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Beer and Chicken Stock: Painting Pictures Ep. 66

A new episode of the Painting Pictures Podcast for your listening pleasure: from Craftsbury, Vermont, a quick slipper of a bipper wherin beer, wine, refrigerators, and chicken stock are discussed.

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Here’s a permalink to the episode: http://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2019-04-15_beer_and_chicken_stock.mp3

Plowing and Shoveling: Painting Pictures Ep. 65

Through the drifts of snow, plowing and shoveling we go!  Winter snow grips Northern Vermont in November, and Gabe tries everything to keep his driveway clear.  He makes a terrible mistake and must atone by baking cookies.

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As mentioned, here’s me performing as Dan Keene at Vermont Vaudeville in Hardwick, VT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqCjKTzPbwg

Everybodys Talkin Bout Heaven: Painting Pictures Ep. 64

Yes, I am aware that the title of this post is grammatically incorrect.  From scorchin-hot Craftsbury Vermont, a solo waxer about the new Star Wars movie Solo, some items that aren’t worth shipping back to Amazon, and a really dumb country song.  Enjoy!

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-with-gabriel-roberts/id846291943?mt=2

Here’s a permalink to the episode:

http://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/index.php?name=2018-06-02_everybodys_talkin_bout_heaven.mp3

Thursday Evening in Craftsbury

Note:  The names of my friends have been changed to protect their privacy, even though they probably don’t care.

Before we left the library, I walked A back to the reading room to show her the huge windowsill full of potted geraniums, the stone wall outside, and the view beyond—past another stone wall, a field, and a barn—to the mountains. We spoke softly even though we were the only ones there. On the wall a rack of magazines, the sort of thing that gets me all excited about some future time—never right now—when I’ll come and spend a whole afternoon or morning sitting and reading magazines. My wife had been stymied in her attempt to print bank statements. Logging on from an unknown device requires, of course, a verification code, which is sent via text message to one’s phone, which, sadly, never can receive them while in Craftsbury. How we’ve managed to get this far in buying a home is a testament to our ingenuity. It seems you’re not supposed to be able to function in modern society without cellphone service. Walking out, she asked if I’d printed my documents and I said no, I emailed them. “Oh,” she said. “Well I can email them from my computer at home… I thought we came here for printing”. “We did,” I said, “but then as I downloaded the PDF I realized that I could just email it to her. She’s going to be uploading it or emailing it anyway… it’s not like she’s going to walk it down the street to the bank” (Apparently, our lender doesn’t actually give us the fake money for our home—they go to the big bank and get it for us. They both get paid, of course, but it’s the big bank that will get our interest payment for the next 30 years—all $122,000 of it.)

Fully successful or not, it was all terribly pleasant in the warm evening, surrounded by the sweet Spring air, and we took our time getting back in the car, kept the windows down, and rolled out the gravel drive to the pavement and down to the village. We passed a friend’s house and noticed another friend’s car. “Are they hanging out without me?” I wondered.

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Have Kids and Chop Down Trees: Painting Pictures Ep. 63

On a dreary Spring afternoon, I discuss the silent Tees of Vermont and Craftsbury, learning French, buying a house, mud season, and how long to leave Vermont in the winter.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-with-gabriel-roberts/id846291943?mt=2

Here’s a permalink to the episode:
http://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2018-04-04_have_kids_and_chop_down_trees.mp3

April 2018 Desktop Calendar Background

Happy Easter and April and Spring!  Below a new background that is miraculously on time.  I think I even got the dates right!

This is a tempera and charcoal painting/drawing of the house across the street from us here in Craftsbury, VT.

Click one of the following links to download this free desktop calendar background (note: the largest file, 2880×1800, is slightly different, with some blank space on either side to pad out the image size):

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February 2018 Desktop Calendar Background

Image of February 2018 Desktop Calendar Background

Welcome to February, everybody.  Every single one of you.  I’m probably not the first to welcome you to February, but maybe I am!  When landing at an airport, my Dad likes to lean over and whisper “Welcome to _____(insert city name here!!)” just as the plane lands, so that when the flight attendant gets on the mic and says “We’d like to be the first to welcome you to…”, we can say “WRONG! YOU’RE NOT!”.

I suppose people don’t really welcome one another to months, though, so I might truly be the very first.  Anyhow, here we are, and here’s a new desktop background for your computer:

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This is a church in Hyde Park Village, Vermont, a very very special little place.

January 2018 Desktop Calendar Background

It’s been a full year since the last time I made a desktop calendar… way back in December of 2016. 2017 was great. I enjoyed the end of every month when I didn’t have to freak out about not having a new background ready for the next month. Well, enough of that! Let’s start all over again, shall we? Welcome to 2018! As per usual, we’re a little late.

January 2018 Desktop Calendar Background Gabriel Roberts

Click one of the following links to download your free January 2018 desktop calendar background:

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This image is from behind a little house in Morrisville, VT, on a sunny snowy December day.

Wok Choi brought to you by Michael’s: Painting Pictures Ep. 62

Brought to you by the Arts and Crafts Aisle at Michael’s, this solo surfboard takes you to Hawaii with Jack Johnson, past a stopped school bus in Vermont, and into David’s kitchen where Wok Choi is made. Also, my new PO Box number is shared.

Click here to download the episode and subscribe to Painting Pictures via iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-with-gabriel-roberts/id846291943?mt=2

Here’s a permalink to the episode:
http://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2017-10-12_wok_choi_brought_to_you_by_michaels.mp3

Daddy Beans and the Butter Softener: Painting Pictures Ep. 61

Mon Pere, Leland Roberts, joins for a brief discussion of Benjamin Franklin, The Bastards, and the legendary Uncle Reggie. Then, find out how your butter gets perfectly soft every morning.

Click here to download the episode and subscribe to Painting Pictures via iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-with-gabriel-roberts/id846291943?mt=2

Here’s a permalink to the episode:
http://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2017-09-01_daddy_beans_and_the_butter_softener.mp3

Email questions/comments/praise, etc. to gaberobertsart@gmail.com

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