Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Buckhead Trading Group....just simply amazing.

Hey guys!

I want to tell you an amazing story.  I mean, really, I am just blown away and need to type, or do wash, or clean the house, or something...because I have so much excitement this morning that I just don't know what to do with myself.  and it's 4:30 a.m.

I run a Facebook group called Buckhead Trading Group.
I started this group about 3 years ago with the intention of it being simply a "re-sale" group.  
It took a while to get it on it's feet but it has now grown to almost 17,000 people.

This is a hobby of mine.  I do not get paid to do this, but I love this hobby.

Last night, my efforts of being the administrator of this wonderful group paid off.
In a big way.

I did something that I rarely do.

You see.  A young mom reached out to me needing help.  She was facing eviction from her apartment.
She works delivering groceries and work had slowed.  She had extenquished all of her sources.  Family, friends, getting a loan, everything.  She was behind on her car payment and was facing that being taken away.  Obviously she needs her car to deliver groceries so that was the first thing on her list.
no job. no money. and the list goes on.

Now, before you go "Kendall, you're so gullible" let me tell you that I reached out to a friend of mine named Christie Betz.

Christie, along with another friend India Wilkerson runs a group called "Giving Grace".

Many are homeless, some are just in need of a "hand up" as opposed to a "hand out".
Giving Grace never hands out money.  They pay the individual's needed bills directly to where they are supposed to go.

So. I sent Christie a message about the young mom who contacted me.  At this time, they were not really able to help as they were over run with other needs.  Christie vetted this mom just to make sure that this was a legitimate and dire need.
My insticts were right.
It was a desperate situation.

So...what to do?  This was seriously pulling at my heartstrings and this mom needed 1,900.00 by today.  Honestly, I didn't think this could happen.

So...I went to my trading group and explained the situation.
And asked for donations....
y'all. I woke up at 4 a.m. and looked at my paypal acct where folks donated.

Here is what I saw.

This does not include the amount that was donated directly to Giving Grace.
We will now work with this mom to help her completely get back on her feet so that she can move forward and avoid this situation from happening again. 

I am just simply blown away at the generosity of the folks in my Facebook Group.
People (including my hubs) ask why I admin this group.

This is why.

Have a wonderful, blessed day y'all!
xoxo
kb

Monday, May 2, 2016

Kendall Boggs Fine Art Annual "End of the Season Sale Off"!!!

Hey guys!!!
In case you think I died...I didn't.
 I took a little break from blogging....
To work!

Really? wow!

hehe!  No really. Preparing for Roundtop, then actually doing Roundtop (we were gone for 15 days)
(and 4 were spent driving), then coming home and preparing for the Wesleyan Artist Market, and then working that wonderful show.
I've been really busy.

So.

I am finished until I start painting again the end of August!
and.
I am doing an "End of the Season Sale Off"!!!

Here is what is left of my inventory.
Under each photo is the name, size, price and shipping price of that painting.

Please send me an email at kbdr@aol.com if you would like to purchase.

But hurry! These paintings typically go fast and I am only doing this until NEXT Monday, May 9th.
After May 9th these will go back in to inventory at the regular price.


"The Lost Boat"
36 x 36 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
Regular price - 1,600.00
Sale price - 1,100.00
Shipping - 100.00


"Grey Skies"
36 x 36 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
Regular price -1,600.00
Sale price - 900.00
Shipping - 100.00


"One Lonely Tree"
40 x 40 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
Regular price - 2,400.00
Sale price - 1,200.00
Shipping 150.00


"Crazy World"
40 x 40 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
Regular price 2,400.00
Sale price 1,200.00
Shipping 150.00


"Yellow Trees"
30 x 40 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
Regular price - 1,800.00
Sale price - 1,100.00
Shipping 150.00


"Poppies"
36 x 36 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
Regular price - 1,600.00
Sale price 800.00
Shipping 100.00
SOLD


"Irises"
15 x 30 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
Regular price - 650.00
Sale price 400.00
Shipping - 35.00
SOLD


"Two Houses"
30 x 40 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
Regular price - 1,800.00
Sale price - 1,000.00
Shipping - 100.00

***please note.  If you live in the Birmingham or Atlanta area delete the shipping cost

There ya go!

Please contact me at kbdr@aol.com for information or 
if you would like to purchase one of these paintings!

Have a terrific day y'all!
kb










Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Road to Roundtop!

Well, we arrived here in Roundtop on Sunday!
Walls were up (professionally installed this time - thank goodness)
and we realized just how "green" we were last Fall on our first trip.

I'll remind you.
We had someone build particle board which looked horrible, and ended up painting them in about 105 degree heat.  We used paper towels wrapped around our heads to get the sweat off our brow.
Quite attractive I might add. ;)

This was how we rolled last show....
Painting our walls.....

This year, a professional out of New York came down and built them for us....saving us a HUGE amount of time and headache.  An then we covered them. SO much better!


and took a break for the most "mega" margaritas in Texas (and strongest)




some of my watercolors floating in acrylic frames.  


back at the ranch.
Oh, you just can't believe how peaceful it is here.
just heavenly!


And the quaint little church in downtown Roundtop.
This will be painted.  However, I was a little shocked at the similarity of one of my new churches!
I had never seen this church before this week!

and our obligatory trip to Royers (a must go to restaurant when you visit RT)
if you can get in.

(my "Staycation")

Have a terrific day y'all!!!

I predict this will be a wonderful show!
Even though we are expecting 35 mile an hour winds. yikes!!!

xoxo
kb



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Heading to Roundtop! Roundtop, Texas

Three new paintings, just in time for Roundtop!
Won't you join me?


Show starts March 23 and runs through April 2


"Yellow Trees"
40 x 30 mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas


"The Catherine"
30 x 30 mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas



"The Ellie"
30 x 30 mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas

Have a beautiful day y'all!
kb

Friday, March 11, 2016

New in the Studio!

Just in time for Roundtop!


"A Field of Poppies"
36 x 36 mixed media on deep profile gallery wrapped canvas


"Channeling my Inner Van Gogh"
15 x 30 mixed media on deep profile gallery wrapped canvas


"Seaside"
(now with a red door!)
30 x 40 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas

Lisa Upchurch Moore and I will be at Arbor Antiques in Roundtop, Texas starting March 23 - April 2


Have a wonderful day y'all!
kb

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New In the Studio!

Just in time for Round Top!


"Church Bells"
30 x 40 Mixed media on deep profile gallery wrapped canvas

Price upon request

Have a beautiful day!
kb


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Boat Number Five!




"Row Your Boat"

36 x 36

Mixed media on deep gallery wrapped canvas

Price Upon Request


Have a terrific day y'all!
kb