As an artist participating in this year's window painting event for the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association, I had the pleasure of working at the Anthracite Newsstand today. They wanted a SpongeBob theme this year, and I was happy to oblige.
I had fun painting all those dollar bills. Hee! Hee! Gotta love capitalism!
In 2011, the Anthracite Newsstand sold a $4.2 million lottery ticket.
So, of course, we had to capitalize on the "real" green theme once again this year.
You never know what you'll find at T. Sterling Auctions LLC (formerly known as Kemler's Auction), and last Saturday night was no different. From an artist's perspective, I enjoy taking in all of the different shapes and colors. Look at that blue and gray color scheme.
This animal reminds me of Dr. Dillamond from the play Wicked.
~ Old tins ~
The illustrators back in the day were so talented. Everything seemed to have class in those days, and everyone took pride in the way they dressed. Today, we have baggy, slouchy, sloppy, unkempt disasters walking around with their underwear hanging out. I don't get it.
Remember when roller skating was, in deed, competition for other businesses? They recently tore down the Roller King skating rink in Kingston, and replaced it with a health spa. It's the sign of the times.Today, I don't think kids even know what roller skating is. They should, however, put down the cookies and check out that new health spa in town.
When I was a kid, we were rollerskating in the basement so much that it started to "kick up" the concrete. Dust was everywhere. That's when Dad relegated us to the sidewalks outside, and then Skateaway was built, and I was hooked.
~ Shiny Brite ~
~ A bright, cerulean blue ~
We've come a long way from washboards. A housekeeper is your best bet. I'm still working on that one.
This is the perfect picture to depict the opening night of T. Sterling Auctions LLC (formerly known as Kemler's Auction).
If you're looking to pick up some interesting items, be sure to stop by T. Sterling Auctions LLC in Berwick, PA. The building is large, there's plenty of seating, and the lighting is nice and bright.
I think these two Santas are meant to be cute, but they're borderline insane. I used to have a Santa just like these two crazy Santas when I was a kid. His eyes used to creep me out.
If I had a cabin in the woods, these two babies would have been mine. The next time my dad gets a deer, I'll ask him to make me a coat rack. Too late for this year; that deer is already in my freezer, and I know the feet aren't there.
For anyone interested in learning how to make a similar coat rack, click here. This Web page provides step-by-step directions. I can't wait to show my dad this site!
I honestly didn't know that Gibbons was still brewed. Shame on me. It's brewed at the Lion Brewery in Wilkes-Barre, PA. What would I know? I don't drink.
It's that time of year when everyone takes in the Berwick Lights along Market Street in Berwick, Pennsylvania. The charming display of Christmas decorations is sure to delight both young and old alike.
As you drive down Market Street, you'll see many scenes that celebrate the Christmas season.
~ A church lit up in Christmas colors ~
Jesus is the reason for the season.
~ A majestic Christmas tree ~
~ Catching a glimpse of a house nearby ~
~ A porch decked out for the Christmas holiday ~
~ Dominick ~
~ Santa and his sleigh ~
~ The real Santa ~
~ Illuminated porch lights ~
~ Ice blue ~
~ Another porch beaming with Christmas lights ~
~ A cozy, warm house ~
~ One of the "Misfit" toys ~
~ A monster awaits ~
~ The Cookie Monster ~
This guy has a heart of gold.
Who's your favorite? Gotta love the Heat Miser's hair.
Let us rejoice in the birth of Christ the King.
And may we never forget the real meaning of Christmas.