Paintings by Harlan Hubbard. He even made the frames. Anna and Harlan were those genuine people who did not preach their beliefs but lived them. Their romantic story may not seem so idyllic to some, but what they lived is near a fairy tale. Their story may become one of those fairy tales not so…… Continue reading Wonder: Lives of Anna & Harlan Hubbard
On this warm December day, a most congenial group of people met at the beautiful Mt. Zion Church in Mercer County, Kentucky. This group, the Appalachian Association of Sacred Harp Singers, typically meets once a month in Lexington to sing in an antiqued style of religious singing. Shape note singing was brought from Great Britain…… Continue reading Sacred Harp Singing at Mt. Zion
My day began early as a Easy Morning Rebel in Lexington, KY as I got ready and headed towards Louisville for the 10th anniversary of the Forecastle Festival. I prayed to the spirits that the day would be awesome, especially since I was going by myself. This was going to be my One Big Holiday.…… Continue reading Forecastle Festival was Bananas in Louisville, KY
Check out Retro Renovation’s post on Taking Photos of Interiors They have posted some good tips They have included a photo I submitted for their 300 Living Rooms!
I’m super excited about this post. It is about one of my favortist subjects; Appalachian music. The music that was created from those who came from Ireland and England to the hills of Kentucky. I’m not sure exactly where my initial interest in folk music came from, but I remember going to the Appalachian/Bluegrass concerts…… Continue reading Appalachia Music & New Albums
Imagine a crack in a vase. Imagine how you would feel if there all of a sudden was a big crack in your favorite vase. Now imagine instead of feeling anger about the crack, just fill that gap with pure gold. This is the teaching of Wabi Sabi. Wabi Sabi has it’s roots in Japanese Zen…… Continue reading The Art of Wabi Sabi: Book Review “Wabi Sabi Love”
On February 9th, 2012, the Hound Dog Press from Louisville, KY came to Lexington to talk about their letterpress business and to show their work, which is currently on exhibit in the Rasdall Gallery at the University of Kentucky until March 1st. The lecture was presented by the Student Activities Board on campus. After the lecture, there…… Continue reading Hound Dog Press: Louisville KY