There Is A Time For Pickin & Grinnin In The Kitchen

folk art

Time Has Made A Change In Me-is my latest folk art painting. It is a mixed media painting with acrylic paints on a canvas board. I just love the clocks!

As I get older I’m more aware of the significance of time and the ever increasing speed it passes by. With the busy schedules of today it seems we barely have time to cram all the activities and chores into a day, then fall into bed exhausted only to rise and do it all over again.

I remember as a child when summer vacation seemed to stretch ahead of me forever. Now when the girls get out of school there isn’t enough time to do the things we want before it’s time for the new school year to start.

Today I have a special treat for you. The Pickin & Grinnin In The Kitchen spot for this week is none other than Chatter and Chitter. They decided they couldn’t let their cousins Guitar Man and Mandolin Man get all the spotlight.

The song is There Is A Time. Maybe it will help us make sure there is a time for the important things in life-like love.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest painting and the girls singing. Do any of you remember hearing the song before? Leave me a comment and tell me if you have. I’ll even give you a hint- you probably heard it on t.v.


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    Fishing Guy
    June 10, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Tipper: Oh how I loved it when Andy and Barney had to talk to the Darling, even if the boys never said anything. the girls did a great job on the song and that was some mighty fine pickin’.

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    Jennifer in OR
    June 9, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Wow, what a nice treat to hear the girls! Very, very impressive, you have no idea! Might be normal for your family, but truly you have a unique and blessed family. 🙂

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    June 8, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Oh, Tipper! I got my angel in the mail and absolutely love her! The colors are beautiful — can’t wait to hang your art in the perfect place in my home. Thanks so much!

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    June 8, 2008 at 1:03 am

    I forgot to mention that I love the painting too. This may sound weird, but my favorite part of the painting is the background. Somehow the texture seems to make the angel stand out, like a sort of 3D effect.

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    City Mouse/Country House
    June 7, 2008 at 10:04 am

    There is nothing I love to see more than kids growing up with music and art in a happy family. Bravo to you and yours for bringing up the kids with beauty!

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    Miss Cindy, Black Mountain, North Carolina
    June 7, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Beautiful painting, looks to me like she has stepped outside of time. Now that she on canvas she can live forever. I like to ponder on time sometimes. You know it is a man made invention. God didn’t burden us with it we did it to ourselves!
    The video is GREAT, your girls are your most wonderful Angels. And those voices–Angels for sure!!

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    June 6, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    WOW! I do not know the song but the girls are spectacular! What a talented family you are.
    I LOVE your folkart angels. I think my favorite is Blow Me Away. And I adore the kids in Tracie Jane, Angie Jane, and Expectation cuz they remind me of the many years I taught Kindergarten. 🙂

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    June 6, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    I enjoyed seeing your folk art painting and the video was delightful. I’m glad I’m finished working in the apartment for the day. Now I can relax and visit my blogging friends.
    Blessings for a great weekend.

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    June 6, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Just checked out your site…love it!
    I noticed you have John Denver and Ricky Skaggs….my husband is in love with you!

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    June 6, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Wow, those are you girls? Beautiful. Your paintings are lovely too. Yes, time gets shorter as we get older, but sweeter is the time we have with loved ones. 🙂

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    June 6, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    okay…is everyone in your family vocally gifted or what? Wheres my cd at???? Love your paintings I may have to buy myself one 🙂

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    Dina in Jerusalem
    June 6, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    What fun to see your kids and the musicians and hear the song, which is new to me.
    Here at sunset we just entered into the Sabbath. It can be understood as a sanctuary in TIME.
    Shabbat shalom!

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    June 6, 2008 at 10:15 am

    I really like the painting!

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    June 6, 2008 at 1:26 am

    The girls are delightful! Their sweet voices blended so perfectly, and they’re adorable as well. Have you had to start beating the boys off yet? If not, it won’t be long, I promise you, as pretty as they are!
    I remember that Andy Griffith episode Susan referred to, though I hadn’t associated the song with it until she mentioned it.

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    June 6, 2008 at 1:04 am

    The painting is beautiful. Time does slip away, doesn’t it? I have to wait until tomorrow to listen to your girls, but I’ll be sure to do that. It will brighten my coffee break. 🙂

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    June 6, 2008 at 12:40 am

    The video turned out really nice. It’s a shame that your slow internet connection prevents you from fully enjoying it. All Chitter & Chatter needed was for “Mr. Darling” to blow the jug over in the corner and to get choked up halfway through the song and dab at his eyes with his handkerchief. 🙂

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    June 5, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    The girls are absolutely fantastic. You are all so blessed with such a talented family. I love the new angel. I do remember the song from Andy Griffith’s show…brings back such great memories. I hope we hear more from Chitter and Chatter.

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    June 5, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Way to go girls!!!! Can’t let the boys show you up! They can sing and dance?! Your family is very talented. Cousins picking, Dad picking and singing, daughters singing and dancing, you painting!!
    What talent does the hubby have?

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    June 5, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    The name of the group you’re searching your mind for is The Dillards. Two brothers and two friends formed the quartet and were regulars on the Andy Griffith show. xxoo

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    June 5, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Oh how cool was that! I love it when you share the videos of the music . . . and now of chitter and chatter singing too. Love it!

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    June 5, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    we do this song, first heard it on andy griffith by the…ah…mark will kill me for not remembering these guys. awesome musical family.boy its gonna bug me until i remember who they are…….

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    June 5, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Oh, Tipper, I remember this episode of The Andy Griffith Show called the Darling Baby. Charlene Darling sang the song:
    There is a time for love and laughter
    The days will pass like summer storms
    The winter wind will follow after
    But there is love and love is warm
    There is a time for us to wander
    When time is young and so are we
    The woods are greener over yonder
    The path is new the world is free
    There is a time when leaves are fallin’
    The woods are gray the paths are old
    The snow will come when geese are callin’
    You need a fire against the cold
    So do your roaming in the springtime
    You’ll find your love in the summer sun
    The frost will come and bring the harvest
    And you can sleep when day is done.
    It played in my head for days afterwards. Nice to hear those words sung again by two lovely ladies who weren’t even born then. xxoo

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    June 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I love it! And to have them documented here on your blog is so great! Much enjoyment here. . .=)

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    June 5, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    I love it! Goodness, I talk about how fast time passes and my kiddos are only 1 and 2. I am constantly amazed and hope that I am spending this precious time the best way possible. I don’t want to waste a minute! On a side note though, doesn’t it feel great to fall into bed exhausted. Oooh! That is my favorite way, it makes it feel like a reward for a hard day’s work. Your daughters were great and I loved the expression on Mandolin Man’s face when he plays. I can’t remember if I had told you before that one of my first Christmas gifts from my musical man was a mandolin. I learned how to play a little and wished that I could some day be decent enough to play with him. That day will never come, but that never stopped us from trying. (I say that day will never come because my musical man made that fancy guitaroline thing on my site with my special mandolin he gave me…..Indian giver.) I always had a disgusted look on my face because I was embarrassed by my playing. Musical man would just look at me and smile and tell me how wonderful I was. I love him for that. Great post once again! Love the angel!!

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    June 5, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I just have to tell you, I did go do something else,(went to feed goats and cows) then came back to this wonderful song.(have dial-up) Then I made my husband come listen and watch. We both enjoyed it so much.
    Girls, you did great! The guitar players too!
    Thanks for the afternoon entertainment.
    Oh yeah, I love the new folk art painting.

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    noble pig
    June 5, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    That was so wonderful and the angel…just lovely!

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