Monday, October 20, 2014

Artist's Smocks

I had some big fun on Friday afternoon.  Birmingham metal sculptor Brad Morton invited me back to his studio on 1st Avenue South.  He took time out from his work to explain the long process of creating his wonderful bronze pieces.  At some point, he plays with fire, hence the gear on the wall.  He's promised that I can come back to photograph more steps of the process.  I can't wait!  Come back tomorrow and meet Brad himself.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


The plaza at the entrance to Avondale Park is the perfect place to ride, skate or scoot!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Popular Pops!

Steel City Pops has taken Birmingham by storm.  Fans line up at events to buy these tasty "gourmet" popsicles. These aren't your ice cream wagon pops. They have taken this creamy treat to a whole new level. Flavors like Maple Bacon and Bourbon, Buttermilk, Poached Pear and so many more that change with the seasons make this one fast growing business.  For you folks in Dallas, there's a Steel City Pops in your town now as well!

Friday, October 17, 2014


When you walk into the beautiful Alys Stephens Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, this Frank Fleming sculpture welcomes you.  I heard the marvelous Alabama Symphony there last Friday night.  This is the perfect venue for our outstanding orchestra!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Birds of a Feather

 One of the key attractions at Saturday's Art in Avondale Park had to be the Birmingham Parrot Rescue booth. Stan and Steff Davis have been doing this for three years and brought these and many more birds to delight the youngsters and adults as well. Their booth was swamped for the entire art show and I never saw them even sit down for a break. They are passionate about what they do!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

First Touch of Fall

Fall takes its time coming to Birmingham.  Last Saturday, I found a few signs at Avondale Park.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Duck, Duck, Goose!

Avondale Park's pond is a kid magnet. Who can resist feeding the ducks, even when there's a big art show going on all around you!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dog Tired!

After working all day at the very successful Art in Avondale Park, I knew just how this sweet pup felt.  Look at those paws, this baby won't be hanging over his mom's shoulder much longer! #ilovegoldens

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Proud Grandpa

When of the best parts of spending the day at Art in Avondale Park is people watching.  This very proud granddaddy was thrilled to show off his precious 15th grandchild!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Art In Avondale Park - Today's the Day!!!

Make Good Art - See Good Art - Buy Good Art!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Art In Avondale Park - Fun Clowns and Face Painting!

Art for the grownups and the kids but also music, dancing, face painting and clowns for the kiddos! 

Saturday, October 11th 
Avondale Park

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Art In Avondale Park - The Countdown Begins!


For several years, I've had the pleasure of serving on the planning committee for Art In Avondale Park with a small but dedicated group that loves our community and is dedicated to putting on an art event that focuses on children, giving them many great opportunities to create and also raise money for the art program at Avondale Elementary our neighboring school.  Thanks to the many wonderful artists and non profit groups, it's always a success for our city and especially our neighborhood. For the next two days, I will be featuring photos from past events.

10:00 A.M.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chalk It Up

Even outside Space One Eleven, the space beneath their windows is put to good use by budding artists!

2409 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


The old City Federal Building, Birmingham's first "skyscraper"in 1913, has found a new life as downtown condos. Thankfully, the left the beautiful fa├žade in tact.