Welcome to where I am, where my kitchen's always messy, a pot's (or a poet) always about to boil over, a dog is always begging to be fed. Drafts of poems on the counter. Windows filled with leaves. Wind. Clouds moving over the mountains. If you like poetry, books, and music--especially dog howls when a siren unwinds down the hill-- you'll like it here.


MY NEW AUTHOR'S SITE, KATHRYNSTRIPLINGBYER.COM, THAT I MYSELF SET UP THROUGH WEEBLY.COM, IS NOW UP. I HAD FUN CREATING THIS SITE AND WOULD RECOMMEND WEEBLY.COM TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A WEBSITE. I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY NEW SITE TO KEEP UP WITH EVENTS RELATED TO MY NEW BOOK.


MY NC POET LAUREATE BLOG, MY LAUREATE'S LASSO, WILL REMAIN UP AS AN ARCHIVE OF NC POETS, GRADES K-INFINITY! I INVITE YOU TO VISIT WHEN YOU FEEL THE NEED TO READ SOME GOOD POEMS.

VISIT MY NEW BLOG, MOUNTAIN WOMAN, WHERE YOU WILL FIND UPDATES ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY KITCHEN, IN THE ENVIRONMENT, IN MY IMAGINATION, IN MY GARDEN, AND AMONG MY MOUNTAIN WOMEN FRIENDS.




Sunday, March 1, 2009

Totem Ghost in the Original



I have Totem Ghost hanging just beside my front door. Not the print, the painting. It reminds me a little of a painting by my great-grandmother Ella Valentine Fry. I'll have to post a photo of that one tomorrow.

On the other side is a painting titled Verde. More about that a little later, too. With a better photo.

3 comments:

Susan M. Bell said...

I have said it before; you are so lucky. I love that painting. Once I get my writing room upstairs set up, I'm going to order a print of this painting. There's just something about it that really gets to me. Reminds me of the way Starry Night made me feel the first time I saw it. (Gonna order a print of that one as well.) They are both great inspirations.

Kaye Barley said...

I just love it too. Where, pray tell, can we order prints?
Like Susan, it touches something deep within me.

Jane said...

This must be stunning in person. Cindy's work deserves a wider audience. You're lucky to be able to see and be inspired by this painting every day.