Ernest Lee is a self taught artist who sets up on the side of the road in Columbia, SC. Most of his work is what he calls funky chickens and palm trees. Once I heard him tell a purchaser that he didn't know what to paint, but everybody liked chickens... so he paints chickens. I drive by the spot where Ernest sets up on my way to work and he always has someone there buying. Chickens are $70 each or 3 for $100.
If you have a chance to talk to Ernest you find that he is a caring guy who really loves people and is moved by current events. His best works are based on current events and popular culture.
This blog is to show you something interesting, amusing, or just plain fun ! I see a lot of things that are different, and when I travel I seek them out. I enjoy unusual people, structures, signs, cars and places and always try to see them when possible.
I have an affinity for what is disappearing, like old roadside attractions and ways of doing things. I like the offbeat and strange and I seek them out. I am amazed by talented quirky people and just people of all kinds. It is not unusual for me to drive off the dedicated route to see something, and not tell whoever is with me what they are about to see, then around the turn, there it is ! It might be a UFO or a church, a African Village or a group of statues made of concrete in the middle of nowhere.
I hope this blog will inspire you to look around for the interesting, different and unusual too, it is not hard to find and once you see it you will find it everywhere !
So this is what I hope to do, find the things that interest me and show them to you. I hope you will enjoy them.