Monday, July 26, 2010


Hello fellow bloggers.
Do I have a story to tell you today.
This is a classic true tale my dad loves to tell and in that tradition of keeping it alive here goes...

a little explanation..
Mr Ed was a man my daddy knew well and daddy would go and visit, so he could hear his stories and his very off center dialect.
Mr Ed can also be seen in the movie Deliverance, as the old man/gas attendant, that dances when they first get to town and pull into the gas station.
The Wooly Daygo is Mr. Ed's explantion to what he saw in the woods while camping.
This story is true and a very good example how simple people were back in the early days.
The locations are still there, Where Mr. Ed camped and the devil's pit are still out on 76 east before you get to the GA/SC bridge. Mr. Ed has been dead for many many years now and this little short story keeps a piece of him alive.
I am going to try my best to type this story out in the very backwoods dialect my dad uses to tell this story.

MR. Ed and The Wooly Daygo
as Mr. Ed

Let me tell you bout what happened to me de udder day
Me went camping in the woods.
Me found the perfect spot to sit camp
Was purdy day, me went huntin bit and got tared and hungry.
so me went back to camp, started little far and put some fat back on to fry.
Me rest little, when see far going out, me went to woods to get sticks to stok up far.
Me return to see Wooly Daygo with hims hand in fryin pan.
Me get my gun ( me guns name is Daddies white powder wonder, cuz it a powder gun me paint white)
me get gun up and tell Wooly Daygo, shoo get away from me fat back
Wooly Daygo no move
Me tell Wooly Daygo move or me shoot if him's dont get hand out of fat back.
Wooly Daygo not move.
So, me take daddies white powder wonder and shoot Wooly Daygo.
Wooly Daygo was dead.
Me didnt know what to do with him, so me took to devil's pit and threw Wooly Daygo into devil's pit and that's where he is still to this day.
The End
The funny part is the follow up to the story
Mr. Ed had seen the Wooly Daygo trying to steal his fat back and he gave him fair warning and then he protected his camp and himself by shooting Wooly Daygo and throughing him in a big sink hole next to the river.
A few months later it was found that the Wooly Daygo was nothing more than an ape that had escaped from a circus that was in the town of Wallhalla, SC. The circus never knew what happened to their ape , but Mr. Ed knew and he told daddy the story in his last years of his life, along with a few more gems of stories and tales.
I hope you enjoyed this tale.
I am going to in the future paint my vision of what went on and offer it to you guys and gals.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What a day!!!

Am i sounding to much like a chessy impersonator of president reagan.
Been a busy week, another birthday come and gone
working on new projects
fixing to launch my art to a unknowing public
I am a creator of ARTISIAN QUALITY Appalachian, Halloween, ChristmaS and Folk ART..
I first started drawing when i was a wee lad. then i made art for fun.
when i was in the 12th grade, i was entered (i did not know i was) into a compition at the most expensive college in the state of Georgia.I brought my art in a big old envelope, i seen all the other people with there fancy smancy expensive daddy bought carry all for there art, I just kmew there was not a chance in hades I would win.
Well i won one of the 3 full ART scholarships they were offering, with my raggedy old envelope full of art.
I quit college that same year, i guess in part of the b.s. and the fact they prabably thought my art was not ARTISIAN QUALITY also.
I quit making art for a long time, My art slept like Rip VanWinkle did.
One day me and my taylor bug(fiancee) was in the indoor flea market in our hometown and meet Southern fried studios and after a few encounters with the owner, I felt the bug to awaken Mr. VanWinkle.
So here I am, if like my stuff, let me know, if you dont like it, thats fine,you know what they say about opinions.
Let me know if i can help you
Let me know if i can pray for you
let us be friends
Thanks for stopping by and reading my B.S. hhmm! my blog
I love all you guys
I am a creator of QUALITY ARTISIAN works of art

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Thats the first words frosty the snowman said in the Rankin/Bass classic holiday cartoon.
soooo.. I say Happy birthday

Hi i AM kIP,

I have always been an artist but didnt really believe in myself, so my inner artist slept for a long, long time, "like Rip Van Winkle". Thanks to Southern Fried Studios, the desire to create again and the fact that i needed to use the gift GOD gave me, the artist woke up, and the inner lion roared.
I am new to this, so be patient with me and enjoy the art GOD put in me.

I want to thank:

Southern fried studios
Cresent hill designs
My fiance Taylor
and everybody else in between
cuz we are all in this together
thanks, and God bless
Kip Van Winkle