Friday, September 4, 2020

A Brand New Series!!!

"Learning To Love One Another" 

I am just so very excited to present this new series! So this past weekend I was out of town and I thought "dang, I'm going to add something to some previous paintings of mine to add a pop of something"

And then it came to me.

Hearts, lots and lots of hearts.

This year has been so tough on everyone.

The pandemic has truly gotten on everyone's last ever-loving nerve.

The political divide is just down right mind blowing.

The racial divide has never been this bad in my lifetime

(and I am 61 so that says a lot)

And then all the feelings about this mess was exacerbated with my dad dying.

I'll admit, painting has been literally the LAST thing on my mind.

But, like a lot of creative people, some of our best work comes through difficulties in the world and within your own self.

So....introducing the very first in a new series!

"Hearts of the World"
16 x 20 watercolor paper with torn edges
Price upon request

"Red and Yellow Black and White"
12 x 12 acrylic on watercolor paper
175.00 each (unmated) or both for 330.00

Work study
8 x 10 matted peices
78.00 each or 280.00 for the four

"Stand Out"
30 x 30 mixed on deep profile canvas
Price Upon Request
you can also add a lucite box for an additional price.

I am just super excited about ALL of these!!!!
Stay tuned!!! More to come!!!!

Take care folks! Send me an e-mail at for purchasing information!


Monday, July 20, 2020

The Life and Legacy of my Daddy....and why I Believe in Angels

The Life and Legacy of my Daddy

I'm not going to lie.  This will be a tough one to write.
Here I am, up at 4:13 a.m which has been the norm for a couple of weeks now.
But really, it's better than tossing and turning in your bed waking your sleeping hubs up right?
One of us has to be productive during the day and it really needs to be him more than me.

Let me start by saying this:
I truly, truly believe that angels are surrounding me at all times.  I have always believed this.  It is almost as if they are on my shoulders talking me through things.  I absorb this information and always have.  (Although those who know me also know I don't always listen to those angels). sadly enough.
In my dad's case which started 2 months ago, the angels sat on my shoulders and I tuned in. I followed them and their advice every step of the way.
Let's just go through it:
May 23 - My Step mother found dad in intense pain due to severe back pain and called me - My hubs and I took him to Grandview ER - they gave him morphine and pain pills that I knew the meds wouldn't last long
May 25 - called my orthopedic friend CJ Talbert to get him in, knowing he would schedule an MRI (1st angel)
June 1 - take dad to MRI. Dad could not be still for it.  The only time they could get him in for an open MRI was the next week.
I pondered over bothering CJ about this once again (I.e. pulling some more strings) but it had bothered me enough that I decided to pull that card and call him. Angel 2 - CJ got him in the next day.
June 2 - Take dad to open MRI. Angel 3 - tech immediately saw something and literally ran the CD to the radiologist. CJ called and said to get my dad to Grandview ER immediately.
June 3 - Angel 4 sent Robert Heideprim who is a vascular surgeon to assess.  Aortic Aneurysm the size of a 7mm orange.
Surgery was the very next day. God literally guided Dr. Heideprim's hands and needles and shrunk the aneurysm.  Simply amazing that he did not die on the table.
June 3 - Did a CT scan on brain.  Showed that the prostate cancer my father had treated 10 years ago had spread to literally every part of his body including parts of the brain.  It was advised to start Hospice Care. We chose to wait and try to treat the cancer through hormone shots. At least give it a shot. (a little bit of a pun there)
Angel 5 - y'all, if you are looking for a Home Health Care company, I recommend ONLY Right At Home. Beau Green (the owner) happens to be one of the finest humans I know. (and everyone says that). We chose to try the free medicare route for a couple of weeks first and 2 days of paid home health care. 
Well. He was doing pretty well. Did a father's day celebration so he got to see and love on ALL of his children, grandchildren and great grand children. Niece Claire is doing her important work in Africa so we face timed!
June 29 - Monday - took daddy to podiatrist to have nails cut. THAT was quite a feat. (well, I guess another pun intended) He was pretty weak. But tucked him back in to bed when we got home
SO....June 30 - another angel on shoulder moment.  I got there that morning and he was SO tired. I don't know a lot about nursing (at least I didn't until now that I have gotten my nursing degree🤣) but decided to take his blood pressure for some strange reason. 85/55. wow. Called 911 and we ended right back up to Grandview. I think they may have given him 5 liters of water and kept him for two days.  While at Grandview 5 separate doctors and nurses recommended stopping cancer treatment and get hospice care.
Got a hospital bed delivered, and other medical necessities for home.
This was a really rough week to say the least, as a matter of fact, so many disappointing things had happened that my head was starting to spin around my neck like some type of demonic monster and steam was going to bust through the top of my head at any given moment.) but those angels just kept me going.  My sweet sister was also here from Atlanta to help me out.
July 2 - dad home from hospital.  Sister Kim and I met with hospice care.
A few difficult situations due to a lot of different entities. Won't bother going in to them because at this point they have been fixed and are irrelevant.
So, we decided to cancel all further on going cancer treatment on my father and go with just hospice care. And just really love on him. 

