It's been a very long while since I posted anything on our beloved website... I took this photo of Kings Creek in July 2022 at Lassen Park. Welcome to Our Historic Jefferson Backroads Website containing all of Our Beloved Happy Little Publications. We ran Jefferson Backroads and delivered them to our readers monthly in both paper and electronic formats, from April 2010 through March 2020. … [Read more...] about To A Bright & Hopeful Future
The one where the Happy Little Publication Came to an Instant Halt . . .
Effective March 20, 2020, Jefferson Backroads Publications is closed for business. Covid shot us straight out of the sky... We have dearly LOVED being of useful service to our amazing community for sharing and advertising your incredible businesses, services, products and events. Please know how much we cherish all of your support and continuing encouragement these past 10 years, every single … [Read more...] about The one where the Happy Little Publication Came to an Instant Halt . . .
All those "experts" who say the act of creating art is a nice relaxing activity that causes you to go into a bit of a meditative trance are correct. I find it is most mysterious how I don't even need to have a "subject" I want to create... it just emerges if (or WHEN) I let it. Grabbing brushes, paints, paper, canvas or art journals, having some fun happy music you love in the background or that … [Read more...] about Just Dots!
Go Ahead and Sip Something Fun while you do ART
Last spring, I took the opportunity to attend a class in the Medford, Oregon area called “Sip and Paint.” A dear friend of mine, Mary, and I made our reservations in advance and dove head first into this cool class. All the painting supplies and a canvas are provided. You get to sit down, enjoy a nice glass of wine, listen to awesome music and the instructors tell you what and how to do … [Read more...] about Go Ahead and Sip Something Fun while you do ART
Happy New Year 2017
Today seems like a good day for reflection... We are nearing the completion this spring of 7 complete years of happy little Jefferson Backroads Publishing... April will officially start our exciting 8th year, promising to be full of fun new ideas and local Old School American treats... "Who knows where the time goes?" Yes, this is such a heart-wrenching and hauntingly beautiful song title from … [Read more...] about Happy New Year 2017
A Christmas Story – O.K. Joe and J.C.
Story by Hank Nelson of Wasilla, Alaska New Alaskan 1989 Reprinted with Permission From the beginning, O.K. Joe was born to be a logger. It is academic now but there was a time in Joe's youth when his fate might have been otherwise. Joseph Otteson Knutsen was born into a very wealthy Bostonian family. His mother, Elizabeth, was a pianist of some worth and her husband, Knute, was a first-rate … [Read more...] about A Christmas Story – O.K. Joe and J.C.