Recently I had the pleasure of attending an old school, "Hole In The
Wall" party... What a hoot! What a much-needed uplift! Great band, lots
of wonderful food, traditional seafood and chicken buffet, and
alternative fare including thick sliced bologna and cheese, white bread,
pickled eggs, pickled pig feet, old time red link sausage, Moon Pies,
Honey Buns, NEHI Orange and Grape sodas, small Cokes and Pepsi's (no
diet, please). Folks who came were all ages, but mostly in their
60's and 70's, some older, fewer younger. They showed up in stretch
pants, tight jeans, dashikis, jumpsuits, big afro wigs, wheel chairs,
walkers, canes and of course, High Heel Sneakers. "Security" guys in
black T-shirts handled the awarding of door prizes, through random
drawing, to at least 30 people - quart mason jars of (legit) Moonshine.
There was even a Soul Train line. I thought I saw a James Brown cape on
someone's shoulders on the dance floor. Dancing got so heavy at one
point that one lady passed around the BenGay to those in need. There
was a posthumous appearance by "Prince", who led a rousing rendition of
"Purple Rain", complete with dimmed house lights and purple glow sticks
waving throughout the audience. Everyone left there at 10:00 when the
lights turned on - GRINNING.
If you want to comment here, USE NO NAMES, please... it was that kind of party."
"Go straight to the beach," the greeter tells a
visitor at the Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management Area gate. "It
won’t be there in an hour. " Botany
Bay’s boneyard beach of dead trees is a focal point for visitors on Edisto Island. This
maritime forest is disappearing into the surf from the
forces of erosion.
This piece is presently on exhibit at the Edisto Island Historic Preservation Museum.
Hours through October are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00
A few weeks ago Frank and I stepped into quaint and tiny Flowers Seafood Co. on Edisto Island, SC. We have driven past it for years, and I had been meaning to check them out for a long time. I photographed the exterior before we entered, gathering reference material for this painting. Then we went in and I bought 3 lbs of fresh local shrimp and a pound of fresh scallops. (The scallops are long gone now, having met their fate while wrapped in bacon for dinner one recent evening. Scrumptious!)
This piece is now on display, along with 13 others of my work, at the Edisto Island Historical Museum, 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road, Edisto Island, SC, just off the main thoroughfare, Highway 174. Look for the brown Edisto Island Historical Museum sign on the right, as you're driving towards Edisto Beach.
When I retired as a college mathematics instructor, I couldn't wait to further explore the possibilities of being a full time artist. I started painting in watercolors in 2002 and I fell madly in love with it. Sometimes, I even paint in my sleep! I hope you enjoy looking at my art.