A while back I did a post about folk artist Herman Thompson who lives in SC. Herman does not sell his work and I have wanted a piece for years. I was thrilled to see him again recently at the SC State Museum and even more thrilled when he gave me a piece of his work. Here you also see an armadillo Herman was working on that day, it is made from stove pipe and an old rake. Audrey is here with a giant 10 foot metal snake. In the bottom photo Herman signs his work, a great green fish that now hangs on my wall. I was so excited that day! The State Museum has several large pieces Herman made, one is an old shack with folks cooking a pig over an open fire. Herman is a master and a treasure.
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.