Brave Little Brave And A Tru-Test

Yesterday took me to a meeting in Canal Winchester, Ohio. I took a moment to swing into a parking lot for a closer look at this mural in their Old Town District.

It’s called “Brave Little Brave” and was created by Crystal Salyer. It was installed by the Canal Winchester Art Guild in 2018.

From this vantage point I noticed something down an adjacent alley. Check out this great vintage Tru-Test paint ad!

It was a great surprise and a fun end to the day. Canal has a number of nice murals but it’s the off the beaten path and unexpected stuff I like best!

Road Trip!

Nothing makes my little heart go pitter pat quite like a road trip. I’m on my way home from one today and have lots of stories to share!

Stay tuned!

This picture is from my last big road trip when I visited Lucille Ball’s hometown back in the spring. They have a few murals to celebrate the life and work of America’s most famous redhead.

Search this site for Lucille Ball or for Jamestown and you’ll find a number of stories about that trip!

Stage Door Mural

Mount Vernon, Ohio is home to some gorgeous murals including this on the side of a theater.

The Peter Pan is fantastic.

I’m always a little surprised at a really great mural as I can’t fathom the time and talent involved in making something like this become a larger than life reality.

Thankful Thursday

Look at us motoring through the week. It’s finally Thursday and I’m calling this one Thankful Thursday. I’m thankful for days off and for the fact that adventure is on the horizon!


PS- This mural is in downtown Lancaster, Ohio!

Laurelville Fruit Farm

They will open for the season soon.

This third generation farm has been around since 1912. They’re known for their apples and peaches as well as their apple cider. They even sell an apple cider slushee that is divine.

The block building in the village of Laurelville, Ohio just got this gorgeous mural last year and it has done wonders to brighten up the neighborhood.

The artist is Ross County resident Pam Kellough who is know for her commercial and residential murals. You can learn more about her at her website!

It’s amazing what people can do with paint and a blank wall!