--- Florida Black Bear Update ---
It is 11:30AM Monday Morning 16 April 2018 and he is back.
... Hello BIG Fellow ...
NO Miss Tippy does NOT want to come out to play Catch-em!
Remember! If she gets stuck in your throat what happens?
I have to pay for mounting you in her trophy room!
Large Florida black bear making sticks out of my bell pole.
And they ask if I work from life?
Yes, and I intend to keep doing so!
That is one huge bear.
Am I afraid of bears?
No. I have been married twice!
What's Happening Right Now?
In support of the renovation of a 148 year old Black Church in Saint Augustine, Fla.
Remember the words, "Praise The Lord!"
Original Completed. And ALL by the grace of Christ. The original has been presented. Now there is a story of Resurrection.
If you desire to help these good folks get a 148 year old Church doors open again, just call 386-503-5921 and I will pass on your information.
Please REMEMBER. Barry gets nothing except one day to hear those words. "Praise The Lord."
My originals these days are in support of those who serve the Lord as best they are able.
The stories I have been writing center around such good folk allow me to share a sampling of times when tomorrows
were best left for tomorrow. Best take care of the, "Todays," first.
Finishing another Florida black bear original titled (Maybe):
"Look! I Can See Tomorrow"/Yellow Bluff, FLA
"What is with ALL the Black Bear paintings and sculpture," you ask?
Well since Miss. Tippy and me sleep with them. Might as well paint them.
More often then not come half past bear time, that would be around 3:30AM,
a bear is just outside Miss. Tippy's bedroom window.
Thank Goodness Miss. Tippy is a dead shot.
On Completion of the twins, "Two Swords Molly," a NEW large original that has its own House.
This original features Blue Creek Lodge Rd. Landing, Lake George, FLA.
Taking verbal orders on the fine rt reproductions now. The original like most, is spoken for.
Please keep an eye out for "Faith Creek,"/Flagler, FLA.
.... What else ...
How about a one-man show featuring a forgotten Florida Wonder?
"Astor, FLA. and North Lake County.
... Under the What Else - What Else Department ...
Something Special Is Coming Your Way.
Thank You God!
"Showers of Blesings - A Song of Hope"
Hurricane Erma, 2017
Blue Creek Lodge Road (Kinda) South Lake George, Fla.
This original was a gift to the People of Florida, Florida Senate, Dist. 12.
A gift in Honor of The Astor Four and the Pastor's wife under That Pink Hat.
Servants of Christ who put their life interest on hold for the good folk of Astor.
A story of personal Faith and Work in the flood waters of Lake George, FLA.
When the flood waters of the Saint Johns River tour the good folk from their homes
the Astor Four stood strong.
To those unspoken supporters of the Astor Four, "WE," honor you.
On the left: Pastor Terry Holland and Ms. Debbie Holland aka "The Lady Under that Pink Hat.
On the right: Barry Barnett and Dennis K. Baxley member of the Florida Senate, representing the 12th district.
Thank You Senator Baxley, for your good care of those you serve
Gathering outside the Florida Senate doors after recognition from the Senate floor while in session.
01 March 2018.
From left to right: Barry Barnett, Artist, Ms. Kay-Sharon Urban, Ministry Assistant, Astor First Baptist Church,
Ms. Debbie Holland aka "The Lady Under that Pink Hat," and Pastor Terry Holland, Pastor,
First Baptist Church, Astor, Florida
Not seen, Mr. Don Urban of The Astor Four. Thank you Brother Don.
Sharing Fishing Long Tales
" ... I liked your Tarpon Tale. It reminds me of a fishing adventure
of a local Islamorada guide.
He had been fishing around one of the bay's cays, when BANG!
It was not a large tarpon but fought just if it was 25 feet long. Or a little less.
The guide tells of getting the fighter up to the gunnel of the boat, his hand holding the Tarpon's jaw
to be release only to have bay water shower him and that 50 foot long tarpon.
It was at that moment the guide's Tarpon Tale
You see the guide's intent was to let that 80 foot long tarpon go.
The shark took everything but the head and gladly so the guide's hand.
And yes, one of my research tarpons was presented to me by a commercial fishing and research boat
out of Marineland, Fl. That shark took half of that tarpon. So I too had a tarpon head that stuck out
of a 5 gallon bucket.
The looks I got while at stop lights.
The air conditioning in that Volkswagen Rabbit was not working.
The ice I could get in that bucket melted fast,
leaving the tarpon's head hanging out of the passenger's side window.
When caught at a stop light on a hot day
with a very big fish head hanging out your Rabbit window,
just look back at those around you and give a VERY BIG thumb's up."
(I think the Tarpon was less then 100 feet long.)
What's New ... Again?
"Barry's FLA Gold Series"
Six NEW Fine Art Reproductions on Canvas.
"Ms. Willa's Prince Albert"
Available NOW at $125,000.00 each.
Fine art canvas reproductions start at $125.00 each unframed.
Be Sure to Ask about the three other Barry's FLA Gold Originals as yet to be posted.
Their titles are, "Wee Bubba Bear," "Painter's Lair," and "Ms. Willa's Bestest Coon Dawg."
Wait! Here is number six. "Swamper - 2018"
In my Famous Ditch! Just ask My Old Coon. He'll tell Ya!
OPPS! There are more coming.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 386-503-5921
Rufus, My Old Coon, All the FLA Black Bears along Buck's Trail, Ms. Tippy and I say, "Thank You!"
And so does the Two Swords Molly Twins.