Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Stirring up a little bit of water
at the beach
AS SEEN FROM THE SAFETY OF MY CAR
ON ATLANTIC AVENUE
ON THE BOARDWALK
IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD
STREETS UNDER WATER:
AND - CARS UNDER WATER
SAFELY BACK HOME
HUNKERED DOWN FOR THE REST OF THE STORM
Hoping all stay safe and away from high water on the roads.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Enjoy the fruits of their labor...
A huge thank you to our host and hostess for a frightfully fun evening.
Friday, October 26, 2012
I'm scrambling to get orders sketched, painted and into the kiln just incase we're without electricity for any length of time. Seriously, how inconvenient would that be?! Even if we did have a generator I'm sure my husband would insist that our refrigerator and other household appliances should take precedence over custom Christmas orders. Whatever the case, hopefully we'll all be as prepared as possible and ready to ride this storm out without any major problems or repercussions.
As a side note: My daughter informed me that her crew race has been cancelled for this Sunday.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
After setting aside work for a fun weekend trip down south, I was left with an assortment of custom ornament orders to paint. Time to buckle down, get back into the studio and wrap my head around the task at hand. So, yesterday was spent sketching, painting, personalizing, glazing and firing a bunch of ceramic house and wedding portrait ornaments.
Sketched and Painted
Kiln Fired and Ready to Ship
I have to say that there is nothing more refreshing than fun time spent with friends and family - especially if takes place in a cool city like Charleston! I am now energized and happy to be back to work.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
After a weekend of fun and frivolity in Charleston, S.C.
Luckily for my husband, daughter, myself and our extended family; our son chose to begin his after college career life in one of our favorite cities. Thus giving us another reason to vacation there, even if for a quick weekend get-away. Unfortunately, due to an already scheduled college activity, our daughter wasn't able to join us on this trip - but there will be many more - so not to fret.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND CHARLESTON
Friday night football made even more exciting when both teams are undefeated. With a half time band performance that includes the son of one of our best-loved families.
Rentals for water excursions on Shem Creek
A two hour self guided Paddleboard tour is a wonderful way to spend time together on a beautiful fall afternoon.
Walking and Biking
Walking or bike riding on the Cooper River Bridge
The bridge structure is 2.4 miles one way making for a nice walk any time of the day.
We chose to walk from the Mt. Pleasant side of the bridge as the sun was setting over the city.
Our family prefers to bike to the beach so had to check out the bike rentals at Sweetgrass Cycles in Mt. Pleasant where we ended up purchasing a bike for our son. Happy 23rd birthday and a "carrot" to get you out of the office and down to the beach!
Our favorite family owns Old South Carriage Tours. The company features some of the finest tour guides, draft horses and carriages in historic Charleston.
Old South uses Percheron and Belgium draft horses. Located on 14 Anson Street. You can pre-buy your tickets here
Happy Hour and Dinner
My husband and I wanted to try a "new for us" rooftop bar for a moon lit cocktail. On past visits to the city we've had cocktails at Vendue and Grill 225. Knowing this, our son took us to Henry's on the corner of Anson and Market St. It was a gorgeous evening suitable for sipping under the stars.
We topped off our day with an incredible dinner at Fig located on 232 Meeting St.
We do like to pack in a full day.
Back to reality...
There's nothing like a weekend away for work to pile up, especially during my busy season. So, refreshed by sun, fresh air, great food and memories, it's time to get back to work sketching, painting, and firing. Until our next journey south!
Artists at work
Another busy Monday morning in my studio as the artists continue to work on their paintings, catch up on weekly happenings and enlighten each other with tidbits of useful information.