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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist needs a Crystal Ball and Thinking of You...

November 16th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist needs a Crystal Ball and Thinking of You...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work! Here is the address!
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Yesterday we spent well over an hour taking buckets of water from the solar unit to the sink as it just dripped, and dripped, and dripped. The repair guy thought he had figured out what to do so we would have hot water before he really got in and repaired it. Well, it didn't work. We found out another thing that was wrong internally so it just started spewing water from the tank that he filled up again. I hope we don't have to pay a big repair bill and then have to replace the unit anyway.

I think we need a crystal ball for this one.


Wild Flower Magic Original 10" x 8" oil painting $168
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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Tuesday I had my mouth raked by a very good dental hygienist. It took a little longer this time so I asked if there was a lot of build up. She said there was more than usual on the lower teeth. Okay, I brush my teeth after everything I eat. Then I use one of those tiny brush tooth pick things to make sure I got it all. I floss at least three times a day and I have a kit in my purse.

I think the only way I can keep my teeth clean is to stop eating or only eat through a straw. Anyway, my mouth was quite sore all evening and I figured I would have night mares, which I did.

The next day I told Clyde that I think when we are uncomfortable we get nightmares. The other nightmares I get when I am not in pain are because I am thinking of you. I couldn't resist that one even though it is not at all true. Just trying to keep some humor in the blog!

He is a good sport and agreed that one would be a good funny for the blog.




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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist's Latest Computer Rant and I beat him to the Punch Line...

November 14th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist




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Yikes, what a day! We got hacked and had to spend time and money getting our computer back. I have no idea how it happened. I have not clicked on anything out of the ordinary and I did not download anything. I hope that is the end of that problem that sucked up most of the evening. Computers are the worse time suckers ever.


Stream original oil painting SOLD
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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Well, we still do not have hot water. I think it has been three or four weeks. I am starting to lose count. The repair guy yesterday worked hard on it and repaired part of it but now he needs a part that will be hard to find due to the age of the system. He has a similar solar system that is still going strong after 40 years so he thinks he can get this one going again! We may not have to replace it.

When I talked to my mother about it she said we would probably have to replace it. I told Clyde that and he asked why. Because it is so old.

I beat him to the punch line this time with, No I will not be replacing you.

Here's a cute age joke!


The bad news is that I have a bad memory and am no good at math. The good news is that I have no idea how old I am.
- Melanie White


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Church Snow Scene Original 16" x 12" Oil Painting $384
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Owl Stare Original 20" x 16" Oil Painting $670
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Looking forward to working in Pastels and Fun with Music...

November 12th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Looking forward to working in Pastels and Fun with Music...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


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Looking forward to getting back to a pastel portrait of my son and his girlfriend! I still have some work to do on my latest Peaks of Otter painting but it is just some tweaking here and there. This Sunday has been filled with too much work so I hope I can get away for a while. Cheers!


Chinese Orchids 14" x 10" oil painting $285

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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Poor Clyde has to listen to me gripe about playing the piano for the church. No one else will do it except the pastor's wife and they are leaving soon so I guess I will have to play more then I am playing now. Yuck! Stage fright is an awful thing that I can't seem to shake but I get through it and keep on trying to talk others into taking a turn. They are all turning a deaf ear to me.

Saw a cute musician's joke. The instructions for the beginning of a piece were gently and four p's for very soft. The caption is "How about if I just don't play?" Sounds good to me!










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Wildflower Current 40" x 30" oil painting Painting $2430
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Church Snow Scene Original 16" x 12" Oil Painting $384
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Owl Stare Original 20" x 16" Oil Painting $670
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Looking Forward to Escaping The Computer Room and Missing Class...

November 9th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Looking Forward to Escaping The Computer Room and Missing Class...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work! Here is the address!
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I am real pleased with my latest Fall painting! I have one more layer to go but it won't look that different. Sometimes the arm wrestling isn't that bad! Well, bowling tonight! Yes, no where near the Computer room and I do not stare at my phone at the Bowling Alley.


Fall Reflections at The Peaks of Otter Stage Three Original 11" x 14" oil painting NFS
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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

I have not had a Dance class since summer! My poor teacher has Lyme disease and she does not feel well enough to teach. Lately I have been complaining to Clyde that I miss my class. He said he knows what that is like. He has always been a no class guy.

