It became a fabulous, sunny day here in Asheville! A perfect spring day. I went to Black Mountain for the first time. The drive was wonderful - the wonderful mountains were stunning, and the flowering trees are starting to bloom.
Took a walk on Cherry Street. The street is lined with charming old brick buildings. And the shops are wonderfully full of amazing hand crafted items, many of them made by local North Carolina artists.
Stopped in at Seven Sisters Gallery. It is a very light filled space. Ceramics, furniture, jewelry. Amazing. Imagine my surprise when I ran into the work of John Wayne Jackson! He is one of the featured artists in this month "The Laurels of Asheville", a must read for me each month. John takes leaves - large and small and make beautiful pieces. Some of the leaves he uses come all the way from the famous Huntington Gardens in California. He calls his pieces "contemporary fossils" And the colors he uses are magical! So if you're in Black Mountain, stop by Seven Sisters and see his work. Or pick up a copy of "The Laurels" and read more about this very talented artist.
All the natural beauty of the drive and the abundance of art made me ready to swoon! Luckily, the Dripolator Coffee Shop was right there with a great cuppa and pastries!