In a world of new and innovative ways of communicating, there is just something very personal about putting a pen to paper and writing a note to someone else.
Words such as “dad-gummit” are the polite way Southerns can express their more intense feelings instead of using real cuss words.
It’s best to shake off the negative things that affect our lives instead of dwelling on them.
Laughter tags along with Mark Ballard in every aspect of his life. Whether he is teaching, creating or performing, humor always sneaks in.
There are many different ways to make cornbread in the South, and nearly everyone results in something delicious.
Easter memories include annual family gatherings at grandparents’ house, adorned with lavender flowers and a driveway turned into a makeshift runway used to show off Easter finery.
A bumblebee arrives to punctuate the beginning of spring, Mark Ballard’s favorite time of the year.
Mark Ballard has a collection of art that all have common theme: pink is the right color for cherry blossom season in Macon, Ga.,
Restoring old painting stirs memories for mother and daughter, mesmerizes art students and teacher
The way camellias mix colors is as example for us to mix together and share the world in harmony.
Making sure everything had a least one use, and sometimes many, Mark Ballard’s grandmother showed him that it’s never good to waste.
The love of eating divinity leads to the chance to learn how to make it.
The secret to lasting love is hard work, perseverance and patience. Show your love not only on Valentine’s Day but also the other days of the year.
Mark Ballard makes a trip to Juliette, Ga., to meet with Judith and William Ben Speir, and Eli, their Jack Russell terrier that Mark captured in a color drawing.
Focus, focus, focus. Listen, listen, listen.
Following a recipe is well and good, but you might want to experiment here and there, every now and then.
Childhood memories of bullying still haunt into adulthood
Looking at life as a work in progress getting better with each passing year.
Evaluating what needs changing and then pressing forward works in painting and in life.
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