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The Colors of Fall

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The Colors of Fall
We also needed alternative hues to the traditional black for our hardware and home products. I searched for shades that were decor friendly and paired on a large variety of color wheels. Ironwork can be a connecting accent throughout a home. Subtle colors can create a flow between rooms....

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Unexpected Blessings

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Unexpected Blessings
"After a while I found my self just listening all day. The sounds of life taught me that the Kingfishers and cranes fish early in the day. That donkeys talk to each other like out of tune bagpipes across the pastures. I figured out that the dogs up the road have a certain bark that tells the dogs down the road that a tractor is coming their way. "

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In Like a Lion, Out like a Lion. March in the South

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In Like a Lion, Out like a Lion. March in the South

 It certainly has been a blessing to see the signs of spring. While out walking the fence yesterday we got to see something I had never seen before. The emergence of thousands of lady bugs. You could smell the musty smell they have before you ever saw them. Apparently they wintered in the roots of our sweet gum trees that line the creek. While checking out the cool fungus and mosses on the trees you see one then two then "Holy Moly" they were everywhere.

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Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur, Alabama - Sculpture Exhibition

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Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur, Alabama - Sculpture Exhibition

Sometimes you don't know where you are going until you get there.  The path and evolution of Walter's work has never been planned. The journey is very different when the gift is given. When the skill is sought there is a process that gets you there. When the skill is given, you have to find out what to do with it.  Walter struggled a bit at first. The analytical builder refused to believe he was an "artist". A perfectionist has trouble with things that don't have a good reason to be there. Abstract was never a consideration. Nature did such...

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