31 October 2018
30 October 2018
29 October 2018
|Dum Spiro Spero, Charleston, SC|
The state seal was the first of South Carolina's state symbols. It was first used in 1777, although it looked different then. At that time, it was two sided, and impressions of the two sides would be put into wax so they could be affixed onto documents. This proved difficult, so eventually the two sides were combined so that they fit next to each other on a one-sided seal, which is what we have now.
The left oval was originally the front of the seal, and it has the first of our two state mottos on it: "Animis Opibusque Parati," which is Latin for "Prepared in Mind and Resources." The picture is of a palmetto tree and represents a battle victory against the British at present-day Fort Moultrie during the Revolutionary War.
The right oval was originally the reverse side of the seal, and it has our second state motto: "Dum Spiro Spero," which is Latin for "While I Breathe, I Hope." The picture on this side of the seal ties in with the motto, because the woman pictured is the Roman goddess Spes, who was the goddess of hope.
28 October 2018
|Halloween style! King Street, Charleston, SC|
It does me good to get out walking and pound frustrations into the pavement. I am grateful for these home owners who made me smile as I went by.
27 October 2018
25 October 2018
23 October 2018
|Folly Beach, Charleston, SC|
I am having a hard time reading comments lately so forgive my lack of response. I can see they are there but click to find a blank screen. Don't stop leaving them! I promise to figure it out and get back to them all.
21 October 2018
|Duck Donuts, Charleston, SC|
18 October 2018
|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
|King St., Charleston,SC|
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
|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
13 October 2018
|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
11 October 2018
10 October 2018
|Solveig Bracy, The Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC|
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.
09 October 2018
|Parcel 32, King St., Charleston, SC|
08 October 2018
07 October 2018
|KKBE Coming St., Cemetery, Charleston, SS|
Thanks to the Charleston History Before 1945 group for coordinating a tour of the KKBE Cemetery on Coming St. We pass it all the time but the gate is locked so it was wonderful to be welcomed in to explore and hear the history stories of this historical cemetery. Thanks to our tour guides Randi Serrins and Anita Rosenberg who shared the history and even a good ghost story.