"To wash your parent's body and clean their face with a warm rag is one of the most rewarding and comforting things you can do as a child."

July 6 - My angel brother came  and stayed for a week. 
Everything kind of went along as expected, made him a wall of pride of pics of everyone, kids stopped by to see him and people face timed and called him to check. He was sleeping ALOT. SO, sister Kim came on July 16 - another angel of mine.  We realized that he was just not doing well at all.  All vital signs were perfect which was super weird. Little did we know, he was just simply ready to go! His amazing hospice nurse Valerie (another angel) came to see him on Friday, July 17th and said we should probably call in anyone who needs to see him this weekend.
SO. On Saturday by brother Clay and his wife Val came. Kim and I went over to clean him up that morning and then headed to my niece Ally's baby shower. About 4:50 that afternoon, my daddy lost his battle. He actually won because now he is probably swinging on his favorite gymnastics high bar in Heaven!!! (he was an amazing gymnast!)  I just cannot thank everyone enough for their prayers for us throughout this tough journey. I am not going to lie, this has been the hardest 2 months of my life.  Would I ever change it? No, because it has truly been THE most rewarding thing I have ever done. My daddy was loved by so many.  I loved him. He is now with God and the angels.!

Expect Care from Birmingham has been the most amazing place and full of an incredible team. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Paid Health Care - Right at Home - well they are just amazing. Really.  I've never seen such caring individuals in my life I will put a link to both at the bottom of the page.

but first. let's just go through a few pics...

His birthday buddy!

Daddy's namesake Henry


Paid Home Heath care:

My father's Memorial Service will be at 2:00 Tuesday
Due to Covid restrictions we sadly must keep it to family and close friends only.
In lieu of flowers we are kindly asking that donations be made in my father's name to:
***this is a non-profit hospice care team

If you would like to read more about my dad go here

Thank you all so very much to every one who has sent well wishes, encouraging words and prayers for my sweet daddy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

My Daddy.....

(some of his girls)
I am writing this to my friends and family who have asked what is going on with my family at the present time.
Thank you for all of your messages, text, FB, instagram and so on and so forth.
I mean could 2020 get any worse?
(in better times)

Not to start off on a negative note but....

I've been up since 2:00 a.m.
Partly trying to cry myself to sleep, partly trying to figure stuff out.
Finally at 3 I got up and made a pot of coffee.
As if Covid-19 wasn't enough, then we have rogue police officers standing by while another officer choked to death an innocent black man.
He's life mattered y'all.
It. mattered.

So....all of this has bothered me to pieces like it has everyone.

Saturday, a week ago, my step mother called me to come check on my dad.
As an ex-gymnast and an incredible athlete all of his life, he has struggled with severe back pain for probably 30 years.
When "W" and I got to his home, he was curled up in a fetal position, unable to walk.
We did our best to get him to the emergency room at Grandview Medical (highly recommend as the best hospital in Birmingham)
6 hours later, and a morphine drip alongside pain meds we were sent home.

On to this week.  I made an appt. with a good friend who is an orthopedic surgeon.  Wednesday he did an x-ray and we couldn't tell exactly what was going on but the back is definitely skewed.
Or just plain screwed up.
There was also something disturbing going on.
That we really couldn't figure out.
So....on to the MRI the next day
My poor sweet dad couldn't stay still. In SO much pain.
So....on to the open MRI.
Immediately the tech noticed something.
(you know they do this all day every day so you know they usually know what they see)
(I'm the first to say "WHAT DO YOU SEE"...knowing they know, if you know what I mean.
They rushed the results to my friend and I immediately got a call.
Aortic aneurism the size of an ...... orange.
Dang. That's all I knew to say.
That is 7 centimeters
All I could think of is when I was about to deliver my kids 7 centimeters was 3 centimeters away from a head coming out.
That's pretty large. (I mean let's be real here)

SO....this is what is causing his back pain.

