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A small Coastal town called Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
Hi, my name is Ronnie. I am an American Contemporary Folk Artist. I conjure up images, then paint them on canvas. This makes me happy. Nice to meet you.

Inspiration from Brilliant Minds

Inspiration from Brilliant Minds
Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. - George Tooker

Friday, October 2, 2009

Summer aka BLOG KILLER!

My new favorite t-shirt
"I live in my own world, but it's OK...
they like me here."

Hey Lovely Bloggers!
It has been 42 days since my last blog post! This was certainly not intentional, but Summer grabbed me with the tenacity of a gator on a terrier!
A quick refresher: Joe has retired. Life as I have known it for decades is gone, vanished, kaput.
We have no trouble filling up our days, but now, every day seems like a weekend. If asked what day it is, Joe and I both glaze over... "Saturday?"
It has been fun, but I have sorely missed my art. There have been so many moments when I have been stopped in my tracks by pure inspiration, images conjured that I KNEW were destined for solid form. Dozens of ideas have simply floated away... stolen away by a cluttered mind and too much activity.
Where do lost ideas go!? I don't know, but I'm on a mission to find them!
I keep telling myself, "You need to create a notebook necklace". When inspiration hits, paper and pencil are RIGHT THERE! Scribble it down quick. Grab it while ya got it.
Today, I find myself blissfully alone. WEEEEEEEEEEE! As I type, Joe is headed for a race in Virginia (VIR for you race fans). I begged off with a kiss and a wave-goodbye from the driveway.
Here's Joe, happy as a clam, in the pits with APR Motorsports

Wasting no time, I headed off to the nearby village of Locust Grove to meet with Brenda, the owner of Old South Ceramics. She will host me as "her artist" at a local art event called "Art After Dark". I have until Oct 9th to get it together, interrupted only by jury duty on the 5th. Wish me luck that it's not a long drawn out horrible trial. I just don't have time for justice these days!

Locust Grove, Georgia
site of Art After Dark, October 10th

It's good to be back. I'll be posting pictures of two more Hawaiian artists I met during our August trip and of course all the goings on around here! See you then.
Is there a chill in the air? Are the leaves beginning to fall where you live?
Love and all good things,


Anne said...

Hi, Ronnie! Welcome back to blogland! Glad to see you're enjoying life and living large! Hawaii looks like fun! Have fun at Art after Dark! :-)

JaxPop said...

Glad to see retirement is going so well. Agree on the idea thing - jot down notes so they're not lost. That shirt sounds like my general attytood. Alligator on a terrier... hmm... Michael Vick might pay to see that. (Sorry, couldn't ignore that opening.)

Mercy said...

Shes Alive!!!!

Great to have you back!

Anonymous said...

Life surely sounds a dream having your hubby home all day now retired.
You both look so young though, how do you do it?
Keep having though's wonderful saturday's!

Sandy Mastroni said...

missed you SO much !
glad to hear you have been busy and happy

mentalmulch said...

Hey Ronnie! There you are! I can see why it's been 42 days since your last post...busy indeed!
Yes there's a chill in the air here in PA and the leaves are sloooowly changing color,but not falling too much yet. I'm waiting!!
Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you back! You were missed. I wanna see some ART, girlfriend!

Tatieva said...

J'adore la couleur pistache, ça fait trés maracons français, nous aimons beaucoup cette couleur aussi chez nous !
Quel bel endroit à vivre !
Very nice...
From France,
Tatieva, painter

Susan said...

It took us quite sometime to adjust to early retirement. You will both figure it out and the art will be there waiting for you. I miss your brain and the stuff that falls out. Take care and have fun. Susan

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