Scott Plantation Settlement Fall Festival 2015

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale books, music and Pumpkin watercolor art

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale books, music and Pumpkin watercolor art. Tis the season to read pumpkin books.

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Rod Ragsdale and his book booth of The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course

Rod Ragsdale and his book booth of The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course. Golf for children is a great family sport.

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Carol Dabney cooking up something good for pioneer days at Scott's Pioneer Settlement

Carol Dabney cooking up something good for pioneer days at Scott’s Pioneer Settlement

Carol Dabney singing for the folks at the Scott's fall festival

Carol Dabney singing for the folks at the Scott’s fall festival

Rod Ragsdale playing his guitar and harmonica at the Plantation Festival 2015

Rod Ragsdale playing his guitar and harmonica at the Plantation Festival 2015

Playing our music. Original songs, plus country and gospel and patriotic music

Playing our music. Original songs, plus country and gospel and patriotic music

We got some local honey

We got some local honey

We admired local handsewn quilts

We admired local handsewn quilts

tasted honey butter freshly churnned

tasted honey butter freshly churnned

Canned goods by local gardeners

Canned goods by local gardeners

There was Hayrides for the kids. Viewed other nteresting automobiles of the past

There was Hayrides for the kids. Viewed other nteresting automobiles of the past

The beautiful white cotton grows in the south

The beautiful white cotton grows in the south

The baked goods were amazing

The baked goods were amazing

Blacksmith demonstration was really neat

Blacksmith demonstration was really neat

tours of the train station and about the cotton and other older buildings

tours of the train station and about the cotton and other older buildings

pioneer homes on the settlement in Scott Arkansas

pioneer homes on the settlement in Scott Arkansas

making something sweet naturally

making something sweet naturally

Of course there was a horse

Of course there was a horse

My cotton field watercolor painting

My cotton field watercolor painting

My pup and pumpkin watercolor painting

My pup and pumpkin watercolor painting. I will be reading the Happy Pumpkin, Patch story at the Good Earth Garden Center Pooches and Pumpkins Festival on Cantrell in Little Rock Arkansas Oct 17 2015 from 11-3 

Pumpkin books by local children's authors

Pumpkin books by local children’s authors

My watercolor pumpkins

My watercolor pumpkins

My Razorback Arkansas watercolor (Sold)

My Razorback Arkansas watercolor (Sold)

Rod Ragsdale book one of The Adventures of Andrew on the golf course 2015

Rod Ragsdale book one of The Adventures of Andrew on the golf course 2015

My Golf watercolor art

My Golf watercolor art

Rod Ragsdale book art by Carol Dabney

Rod Ragsdale book art by Carol Dabney

Scott Plantation Settlement Fall Festival

Scott Plantation Settlement Fall Festival

Summer Reading program at Williams library

Reading and music at Williams Library

Reading and music at Williams Library

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Rod Ragsdale and his harmonica

Rod Ragsdale and his harmonica

dancing hula with the girls

dancing hula with the girls

Monarch Butterflies migrate to Mexico story time reading Bows and Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies migrate to Mexico story time reading Bows and Butterflies

Sing along

Sing along

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale

Love is Like Glue song

Love is Like Glue song

So music fun

So music fun

talking story together

talking story together

trying on Hawaiian leis and Mexican sombreros

trying on Hawaiian leis and Mexican sombreros

Only in our imagination can we go from Hawaii to Mexico in 30 minutes

Only in our imagination can we go from Hawaii to Mexico in 30 minutes

Rod sharing a joke upclose

Rod sharing a joke upclose

My story time and singing team Rod Ragsdale, Cindy Reyes and myself at a children's event in Little Rock

My reading team Rod Ragsdale, Cindy Reyes and myself at a children’s library event in Little Rock

Cindy Reyes has translated Bows and Butterflies in the beautiful Spanish language and it is in both the book and children can hear the bilingual story of Bows and Butterflies on the audiobook music CD as well.

Children's authors Donna Watkins and Carol Dabney working together on audiobook adventures for children.

Children’s authors Donna Watkins and Carol Dabney working together on audiobook adventures for children.

Donna Watkins wrote the words to On The Wings of Dreams for her story The Duck Adventures of Cheese and Quackers

Rod Ragsdale composed the music and we recorded the music at Blue Chair Recording Studio. Donna’s song went so well with my story Bows and Butterflies that she is sharing this beautiful song on my audiobook as well as hers. Her audiobook will be published soon. Go to Amazon.com and look at Donna Watkins children’s books.

