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

Rainbows, Real and Imagined…they’re both art

Flower #4 This is one is my favorite digital flowers so far. Repeat info: digitally created paintings using my apple pencil and autodesk sketchbook pro app ___________________________The meanings of roses all come together in one flower: love, joy, happiness, passion, desire, fascination and so on. Hope this one amuses you in some way. "don't gain the world, and lose your … Continue reading Rainbows, Real and Imagined…they’re both art

Peace & A Pink Peony….

I told you there was another one in progress...and here it is!Happy Friday & Peace,Valerie If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.~Doug Larson Author of A Hitchhikers Guide

Lazy Days, Mountains, and Sangria Saturday….

Saved this post to share on #winewednesdayOn Saturday we were trying to find ways to beat the heat ) here in Lynchburg! This mountain girl is STILL trying to adjust to the altitude, humidity and heat levels here, Whew....It was 103 (Fahrenheit) at 5 pm yesterday evening. We decided to explore a local winery. And by local, I mean a 15 … Continue reading Lazy Days, Mountains, and Sangria Saturday….

Its A Series, Right…?

If there are at least two and one more in progress, then, it is a series, right??I am creating these images in the Autodesk Sketchbook App on my iPad Pro, using my apple pencil. I am very pleased with the ease of use and features of this program. The floral designs are very different from my usual style … Continue reading Its A Series, Right…?

Bloom and Grow…

Happy Friday!(I think I am addicted to my Apple Pencil and not quite sure whether to ask for help or celebrate the fact. :)Before we moved, one of my job responsibilities was to submit a weekly report to the boss.  He had just taken office in January and used this exercise as a tool to learn … Continue reading Bloom and Grow…

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…

Creative Fun…a how to video

In the past, I've had many requests for video classes. I am considering this a little more seriously while I have some extra time for creativity. The video I have created is a simple exercise and produced digitally in an app I use. I am looking for interest, input, skill level, digital or paint, live or recorded? … Continue reading Creative Fun…a how to video