I really am going to get punnelled to death by him but what a way to go! I love puns. They always crack me up and he does have class!


Cute dance joke. Dance like no one is watching because they aren't. They are looking at their phones. That's the truth!





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Wildflower Current 40" x 30" oil painting Painting $2430
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Sweet Pea Morning on The Blue Ridge Original 24" x 18" Oil Painting $864
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Horse Pasture Original 16" x 12" Oil Painting $384
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased with Current Painting and Perils of Humpty Dumpty...

November 7th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased with Current Painting and Perils of Humpty Dumpty...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work! Here is the address!
https://goo.gl/rV7F9a

Working away. I guess we all do that. I never thought I would be doing so much work on a computer but that is the way it is these days. I am pleased with the progress on my latest Fall painting. I just wish there were more light. When I have to depend on my daylight flurorescent lights it is hard to see the warm colors.

There are special artist lights but then the painting only looks good when that light is turned on.
A combination of window light and daylight flur0rescent works best for me. My work is made to be seen in homes and I work hard so they look good in natural and/or incandescent.

Back to work!


Blue Ridge Magic from Sharp Top Original 12" x 9" oil painting $236

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Please check out Clyde's book!

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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Since it really is Fall now as is evident by the color changes and cooler weather, I was looking around for some Fall humor. Here's one. It was a terrible summer but Humpty Dumpty had a great Fall.

Clyde added... All winter he sat and shivered. Spring came and he fell all to pieces. I think that takes care of poor Humpty Dumpty!

The temperature is supposed to drop 20 degrees today.

That is a fall I don't want but I think it is about time.













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Wildflower Current 40" x 30" oil painting Painting $2430
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Sweet Pea Morning on The Blue Ridge Original 24" x 18" Oil Painting $864
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Horse Pasture Original 16" x 12" Oil Painting $384
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to sell a Print of the cover of Fiddling at Midnight's Farmhouse and Icicle Fingers...

November 5th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased to sell a Print of the cover of Fiddling at Midnight

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


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Three weeks without hot water and counting. I can't believe it but Clyde found someone in Roanoke that has the same old solar system we have and he will work on it. The only problem is he is quite ill and won't be able to come for two weeks. So we will be heating water on a stove for a lot longer than we would like to.

Oh well, smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you cry alone.

Anyway, I am real pleased to sell a framed print of the cover of Clyde's book, Fiddling at Midnight's Farmhouse to a great Kentucky patron! Yes! That is a cheer up note and The Aquatic Center isn't going anywhere so I can wash my hair there.


Fiddling at Midnights Farmhouse Original 20" x 16" oil painting NFS
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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Now that the weather is finally changing, my hands are starting to turn into icicle holders. The hands get cold but those fingers really are as much like icicles as fingers on a human can be.

I don't know why they get so cold. I wear layers in the house. If we adjust the heat to accommodate me, the other two will sweat big time. Clyde is the opposite.


Cute joke about cold people on the internet. If you are cold, stand in a corner. They are usually 90 degrees. Sorry, I just love puns! Clyde said all he got from standing in the corner were the jeers from class mates.












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Wildflower Current 40" x 30" oil painting Painting $2430
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Sweet Pea Morning on The Blue Ridge Original 24" x 18" Oil Painting $864
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Horse Pasture Original 16" x 12" Oil Painting $384
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Becoming a Regular at The Aquatic Center and Maybe that Word should be Revised...

November 2nd, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Becoming a Regular at The Aquatic Center and Maybe that Word should be Revised...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist




Two weeks without cold water and when we use cold water in the kitchen the solar system leaks. The heat pump people are doing their inspection today. I hope there is nothing wrong there. One good thing about this problem is I make sure I find the time to get to the Aquatic Center so I can have a hot shower after swimming. I saw something that I thought was very interesting yesterday. The life guard did not sit in the chair. He stood by the pool for a while, walked around the pool, and then stood again. I thought that was a smart way to handle that job. Sitting is so bad for us. That was a very smart life guard!

Here is the second layer of Fall Reflections at the Peaks of Otter. I will be working on another layer tomorrow. Prints are available of all stages of the painting.

