Friday, October 17, 2014

Christmas Reflection

Favored customer, Sherry Rowe, shared this photo of last year's Christmas d├ęcor that is perfectly enhanced by Dempsey’s  painting “View from the Veranda”. The tree, mantle candles and art work create the perfect holiday mood. Thank you Sherry and we would love to see more Essick Art that adorns your home.

Rowe Shery
The Perfect Setting

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bluebird Lovers Beware!

Gordon Saintsing shared this photo of a flying squirrel attempting entry to his bluebird box. Even through more and more boxes are put up, there seem to be more and more opposition to the success of the bluebirds. Between English sparrows, ants, blowflies, cats, snakes, and now squirrels, the bluebird population needs our help to proliferate.

Flying Squirrel
Darn that squirrel!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hell Who?

Helen L. brought her copy of “Zinnia Garden” in for Dempsey to add her name to the print (a great idea and he does it for free). A week later she picked it up and we all had a huge laugh when we read Dempsey’s personalization. He had added an extra L making in  HELLen’s….oh well, all we can say is that he must’ve been in a bad mood that day. PS He did, of course, correct the name at no charge and we sure did enjoy sharing the story about HELLen’s Zinnia Garden.
Hello Who 2
Hello Who 3
Hello Who

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Remembering “Cottongrove Country Store”

Shelley,
      This is Ken Walker, your son John's former United States History teacher at Central Davidson High School.  I am so glad to find your blogspot on the web, fondly remembering John and all your family during my very special days years ago at Central. Be sure to share my greetings with him.
      Today as I sat in my living room, I found myself gazing at my print (#371/500) of the Cotton Grove Country Store.  I had given it to my mother for Mother's Day back in 1988.  With her passing in 2006, the print became mine. My mother and her  family often visited the store since she grew up in that community. She was born in 1917 and lived in Cottongrove until 1936.
Sincerely,
Ken Walker
(used with permission)

CottonGCS
This painting, done as a Christmas gift for Shelley' in 1988,
started Dempsey's art career.