Monday, July 11, 2011


Just came home from Asheville, North Carolina, where my husband and I spend some time exploring the artful city and  I taught a mixed media workshop at Random Arts in Saluda, NC

...Here are some of my happy students!

a beautiful tree of life by my student from Florida.......isn't it grand? I love the color palette......

very cool works in clay from our visit to the River Arts District

The Carl Sandburg home outside of Asheville....the air was could just hear the poetry.....
Home Thoughts
The sea rocks have a green moss.
The pine rocks have red berries.
I have memories of you.

Speak to me of how you miss me.
Tell me the hours go long and slow.
Speak to me of the drag on your heart,
The iron drag of the long days.
I know hours empty as a beggar’s tin cup on a rainy day,
Empty as a soldier’s sleeve with an arm lost.

Speak to me . . .

The Biltmore House....faithfully preserved estate...the largest private residence in America.....county home to the Vanderbilts.....these are photos from the architectural tour. We hiked up to the roof for some splendid views.........

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Jane LaFazio said...

ah indeed!! didn't you love the biltmore estate? and next time I'll visit the carl sandburg home too...
cute pic of you and Jose!

LadyBird said...

Oh I can't believe I missed you at Random Arts! Shoot! I love that place and everywhere you visited...Thanks for joining my blog, I hope to meet you next time!

Helen said...

Marianne......Oh well...hopefully you can sign up for next year's workshop at Random Arts...sign up for the Random arts newsletter so you don't miss out next year!

I did love the Biltmore Jane!