Bows and Butterflies is a book and an audiobook with a song by Donna Watkins called On The Wings Of Dreams... recorded by Rod and Carol  find it online at amazon   write in the search box Carol Dabney music to find the audiobook story and song.

Bows and Butterflies is a book and an audiobook with a song by Donna Watkins called On The Wings Of Dreams… recorded by Rod and Carol find it online at amazon write in the search box Carol Dabney music to find the audiobook story and song.

http://www.amazon.com/Bows-Butterflies-Carol-Dabney-Ragsdale/dp/B012PN8DWG/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1439045959&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Carol+Dabney+music

Now children can listen to our stories and music as you drive in the car, on the way to school, on a trip. Read along with our books or just listen. Its fun and educational. Bows and Butterflies – book or audiobook CD. Your support helps us continue our work as local authors, artist and musicians.

We have enjoyed entertaining reading stories and playing music with children this summer at many libraries around the Little Rock area. If you have a party or event for children and want us to sing, read a fun story, and want to encourage children to read more, we can bring and sign our books personally to your children and its a gift your can give to each child at the end of the party that they can have in their home library. connect by emailing us at carol.dabney@yahoo.com

Art By Carol Dabney part 3

Lion painting by Carol Dabney

Lion painting by Carol Dabney

watercolor "monkeys" by carol Dabney

watercolor “monkeys” by carol Dabney

watercolor painting "duck" by Carol Dabneywatercolor "duck" by Carol Dabney

watercolor painting “duck” by Carol Dabneywatercolor “duck” by Carol Dabney

oil painting "cow" by Carol Dabney

oil painting “cow” by Carol Dabney

oil painting "Deer in the Woods" by carol Dabney

oil painting “Deer in the Woods” by carol Dabney

watercolor "turtles" by Carol Dabney

watercolor “turtles” by Carol Dabney

Oil painting "Covered Bridge" by Carol Dabney

Oil painting “Covered Bridge” by Carol Dabney

oil painting "Barn" by Carol Dabney

oil painting “Barn” by Carol Dabney

Oil painting "Ship" by Carol Dabney

Oil painting “Ship” by Carol Dabney

Oil painting "The Crosses" by Carol Dabney

Oil painting “The Crosses” by Carol Dabney

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I have had quite a bit of fun painting animals this past year, many of which I use in my children’s books. I have even been asked to paint a certain animal now and again for folks who want a Dabney original and I’ve have sold several works of art by word of mouth. Thank you for liking my paintings. You can ask me about any paintings you see, if you would like to purchase or if you would like a custom painting email me at carol.dabney@yahoo.com. Let me color your world!!! Tell how big you want your painting, maybe you want a wall mural for your babies room? Just wantprints, they are available at my online shop at Carol Dabney Etsy.com
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Art by Carol Dabney

Watercolor illustration of Christmas story 'Twas the Mouse Before Christmas by author & illustrator Carol Dabney

Watercolor illustration of Christmas story ‘Twas the Mouse Before Christmas by author & illustrator Carol Dabney

Creation of Harold, my Christmas Mouse 
watercolor 2012

Creation of Harold, my Christmas Mouse
watercolor 2012

Waimea painting by Carol Dabney

Waimea painting by Carol Dabney

Fishing watercolor by Carol Dabney

Fishing watercolor by Carol Dabney

Fishing watercolor by Carol Dabney

Fishing watercolor by Carol Dabney

I enjoyed learning how to paint with oil a couple years ago watching Bob Ross and with the help of a wonderful woman, Elodie Bingham as my inspiration. She says to allow God to show us whatever it was we didn’t know or Bob couldn’t explain. I was the choir director at the time at the First United Methodist Church and she was a part of that as well. We are just a couple of creative people having fun in this world with music and paint brushes what can I say. I don’t think I have an inborn gift for it, but I find it so restful and therapeutic that I continue to draw, paint and even have started illustrating my own children’s books with watercolor. It fasinates me and its fun. Besides after finding out it would cost me upward of $4,000 a book to hire an illustrator, I thought I should give it a try. Well here are four of my very first oil paintings and a couple watercolor paintings done last year. Today I showed some children my new Christmas book ‘Twas The Mouse Before Christmas watercolor artwork and they said they really liked it. I read my story to them at Noah’s school and showed the kids my illustrations. I love reading at the schools, I love singing with the kids, doing some art together and I really love Christmas!!! So we had a great deal of fun and I’m off and running and feeling very blessed indeed. My Christmas book will be published this fall or pre-order it at my online shop Carol Dabney at Esty.com