Monday, September 21, 2009

backtracking 2/8: blog buddies

March the 2nd. After delivering my pieces to Ciel Gallery in Charlotte we hit the road again especially to visit (and meet for the first time) two of my blog buddies. We headed towards the Great Smoky Mountains and the next day met up with Kathy Van Kleeck (above) and had a wonderful Southern breakfast with biscuits and grits (my first grits ever and I love them) followed by a visit to some galleries in the artsy city of Asheville. As expected, we really connected but we were absolutely certain of it when we bonded (and drooled) over some amazing art by the artist Leslie Walker Noell (click here as well).

After lunch we headed further into the mountains to the town of Boone (note the twisty road in the photo) to visit Jessica of Wayfaring Wanderer and her boyfriend Cody. Jessica recommended a walk near her house so we got to stretch our legs a bit and see the area where she takes many of her amazing photographs before meeting them and heading out to a Thai restaurant. We had a lovely evening and a delicious meal. Unfortunately almost all my photographs of us are blurry so I suggest you go to Jessica's post for some better photos!

Meeting my blog buddies was certainly a highlight of the trip. Looking forward to more of that soon...

6 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

That must have been great fun meeting some blog buddies. I can see why you love Leslie's work. It's beautiful.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

You guys were so much fun! Maybe one day we'll find ourselves in your neck of the woods :D

layers said...

It looks and sounds like you had a great trip with your blog friends... thank you for sharing the artist Leslie Walker Noell--

lynne h said...

so the first post i commented on was the st. armand one (duh!), and then some others, and now here i am back up at the top (it didn't help a bit that i clicked on 'follow' - i never go to my 'dashboard' to see what's there). anyway, here i am and i'm grinning from ear to ear seeing you and kathy together... and also the table with everyone except you in the thai restaurant.

thanks for all the smiles tonight, kate. : )

xo

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Kate, loving these post's.
Leslie's work is wonderful...
Thats funny, I'm looking forward to meeting some "blog buddies" soon too :)

xo

kate said...

robyn and layers...Leslie's work is truly wonderful. So subtle and sensitive.

jessica...we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. If you ever are in this neck of the woods (and I hope you are) you have an open invitation to visit!

lynne...glad to make you smile! It was so nice to meet kathy in person! Truly a kindred spirit.

jo...and speaking of kindred spirits, hoping to meet another very soon!