Spreading The Love For September

Spreading The Love For September 2011

(photo by Trevis Hicks)

Wow the month of September flew by in a flash-now it’s time to Spread the Love. I’m sending a big THANK YOU out to each person who took the time to comment during the month of September-you truly do make the Blind Pig a better place to visit.

Janet, Just Jackie, Julie at Elisharose, Miss Cindy, Brenda Kay Ledford, Osagebluff Quilter, Warren, Petra Michelle, David Templeton, Glenda, Fencepost, Rick’s Whitetail Woods, Mary Life In A Cordwood Cabin, Paul Saltcreek, B. Ruth, Vicki Lane, Eva Nell Mull Wike, Ph.D., Sarah, Wanda, Stacey South Western PA, Lynn Legge, Pat in East TN, Jen, Sandra, Sheryl Paul, Kenneth M. Roper, Anastasia, Mike McLain, Nancy Simpson, Kenneth O Hoffman, Mamabug, Kat, Lonnie Dockery, Canned Quilter, Kathryn Magendie, Jim Casada, Don Casada, Charline, Garland Davis, Larry Proffitt, Bradley, Uncle Al, Dee from TN, Rooney Floyd, Teresa, Rachel Sliding Through Life, Luann, Ethel, Sheila Bergeron, Clint, Jennifer In OR, Melissa P Misplaced Southerner, Wanda Devers, Bill Dotson, Donna W, Sandy Carlson, Janet Pressley, PinnacleCreek, Nancy A Rural Journal , Judith, Suzi Phillips, Debby Brown, RB, Pointless Picks, Dale Anderson, Jo, Helen G, Lise, John Dilbeck , Mary Shipman, Shirla, downthelanegirl, Glynda, Sue Crane, Lisa At 2 Bears Farm, Mary Jane, Gary Powell, Ed Myers, Dolores, Grandpa Ken, Barbara Johnson, Sassy, Baking Barb, Sherie Rowe, Charlotte, Mary Rutherford, Mama Crow, Georgie, Elizabeth K, Kent Lockman, Susie Swanson, Cee, Richard Moore, Wayne Newton, Laurie Stone, NCMountainWoman, Tea4Too, Jackie Garvin, Bf, Cyndi, Barbara Gantt, Ron Banks, Jerry M. In Arkansas, Misty, Audrey, Mary Berrong, John Bobby Stonecypher, Tom, Chip D., Lewis, Susan L, Tim Mclemore, Sandy Kalvaitis, Rosann Kent, Jen, Robin Naneix, Deanna, Bob Aufdemberge, Nancy M., Bobby C., W.VA. Girl, Tony Foster, Brenda ‘Okie in Colorado, Carol Isler, Kristina in TN, Bill Burnett, Leon, Madge, Kimberly, Kim at Stuff Could Be Worse, Douglas, Thurmon Allen, Ed Ammons, Laura Williams Musings, Carol, Elithea, Amy Jo Phillips, Juana, Ethelene Dyer Jones, Patty Hall, Joe Mode, Chapman Jones, Paulett Toneilli, Julia Dickenson, Amy, Judy, Jennifer Roper Daniels, Karen Larsen, Grandma Sallie, Janice MacDaniels, Christine, Lanny, Linda Kerlin, Jon Freis, Sue Nugent, Vickie, Moj, Robert, Crystal, Marian Whitley, Brian Blake, Going Green, Young Harris Bob, Alice, Nancy’s Family History, Darlene Debty Kimsey, Kate, Laura Cunningham, Jeanna Morgan, Kelly, Dorothy, Shannon, Robin, Judi Dowlearn Alef, Jana, Milah Frost, Karen Twiss, Judy Mincey, Connie, Sam Ensley, Chef E Stelling, BJ Gipson Moore, Margaret, Marie Gunther, Lea, Cheryl Soehl, Dee Campbell, Kathy McConnell, Jenny-Jenny, Kay Keen, Stacy Guidice, Carol Wong, ilvalleygirl, Marj, BJ Holt, Bob, Courtney Haynes, Will Dixon, Steve in Florence KY, Jeff, Tamela, Sherry, Alica Happily Married To The Cows, Kay, rcarolinian, Paula Rhodarmer, Rhonda Jacobs, Josh, Amy, Charles Barnes, Aunt Ruth, G.A.B., Sandra Wilson, Miss FiFi, Fran, and Susi.