So...after talking to this WONDERFUL vascular surgeon we have 3 choices.  Only one is going to work.
We could do nothing. But if we do nothing, it will burst and he will die.
We could cut him from sternum to stomach and at 86 that is just NOT an option in my book because most likely he wouldn't make it through that either.  WAYYYYYY too many issues.
Or they can perform an Endovascular aneurysm repair where they insert a tube on the inside of each thigh and repair that way.
Today's medicine is amazing.
This will most likely be done today at UAB.
By the way, my dad is in the Ritz Carlton of Grandview, and if they offered room service, I probably would have spent the night with him.
Only if wine was involved.
Yesterday was exhausting. Both mentally and physically.
He literally cannot walk and thankfully I am strong and can handle holding him up.
He has a corner room with windows surrounding it and a view of the helipad which THRILLED him!
So, if that had anything to do with another sweet friend of mine (I won't name names, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving on my dad)
He is in pretty good spirits.
If you could just say a gentle prayer for complete healing from this surgery my family would be forever grateful.
My two brothers, and my sister will be driving in today.

Much love, health and happiness in this confusing world to all of you at this time.
Please love on your family.
We all need all the love our hearts can handle right now.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Well, by now you have all realized that the whole world is closed....
Including my next two art shows.

This is a sad state of affairs for everyone involved.  The vendors who depend on these types of shows for their livelihood, the schools that depend on the percentages of sales for their art departments, the event co-ordinators who have spent literally hours and hours of grueling, grinding work putting these types of shows together.
But, obviously for the good of the world, we have to do what we have to do...however unpleasant it may be.

my loss is YOUR gain!
I, like many others have huge investments in my inventory.

So, I'm doing a sale!
All of this is fresh, brand new inventory.
Regular prices and sale prices will be listed and I will be adding to this on a daily basis.
***Please note, shipping prices will have to be quoted.  These prices do not include shipping.

16 x 20 acrylic on watercolor paper. Top left SOLD
Reg. 250.00 each - Sale 125.00 each

16 x 20 Acrylic on watercolor paper
reg 250.00 each - sale 125 each

16 x 20 Acrylic on watercolor paper
Reg. 250.00 each - sale 125.00 each

16 x 20 acrylic on watercolor paper
Reg 250.00 each - sale 125.00 each
bottom left SOLD

16 x 20 acrylic on watercolor paper
reg. 250.00 each - sale 125.00 each

I have two acrylics in stand off frames left
These are each 18 x 24
Regular price is 525.00 each
Sale price is 295.00 each

25 1/2 x 25 1/2 acrylic ink on watercolor paper
Regular price 575.00 each
Sale price 350.00 each or 1,300.00 for the set

25 1/2 x 25 1/2 acrylic in on water color paper (these are Payne's grey in color and can go black or very dark indigo blue)
Regular price 575.00 each
Sale price 350.00 each
1,300.00 for the set

25 1/2 x 25 1/2 each
reg. 575.00 each
sale 350.00 each

25 1/2  x 25 1/2 acrylic ink on watercolor paper
reg. 575.00 each
sale 350.00 each

These are approx. 31 x 39 each acrylic on paper
Regular price 950.00 each
Sale 500.00 each

49 1/2 x 49 1/2 acrylic on canvas frame in gold float frame
Regular price 2,200.00
Sale - 1,600.00

25 1/2 x 25 1/2 acrylic on watercolor paper
Reg. price 575.00 each
Sale price 350.00 each
Set - 1,300.00

approx. size 19 x 23 in simple gold frame (8 available)
Acrylic on watercolor paper
Regular price 525.00 each
Sale price 275.00 each
Set of four - 1,000.00
Set of eight - 1,900.00

Acrylic on watercolor paper (unframed)
22 x 30
Regular price 375.00 each
Sale price 200.00 each

22 x 30 acrylic on watercolor paper (unframed)
reg. price - 375.00 each
sale price - 200.00 each

"Streaks of Blue I and II"
25 1/2 x 37 1/2 acrylic on 1 3/8" canvas
Reg. price - 950.00 each
Sale price 600.00 each
1,100.00 for the pair

36 x 48 acrylic on canvas
Reg price - 2,200.00
Sale price 1,100.00

"Irish Blessings"
36 x 48 acrylic on canvas
Reg price - 2,200.00
sale price 1,100.00

"Through the Window"
30 x 30 acrylic on canvas
Reg. price 900.00
Sale price 450.00

36 x 36 acrylic on canvas
Reg price 1,200.00
Sale price 800.00

36 x 36 acrylic on canvas
Reg. price 1,200.00
Sale price 800.00

***I will be adding to this inventory all week as I unpack and take photos of the many, many more paintings I have available.
Many of you who have shopped with me know that I also have 16 x 20 matted acrylic ink abstracts.  I have about 75 of those available and will be posting them soon.
They are reg. 175.00 each.
They will be 100.00 each so stay tuned!

These are the very best prices I have ever offered on my art.
So this is a wonderful opportunity to fill your walls with happy!

Please contact me at to discuss paintings, and shipping/delivery options.

Take care everyone and stay safe!

And remember - 6 ft. away saves the day

Blessings to all of you
Kendall Boggs