Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Best of AM- A Story for the Birds

We are getting snow this morning, and it isn't even part of a winter storm watch we are under.  It's going to be a mess, literally.

Right now, I am at 42,217 words towards my 50,000 NaNoWriMo goal - so I am featuring (unedited) the story of a local artist I first published in November, 2009- one who, I am happy to say, is still making his art.  (Photos of his art were taken by permission.)  Please enjoy this encore post while I continue to labor on my NaNoWriMo Work in Progress.

Tomorrow, I promise a "live" post.

A story of the Art Studios Open House in Susquehanna County, PA
It took me a while to post this, but I wanted to share the story and art of one the artists I visited this year. 

The artist is Tom Richie  He's a wood carver....and someone alive due to a heart transplant.  He took up carving in the "bad days" before his new heart became available, and still keeps very busy now.  His house is an amazing collection of his art, and Tom graciously permitted me to take pictures of some of his carvings.  (the rooster isn't his, and as I recall, the paintings aren't his either.)  The artistic arrangement of the pieces was as wonderful as the carvings themselves.

This is the point at which I wish I had won the lottery, and could have bought many of these.



What I wasn't able to get was pictures of his bird feeder, alive with several different species of woodpeckers and various songbirds.

What an amazing place to live.

After some wonderful conversation with Mr. Richie, we left, but I hope we will be back one day.


  1. Are every single one of those carved? Some of them are so realistic, they look like stuffed birds!

  2. Admirable work. I too, would love to buy some of these.


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