Author Archives: The Western Artist

About The Western Artist

This is the site of "The Western Artist's Newsletter. I use it to track the progress of the Art that I am currently creating. The typical Newsletter publishes once or twice a month, depending of how creative I am at any given time.

My Birthday Hike

Hi Folks, I just finished up my 80th year a couple of days ago, and decided to celebrate by taking a 20 mile hike through the Mohican State Forest near Loudonville, Ohio. I started from home, and hiked to “Campground … Continue reading

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October’s Here, and I Thought I’d Better Touch Base With You.

I’ve been working on “The Bear Tree”  for over a month now and it’s coming along fairly well, but on Saturday my wife and I decided we needed to get away for a day. We went to Hocking Hills State Park, which … Continue reading

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Late August And Having Fun With The Kids

I’ve still been walking, but have been staying in the campgrounds for the most part. (mostly due to a really bad tick season.) However the ticks have subsided for the most part, and I have been thinking about my youth. (back … Continue reading

Posted in Bears, Chainsaw sculpture, Jewel Weed, Loudonville Ohio, Mohican Forest, Mohican State Park, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Rotary Presentation

Hi Folks, This is the first time that I have tried to do this, but the PowerPoint presentation shown below, is the what I presented to the Loudonville Rotary yesterday (July 13th 2017). To view the slide show, Click on … Continue reading

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A New Challenge- – – -Messing with the Rotarians

I’ve been asked to share my experiences on the Appalachian Trail with the Loudonville Rotary Club. I tried to tell the fellow that invited me to speak that I “mumble, only tell the truth half the time, and distort it … Continue reading

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I-R-A-DOCTER-.COM

 I have been dealing with what I believe to be a case of “Sciatica”, based on information I got from the online source listed above. (yesterday I didn’t kno’ how to spell docter, now I R 1) So as a … Continue reading

Posted in Buckeye Blooms, Dumb Old Men, Mohican Forest, Mohican State Park, Royal Sumac, Scenery, Tulip Trees, Walkers Walk-Abouts | Leave a comment

The Tree

In late April this year, while I was on the AT in Georgia, there was a storm in Loudonville that split a one hundred and twenty year old tree that is in the front of my house. That trunk to … Continue reading

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