18 October 2018

Bear with me!

Halloween 2018, Charleston, SC 
It's time to start dragging your skeletons out of the closet and posing them around the yard. 
I even got a head start on the hospital pumpkin decorating contest by photocopying pictures and gluing them on a (fake) pumpkin. I can't do that much work on something that it going to rot. 

17 October 2018

Missed a spot!

King St., Charleston,SC 
Can you imagine going to all this trouble every time you needed to wash your windows or touch up the paint? The old Bluestein's Menswear store on King St. is one of my favorites and always catches my eye.

Only 7,000 steps today. Boo. It's already getting dark too early for me. I like to crash for awhile when I get home from work and by then it's too dark to walk. 

16 October 2018

All dressed up on King St.

Dry Bar, 556 King St., Charleston, SC 
This snappy renovation stands out even more with the new brick buildings built on either side.
 I may be the only one not certain what a Dry Bar was but it is a hair blow out salon. 

14 October 2018

Southern version of snowy white fields

Dawson Rd, Eutawville, SC 
I've already started seeing posts of snow so thought I'd share our southern version.
It looks like a good cotton crop this year! 

13 October 2018

Run West Ashley, Run!

West Ashley Greenway, Charleston, SC 
The Avondale 5K was held this morning but instead of running past my house, they directed the runners to a section of the West Ashley Bikeway. I hope the stretches of uneven pavement and root systems weren't a problem because it was a lovely scene seeing them come out of the woods. Congrats to all! 

12 October 2018

Queen St.

Queen St., Charleston, SC 
Their car is tucked in safely under the shed. 
How many folks could gather in the screened in room above before it all 
came tumbling down, do you think? The house at 92 Queen was built in 1870. 

11 October 2018

Bear with me

Bear with me, Charleston, SC 
Bear with me, kids! It's that time of year. Boo!

10 October 2018

Heartbeats of the Holy City

Solveig Bracy, The Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC 
I had a fun evening last Friday when artist Kyle Stuckey invited all the people he had painted portraits of to the gallery opening of Portraits of Charleston: The Heartbeat of the Holy City." There were so many familiar faces but I was there for my volunteer Solveig Bracy who was one of the featured portraits. We had a little pre-party at my house and then went down to enjoy the festivities. Thanks Kyle!
Oil painter Kyle Stuckey, alongside Principle Gallery, is working on a project to bring the community together using the art of portraiture. This show will represent 50 portraits of people that live in Charleston and call it their home, and it has two main goals: to showcase those who make a positive impact on Charleston in all their unique ways and to encourage an art culture that brings us all together.
Stuckey explains: “I want to create a show highlighting the beautiful diversity that makes a vibrant community and showcasing the people that work to make this city the best it can be. I also believe that art in all forms is one of the most important aspects of life. Like most people, I grew up thinking that only two types of people did art: the wealthy who could spend lots of money or the strange starving artist who created the art. But now I realize everyone should (and can!) have art in their lives - whether as a buyer, an appreciator, a model, or an artist.”
The 50 chosen participants will come from all different kinds of backgrounds, careers, and walks of life. They may be artists, chefs, doctors, public servants, educators, community leaders, factory workers, news anchors, business owners, or fishermen. They may be young, old, rich, or poor. Each person is a unique and important puzzle piece that collectively creates our great community, and through art we can reflect that beautifully.
Kyle Stuckey will paint a 14x11 portrait of every participant in his artistic style - designed to capture the essence of each individual. A short write-up of what each Charlestonian does and who they are as a person will accompany each painting. 
Since this show is all about community, 25% of all work sold will be given the to the local charity, Teachers' Supply Closet.