Clay Aiken with Autumn Splendor

This year the arrival of fall means it's that much closer to 2010!
A big event will be the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C.
That is exciting, but not what I'm looking forward to the most.

So what am I looking forward to the new year? Decca Records said to expect new music from Clay Aiken in the first half of 2010! A new Clay CD, TV shows, and there will have to be a tour, don't you think?! Yahoo!

To keep Clay fans busy until then, the National Inclusion Project Gala is less than a month away, with Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas not far behind. This short lull is a good time to catch up on routine jobs until the festivities and excitement have returned.

Fall and spring are traditional times to clean your house. Do some multi-tasking by reflecting back over the months gone by while doing the cleaning. Gather the positive events and the negative. Keep the positives to remember, and toss the negatives out. Take the lessons learned from both sides, then relax and enjoy your refreshed home and mind.

Time to turn on the stereo for my motivational music to accompany the cleaning up - Clay Aiken music is playing, of course! Clay’s songs are the most powerful companion at any time.

Elsie Brady

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.

At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow

I Know How the River Feels by Clay Aiken
montage by Claysmelody

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Bsrefong Puzzles
Thank you Sally, your puzzles are enjoyed by many. :)

Power of the Dream - National Inclusion Project
montage by LovesClaysVoice
song by Celine Dion

Power of the Dream - National Inclusion Project

for more Clay news and fun visit

Carolina On My Mind
Clay Aiken News Network

This is a beautiful blog from our friend in Columbia,
Thank you Rossy.

ClayColumbia-Who are Clay Aiken's Fans
More links at the bottom of the page!

rebus answer

Something powerful that works every season of the year is a hug!



claniac24 said...

Ashes, your work is exquisite. This latest is no exception. Thanks for all you do for Clay and us Clay fans.

Carolina Clay said...


Wonderful new blog with timely information accompanied by handsome graphics, montages, and puzzles!

Clay Aiken fans supporting the National Inclusion Project would be wise to stop by your corner for inspiration.

Thank you for your kind remarks about the Carolina blog. Have a great weekend!


LovesClaysVoice said...

Great blog Ashes! I love all your graphics, puzzles, and montages! Thanks for including my Power of the Dream montage for the National Inclusion Project! We have a lot of work to do to win this charity giveaway! Let's do it for Clay and all the children that benefit from his foundation!


Thanks Joan for your blog and the Beautiful video!.
Also thank you for the maze, you know that I enjoy.

SueReu said...

Hey Ashes! WONDERFUL blog, great graphics, beautiful montages by both you and LCV for the National Inclusion Project!


musicfan said...

Ashes.......Another wonderful blog. It is amazing to think that summer is over and cool weather is around the corner.

I hope that everyone is working hard for the National Inclusion Prokect. It is so important!!

Thank you for giving us all the great information and including all the beautiful art-work too.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the fall blog, you did a awesome job! Thanks, Donna in Wi.

PaulaBear said...

I'm looking forward to new music from Clay Aiken too!!! Bring it on 2010!!!

copingincalifornia said...

Love your blog!! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful autumn background for a very awesome blog. Love the videos and blends. Just watching the National Inclusion Project video reminded me of why we are all still here :)It really warms my heart. Thank you so much. Also wish to take this opportunity to thank all who have given your kind comments about my puzzles. So happy to be able to contribute and to add a little fun here.

Special thanks to you, Ashes, for giving me this chance.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes,

"I Know How The River Feels," I love this montage and oh that voice. I haven't heard that sonf for a long time....now I will be playing it all day! Love It!!

The puzzle is printed for me to do tonight....hopfully I will not fall asleep like I did last evening! lol

"The Hug," what can I say.....all so true. That also is a keeper for me. Thank You for shareing.

We are now all waiting for 2010 and to see what Clay has in store for us....Can't Wait!!!

Big Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Ashes, as always, a wonderful blog!
I always visit to see what you've put together. I loved everything! Power of the Dream,I Know How the River Feels, Hugs, Leaves, just wonderful! Last but not least, Clays beautiful voice and face. I love him so much! Thanks for everything you do for everyone!!

dee said...

It's is still too hot and humid here for me to think of fall but your blog helped me look forward to some cooler days .

Thanks for all the beautiful and fun things included in your Autumn Splendor .

Anonymous said...

Great website - lot of information and some fun thrown in to boot. Of course you main subject matter - one Mr Clay Aiken, is just the icing on the cake.

invisibleclay said...

Very beautiful, thank you!

Anonymous said...


Thank you for all the "autumn splendor" starring Clay Aiken.

Many thnx for your kind comments (and multiple tweets) for the Carolina blog. Have a super week!


fgs said...

Your autumn blog is wonderful. I enjoyed the video. I hope he sings some songs in his lower register on the new CD for 2010.

Sandy said...

Beautiful blog Ashes!

Your tireless efforts in bringing awareness to Clay and his wonderful charity is so valued!

God Bless You!



Anonymous said...

That is so beautiful, Joan. That "River" song always gives me chills. His voice is just perfection on that song.

This blog has quite a bit more on it than your other one. I have to make it a point to get here more often. Lois

PaulaBear said...

Ashes, you always have so much to enjoy at your blog, that one visit here is just not enough!

musicfan said...

Another visit to see all the wonderful graphics.

Your blogs are always filled with both information and beauty.

Anonymous said...

You have a wonderful blog and I thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

Ashes, this blog is a beautiful creation! Thank you from Clay fan forever.

katy said...

Wonderful autumn blog. You certainly do much to promote Clay Aiken.

lulu said...

I Know How the River Feels has always been one of my favorite pre idol recordings that Clay Aiken did.

SueReu said...

I needed to come back for something to soothe my eyes - knew this was just the place!!!!

:) Thank you Ashes!

Anonymous said...

Clay's I know how the river feels always melts my heart.

ImGranny said...

What a great blog! Thank You! I can't wait to see what Clay Aiken has in store for us next!

Anonymous said...

Your creations are always cheery and so often peaceful messages.
Keep up the good work that you share with others.

katy said...

Beautiful inspiring blog on this 1st day of October. Hoping Clay fans are supporting the Christie Cookie Project for NIP.

vitoclayadicta said...

Hola Joan:
I love your blog, everytime I had a small time I come and visit it. I love your pictures anda amazing montages.
Thanks for doing it.

Kisses Victoria

Anonymous said...

You are so amazingly talented. You have managed to put a lot of wonderful information in your blogs. From the poems, prayers, videos, puzzles, links and photos. We are all blessed to have you and Carolina Clay in our camp!!!

Thanks so much for all your hard work.
Big Hugs your way!!

Sharrie in California.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog Ashes. So happy to see the support for National Inclusion Project.

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