (1463 ft), we felt we had literally descended the mountain. However, moving to Lynchburg (630 ft.) opened my eyes! We all know that creativity takes shape in all sorts of ways, mine is in a more domestic form as we settle in to our new nest. … Continue reading The View From Where I Sit Now…

Don’t miss out on your chance for a pre holiday sale….

UPCOMING EVENT:Join me at my coloring book station, and help me bring to life the HUGE 20 x 30 inch Celtic Inspired Coloring Book Page there will also be coloring sheets for the younger coloring fans. Big Stone Gap Celtic FestivalSeptember 26, 201510-3:00 pmABSTRACT EXPRESSIONS COLORING BOOK PARTY*coloring books for sale at the event*ONLINE FRIEND & FAMILY SPECIAL: MENTION THIS ADD FROM SOCIAL … Continue reading Don’t miss out on your chance for a pre holiday sale….

What happens when an artist and a tech guru collaborate….?

DESTINATION WISE COUNTY COLORING AND ACTIVITY BOOKCREATED BY VALERIE DOWDY & DANIEL STANLEY© VALERIE DOWDY ART 2015(thats what you get!)COVER FRONT AND BACKVIDEO SHARING DETAILS OF THE COLORING BOOK BELOWI recently talked about my collaboration with friend, Daniel Stanley. We are finished and our books are on the way! We are proud to share this book … Continue reading What happens when an artist and a tech guru collaborate….?

Coloring Book Event at The June Tolliver House…

Upcoming Event:ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONS COLORING BOOK SIGNINGWhen: August 8Where: The June Tolliver House in Big Stone Gap Time: 4-8:00 pm. Note: this is also the hometown/location of the premiering movie byAdriana Trigiani and based on her novel BSG) BUY ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONS COLORING BOOK ON AMAZON If you haven't picked up a copy of Abstract Expressions Coloring book yet, come by, pick one … Continue reading Coloring Book Event at The June Tolliver House…

Saturday:I got my butt up and moving and I went downtown to check out our town's farmers-market. While there, I saw vendors with GREAT looking local produce, some cool wooden baskets made by a local artist, home-canned goods and fresh baked loaves of breads. Of course I purchased a loaf of sourdough and a jar of … Continue reading

Is everyone ready for a snowy Thanksgiving? Well you sure as heck better be if you live in Wise County. We have about 3 accumulated inches here in Big Stone Gap and it is still coming down!!!! I am sure my friends and family up the mountain could report more. The elevation in BSG is … Continue reading