|A cow greeting at Nedra Smith Gatehouse Studio|
I don't know what I enjoy more, seeing the interesting art or touring around the hills soaking in the majestic scenery. The fall foliage provides a breathtaking background for charming art studios nestled in the hillsides.
|Fish by Far Ridge Ceramics|
|Beautiful view from Rick Meyers studio|
Apparently it helps to have an incredible vista outside ones art space. With each passing studio, I would think, I want to work in a place like that... only finding the next studio to top the prior one!
|Jackie and Anthony with peeping Ducks|
The River District Arts Gallery in Sperryville, Virginia is a restored Apple Packing Plant that houses numerous artists and a warm cozy restaurant. We specifically went to check in on Jackie Bailey Labovitz's recent addition of animals to her photography collection of Native Plants. On first sight of her work, it appears to be painted. The printed surface has a sheen to it and her images are so crisp and clean that you can almost reach out and feel the animals fur, feathers, or scales. I've yet to be disappointed and not down right amazed at her serenely beautiful works of art.
|Necklace by Goodine's Designs|
Jackie's lovely Native Plant Exhibit, Understory, will be on display most of next year at the U.S. Botanic Garden on the Mall in D.C.
|Amazing view from Rockfish River Pottery|
Thanksgiving will be next week and that will officially be the end of Fall... I hate to see such a beautiful season come to an end once again.