Sunday, October 26, 2014

Plein Aire Extraordinare

Hello Dear Friends,  Above is the beautiful valley behind the "Homeplace" Restaurant in Catawba, Virginia along Rt. 311 if you were going North, headed to Paint Bank.

This is Linda, all hunkered down beside the car to avoid the wind.  She was smart, using just watercolor crayons called Inktense.  The autumn colors are very ugly this year so even inktense won't help with that.

And this is me, able to finally stand after bungy-ing easel to car.  The wind blew it over twice.  I still only made two starts.  Just to much wind to deal with.
Maybe you noticed only the two of us were crazy enough to even try.  Enjoyed it anyway and maybe learned  a few tidbits for next time. (like stay home!) 
Happy Trails

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ikenberry Fall Porch Show

Hello Friends,  The last show of this season was yesterday on the big, comfy porch of Ikenberry's retail store on Rt. 220 in Botetourt.
Above the FFA boys stayed busy all day, stirring apple butter.

Here we are behind the FFA apple butter stand on the porch.  We saw lots of jars go by.  These young ladies took turns with the guys, stirring the new batches.  It was hard work and some took cat naps in the big comfy rocking chairs.
It seems we DLP's take turns when it comes to sales.  Yesterday was my day.  Last time on the porch, 2 weeks ago, it was Mary Anne's day.  So Judy will be able to send off a little donation to the FFA soon.  You know we have to help our farmers and encourage the next generation to take up farming.  Without them, would we have any decent food to eat?
Happy Trails

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Final Ikenberry Show of the Season on Sat. Oct 18

The Leaves are falling, apples are picked, art is prepared.  

Don't miss the final show of the season this Saturday, Oct 18.

“Art Fresh from the Fields and Orchards” Art Show Returns to Ikenberry Orchards on Sat, Oct 18  to Benefit FFA

“Art Fresh from the Fields and Orchards” art show returns to Ikenberry Orchards, 2557 Roanoke Rd, Daleville, VA 24083  on Saturday October 4 and Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9 AM to 3 PM.  The show will feature artwork by the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge: Mary Anne Meador, Judy Lochbrunner, Bonnie Mason, Linda Schaar and Sue Furrow.  

This is the second year for “Art from the Fields and Orchards” on the covered porch at Ikenberry Orchard.  And the Double Line Painters will again donate a portion of any sales to the local FFA chapter at Lord Botetourt High School. 

The Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge will include several paintings from this summer’s plein air events throughout the area in the art show.  

For additional information on the art show or Ikenberry Orchards call 540-992-2448 or Ikenberry Orchard

Look for Sue to return as our favorite blogger as soon as her computer cooperates.