Fall Reflections at The Peaks of Otter Stage Two Autumn 14" x 11" oil painting NFS
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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Clyde mentioned to me a while back that there is evidence that our I. Q.s are going down and the researchers think it has something to do with the time spent on the internet. He thinks we may have to rethink the word Homo Sapiens. Since Sapien is the New Latin word for wise maybe we should change the name to Stupidicus Maximus.

Okay, he said it, not me, although considering some of the things we do that causes harm, it is looking like a possible replacement for Homo Sapien.



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Stepping Stones on The New River Original Oil Painting SOLD
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Path on Sharp Top Original 14" x 11" Oil Painting $313
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Still Heating Water and Go Outside or Else...

October 31st, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Still Heating Water and Go Outside or Else...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


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Still no warm water and a lot of smart mice running around leaving their calling cards. I was getting discouraged over the lack of success with the traps and worried that they had gotten too smart for them when I found one this morning. Yea! I don't like to kill them but they were too smart for the Have a Heart trap so they either need to vacate the premises or pay the consequences. I hope they are packing their bags right now.

I have started another Fall Peaks of Otter painting. This one is of the beautiful lake in front of the lodge. Here is the first layer!



Fall Reflections at The Peaks of Otter Stage One Autumn 14" x 11" oil painting NFS
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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

I try to find time to read. It is difficult since I am practically manacled to a computer. I don't want to read online books. It is tough on the eyes so I do get books from the library. Radford library has a great collection and they get new books in all the time. Sometimes I pick something out without my glasses and wonder how that one got in my house.

Clyde always checks out what I get and gives me his opinion. The last book I checked out was a rather unsophisticated illustrated book of poems that I thought was something else. Clyde was not at all impressed with it. I told him I got that book by mistake. He said the author wrote it by mistake.

Well, that's all from the Critic's corner today!





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Stepping Stones on The New River Original Oil Painting SOLD
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Path on Sharp Top Original 14" x 11" Oil Painting $313
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Heating Water and Chasing Mice...

October 29th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Heating Water and Chasing Mice...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


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We are still getting cold water from the bathroom and heating it on the stove. If we use the water in the kitchen the broken water tank starts spewing it out. The Aquatic Center is looking real good right now. We can get a hot shower there so I think I will be swimming more this week and hoping the plumber can find a replacement unit for our tank. Fingers and toes crossed!



Misty Blue Ridge Autumn 14" x 11" oil painting $313

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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Wow! We really have a mouse infestation. A few days ago we caught two and then re-set the trap and didn't catch one so we thought we were done. Then as I was walking down the hall yesterday a mouse smiled and waved at me as he ran into the kitchen. Clyde is beginning to think they have figured out that the mouse trap is no place to nibble. There is a great mouse joke that says it all. A mouse is happily eating cheese next to a trap that has a sign. The sign has the words Better Cheese. The mouse says no thanks!

I can only hope that any mice we still have will start getting stupid real fast.












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Wildflower Current 40" x 30" oil painting Painting $2430
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Stepping Stones on The New River Original Oil Painting SOLD
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Path on Sharp Top Original 14" x 11" Oil Painting $313
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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Groaning and Crazy Week...

October 26th, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Groaning and Crazy Week...

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


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Wow! Not my favorite week. Our Solar System sprang a leak and now we can't use our hot water and it leaks every time we use the cold water. Both the plumber and the solar tech guy said this is the way it has to be until we get a replacement part for where it is leaking.

We will probably have to replace the whole unit. It is one of the first models and uses a water heater. The new ones provide direct electricity without going through a water tank. I have to keep heating water on the stove to do dishes while emptying buckets of water at the unit.

New roof, new car after one died, and now a new heating system. 2017 has been the Year of Spending Money. Yikes!



Golden Blue Ridge Sunset 25" x 18" soft pastel painting $960
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Life with The Word and Bird Man - Clyde Kessler

Clyde's work phone and our landline have had another fight and they aren't speaking to each other. I think they need counseling so they can get their tech act together. Between our dying solar system, phone trouble, and a new mouse running around our house, Clyde is feeling old.

Whenever he complains about being old I pretend I am older. I tell him that you are only as old as you feel which makes me about 85. He said he has rolled past 100 and can't get up.



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Church Snow Scene 16" x 12" Oil Painting $384
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In Charge Original 10" x 8" Oil Painting SOLD
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