Archives for July 2014

Inspiration at the Arnold-Meador Homestead

10494773_10202980323403956_2287716809267200193_nWell, I have arrived at the cabin where my Daddy was born in 1889, in Hattiesburg, Ms. I will spend the night in what is now a bed and breakfast. There is much nature around, some twisted trees. Good inspiration and sentimentality.

Here I am standing in the front of the Arnold-Meador Homestead. My grandparents bought this two room cabin with a dog trot down the center. The bedroom is one of two rooms which was thought to be where Daddy was born in 1889. I am sleeping there tonight. I feel the spirit of my grandmother here….this was her home. My grandfather bought the cabin and land in 1887. At one point there were at least 10 or 11 people living in the cabin.

I walked around my grandmother’s place to look at other views of the cabin. I also visited the 100+ year crepe myrtles and cedar trees. The owner of the cabin wants me to make a piece of art to hang there. I will paint an image of the cabin on one of my bark/shadow box based on my inspiration from the visit.