Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July Birthday to My Dad

July 4, 1911

The Cornerstone: Gordy’s Poem
Written for My Father after His Death

"Then what is the meaning of that which is written:
The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone?”

Beneath the birding sky, cold-blue and safe,
bricks laid one to another, timeless bond and true,
by hands long learned and destined to this trade:
a world of walls and beauty, shelters made.

Unlost, unvanished, close beneath blue skies,
and yet somewhere a’wandered, biding still,
he built a hearth within our hearts held strong
in patterns made of mortar, brick, and song.

© Ramey Channell  

Friday, March 6, 2020

Who's a Good Dog!

Cool Canine Characters on Canvas

Custom Portraits Painted from Your Photos

I am currently accepting a small number of commissions.

Rocky and Zelda
acrylic on canvas

acrylic on canvas

Molly and Bailey
acrylic on canvas

And One Bad Bird

Witch Boy and Midnight
Illustration from "The Witches of Moonlight Ridge"
colored pencil on art paper

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

365 Birmingham - Always Something Going On

Ramey Channell Exhibit

Ramey Channell is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in June.
The public is invited to the opening reception on
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
to view her beautiful artwork. Admission is free.
The gallery is located at
8140 Parkway Drive, in downtown Leeds.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

My daughter India's birthday was May 4th, and we had a delightful celebration, with family friends, and homemade birthday cake!

Happy Birthday, India!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Buddy's buddy

This is crazy Buddy, with dirty feet, a border collie mix. We don't know mixed with what.

A couple of nights ago, Buddy came to the front door with an adolescent possum in his mouth. He was carrying it quite considerately, and pawed at the door, determined to get inside with "his" possum. I wish I had taken a picture of Buddy with the possum in his mouth, but I was too busy yelling at him and whacking him with a wrapping paper tube, the only thing in the world that he's afraid of.
So, he put the possum down on the porch, and I dragged him into the house while the possum, as would be expected, "played possum." He looked quite dead ... which I knew he wasn't.
With Buddy incarcerated inside the house, within a few minutes, the possum made a hasty get-away.

Then, guess what? Next night, Buddy's possum was on the deck, calmly looking for something good to eat, I guess, or looking for his Buddy.

Here's Buddy's possum, hanging around the deck, with our resident UFO in the background.

Buddy wasn’t happy because I wouldn’t let him outside to see, grab, capture, or chase the possum. He made his horrible squeaking noise, which sounds like a giant rodent.

If Buddy’s Possum returns, and I expect he will, I’ll update the narrative of Buddy and his buddy, the possum!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Evergreen, the Beautiful Witch of Moonlight Ridge

The first printing of The Witches of Moonlight Ridge is all sold out. Second printing is here, just in time for holiday gifting. An added feature: a beautiful photo of our mysterious Evergreen, AKA Bessie Penny, thanks to the Hugh Mangum Collection and the generosity of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University.