Crow by trevis hicks

(amazing photo-by Trevis Hicks)

The month of September has been tons of fun-I especially enjoyed The Week of the Crow. And I decided it was only fitting that I giveaway a piece of my mixed media folkart-a piece titled: “Me and my Crow” for this month’s Spread the Love giveaway.

And the winner is… Ethel!

Don’t forget to click on a commenters name-all the ones in orange have a website. Go for a visit and I know you’ll be glad you did.



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    October 4, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Yes, September was a great month but it just flew by too quickly! I love your woman and her crow.

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    October 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Congratulations Ethel on winning the painting.
    That painting of the girl with the crow is precious Tipper! You know that painting you have of the little girl with the orange shirt standing with her arms straight up in the air, that had been my favorite until now. The crow painting upstaged it. That crow has Grandma Moses, Henri Rousseau, Matisse (think that is how it is spelled)and even Piccasso in it.
    If you think I enjoyed the painting you’d be right; If a work of art has heart in it…it always shows.

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    October 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Beautiful picture! Congratulations to Ethel!

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    lynn legge
    October 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    congrats to ethel.. and i too love the picture.. you are a very talented lady.. and your beauty shines no matter what you are doing.. whether writing.. painting.. or just being you.. i am so happy i found this blog.. and it truly is a gift in itself.. i have learned so much, and laughed, cried and sang along with you and yours.
    big hugs and ladybug love

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    October 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    WOW – am I lucky or what?! I absolutely love your artwork Tipper, and am honored to actually have a piece to hang in my home and enjoy every day! As if I wasn’t excited enough, the fact that it is a crow painting takes the thrill factor way over the top for me! To all of Tipper’s other fans; rest assured I do realize what a treasure I have received today! This beautiful piece will be hung in a place of honor in my home!

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    Rick Kratzke
    October 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Another month gone by, where does the time go?

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    October 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    What a lovely piece of art you made Tipper! Congrats to Ethel!

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    October 4, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Congradulations Ethel on your
    folkart win. Its a special feeling
    to have something made by our own
    “Tipper of Appalachia.” I know
    you’ll enjoy it…Ken

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    October 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Liked the pic with the crow. Just threw out some old dry macaroni and the crows are making a racket while swooping down to get it. Congrats to Ethel on winning the pic.

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    Katie Byrd
    October 4, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Just wanted to send out a big THANK YOU for the pralines recipe you posted a while back. I’ve been struggling with pralines for two years now. Last night, I tried your recipe (with some moderations for my stove’s heat and my pot’s density), and they turned out GREAT. First batch outta’ the pot! Thanks again!

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    B. Ruth
    October 4, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Wow what a list and I am sure there are so many reading that have not commented…but they will and join the Blind Pig Appalachian family…
    Congratulations to Ethel…I love your folk art Tipper…so colorful and full of heart…
    Thanks Tipper for all your work. As my little grandaughter would say, “This is the bestest day!” and you make every day special…

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    October 4, 2011 at 9:00 am

    and OF COURSE we have a Crow making the announcement of love.

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    Miss Cindy
    October 4, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Congratulations to Ethel! Do you know, Ethel, that every picture from the Angel of Brasstown (that would be Tipper) comes with a very special blessing. It’s a lovely picture I know you’ll enjoy.
    Like Luann, I’m noticing that your list of Blind Pig commenters is growing and that is very nice to see.

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    David Templeton
    October 4, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Wonderful art, Tipper. It is timeless in its beauty. The colors, the picture … the crow.
    May I say, respectfully, that I’ve read Ethel’s writings and her letters to you and she is special. I’m happy to see her get this beautiful piece of art.
    I wish I could give Kasie one like it.

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    October 4, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Great to see how your list is growing! I’ve told lots of folks they should be reading your blog. Keep up the great work–love reading this.

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