Tag Archives: folk art

Ribbon Of Color (flows over the hills)

(1) A ribbon of color Your color Everyone is assigned one Through your life you are attracted to your color and it stands true High on the mountain Your ribbon in the sky The tail of a comet A flowing … Continue reading

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Sam Sloth (my grandpa had one too)

A long time ago, my grandpa had a coconut like this in his basement on the wall and it had string in the mouth and you could pull the string and snip it off when you needed a little. His … Continue reading

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An Afternoon With Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks (a friendly little visit)

Last fall, or autumn as some like to say, a few nice folks came to see me. They were attending a class at the Art Institute of Atlanta — film students with some fancy cameras and a mind full of … Continue reading

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Antennas To The Sky (painted poles)

I am building something. I am painting stripes. I decided to take a step forward before I was ready. I hope the antenna will bring me down signals that are right. I hope it will bring me the message. I … Continue reading

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New Year New Art (painted thoughts)

What color is your breathe? What color is your blood? What color are your leaves? What color is the mud? Things grow in their own way. Paintings develop on their own. Usually they grow in a manner that suites them … Continue reading

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Boiled Peanuts (a trip to dillard)

I recently rode up to Hambidge for their Fall Festival. It was a sunny warm Saturday in October — a very peaceful afternoon of mellow music and mountain air. I ate some good food and learned about Raku firing of … Continue reading

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Happy Stones (take a friend home)

A while back up in the foothills of the BlueRidge I drew on a couple smooth rocks. Earlier in my life I had painted a big round rock that used to sit on my grandpa’s driveway. Now it rests in my … Continue reading

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Lookin’ For Lost Keys (swamp swap shop)

Recently, I was lucky enough to meet a couple fellas down in the swamps of the Doll’s Head Trail. I was just down there looking across the water for birds and turtles. These guys in black outfits walked up and told … Continue reading

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Painted Paper Letters (i used to love you)

The pink petals unfold and there are hand painted paper letters inside. I unfolded them and I lined them up on the ground. They read…. I USED TO LOVE YOU. The brown man in the turban was chewing gum.  My dog … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Bottle (a bubbling’ bottle of good times)

Hi again. I was lucky enough to be asked to paint a Coca-Cola bottle for the World of Coke Museum’s Pop Culture Gallery. I felt luckier than a $2 bill … or is it a $3 bill? Anyway, I am pretty dang happy … Continue reading

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