THE OLD Coding and WordPress It’s always a huge undertaking to create a new website, so I thought it might be helpful to other artists to describe our process.  Note that I had designed Bob’s first website in 2009 using  It was a cumbersome process that involved CSS and coding, and editing tools for […]

Creating a New Website

Publications, Technique

  A NASA co-worker of Bob Moody’s, Mary Ann Howard, saved lots of photographs and documents from her years of working there, as her daughter Hilary recently discovered in settling her estate.  She sent this article to Bob which he had never seen. Marshall Star 1964 It’s pretty descriptive of his work there while creating […]

Marshall Star Article April, 1964

Historical Info, Publications

Pages opposite the images in ‘Painting 30A’ were intentionally left blank so everyone can add their own memories. We love hearing that it’s being used as a guest book, and at weddings for bridesmaids and groom gifts!  This book will not be sold on Amazon so please support local vendors on 30A and in Birmingham!  […]

Shop LOCAL for Painting 30A


With the recent focus on Railroad Park,  we’ve developed a deeper appreciation for the unique and expansive railroad history of Birmingham.   It inspired us to explore a few tracks in our area including: those downtown near Morris Avenue, but also those in Bessemer, Irondale, Ensley, Fairfield, and the coal loading rail-to-barge stations in Port […]

Birmingham is RICH in railroads!

Historical Info

In the mid 1980’s, Bob and I had the privilege of visiting the incredible watercolor artist, Dong Kingman, in his home studio on the top floor of a building adjacent to the Park Lane Hotel on Central Park South.  We were expecting a grand expansive space with lots of natural light, and instead discovered a […]

Inspiration from some incredible artists


We hadn’t thought about Woodlawn in years until a good friend moved there (in 2010) from Charleston a little over a year ago (the very hip and talented Magic City Mama)!  Bob remembered the Woodlawn of over 50 years ago, when it was the location of a much anticipated visit to his cousins’ house.  Back […]

Woodlawn is HOT! And here’s what it’s got!

Historical Info

I’m always overwhelmed by the underdeveloped potential in Birmingham, and never more so than yesterday (7/1/2011) when Bob and I toured the Lyric Theater.  As Glenny Brock, the Lyric’s strongest advocate, proclaimed, “With the Alabama Theater, The Lyric Theater (across the street), the McWane Science Center, The Pizitz Building, Carver Theater,  (and other downtown landmarks) […]

Can the Lyric Theater be saved?

Historical Info

This is a series of paintings Bob completed recently in which he made an attempt to paint light in transparent watercolor.  It’s one of the most challenging and elusive parts of watercolor painting and the reason he loves it!  It’s the very essence of watercolor!  “Cathedral interiors are the most fun to paint because they […]

Capturing “Light” in Watercolor


Another iconic structure in Birmingham is about to be torn down – Powell School (posted 6/3/2011).  And a last ditch effort is underway to restore it for a new use.  I hope you saw this article in the Birmingham News on May 31st, 2011  “Historic preservationists deserve a chance to see if they can restore […]

Can a fire at Bham’s Powell School result in a #foodrevolution Phoenix?

Historical Info

We were!  After reading a recent post about the trolleys in Lawrenceville, GA providing a tour of historical sites, we wanted to know if we could do the same in Birmingham.  We wanted to know where our trolleys go,  what the schedule is, and how much is it to ride? Does it stop at Railroad […]

Curious about where the Trolley goes in Birmingham?

Historical Info