Thoughts from a wise flower on May Day.

RESTING. 12" x 12" oil painting on canvas. In progress. ©2016 Marie Scott Studios

Life is a marathon. There is no shame in walking.  I used to run. But after five years, finally decided to be honest with myself. And my hips.   I don’t like to run. So now I walk. Big deal. The whole point is to move your body.  So I walk fast. And fairly often. […]

Shadows with a plan. (February calendar!)

coneflower in progress image

Coneflower is part of my “Sad Flower” series — a series of four botanical paintings, representing four heavy-hearted flowers I found growing in various locations. In the twelve-plus-years I’ve been painting, I have never created a “sad series.” I guess I’d never felt such a heaviness of heart before as when I was planing this new group of […]

Pretty Place Chapel (A peaceful place for December)

pretty place photo

As the year wraps up, why not add a peaceful view to your computer desktop this month? Read the story behind the featured calendar image called “Pretty Place Chapel. And download your free December calendar compliments of Greenville artist, Marie Scott.

5 years later. 5 years wiser. (Did I actually learn something?)

Five years ago I decided to stop fighting with time. It was a losing battle. We are currently in detente. This is working much better for me than trying to be the conqueror ever was.

“Stop trying so hard.”  “Stop working so hard.” “Stop trying to prove something.” Did I Stop? Looking back over the last five years, I think I actually DID! Last night we went to an annual event that in years past has caused me much sadness. It was an opening reception for an exhibit of 100+ local […]

Labor Day 2009: Sandy Sheets for a Greater Good—

Labor Day 2009 Edisto Beach State Park. SALT MARSH PATH • ©2010 Marie Scott Studios

I do not like sand in my bed. I do like crisp clean sheets, multiple throw pillows, and a dust ruffle. All of these items must perfectly coordinate with both with the comforter, and (obviously) with each other. To make my world complete there should also be an afghan that offers not only a pop of color, but a […]

Jumping off the Hamster Wheel

flowers

Snapshots from my reentry into sanity, as three years of retail frenzy comes to an end… Today is Day 25 since we closed up my store. What seemed like a straightforward idea, has actually turned out to be much cloudier than I would ever have imagined. I don’t think I realized how wound up I actually was. Or how out of whack […]

Happy New month! Enjoy this desktop calendar for March.

Is it just me, or has this been an extra cranky winter? If you too are longing for spring, let my newest painting called “Salt March Peace” remind you of what is yet to come. To read more about why I titled this painting  “Salt Marsh Peace,” visit my online gallery at http://www.mariescottstudios.com.

Time to turn a new page on the desktop calendar

I love turning over to the next page in a calendar. Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to a month… But I’m pretty happy to say hello to February — anticipating an upcoming vacation, three sweet new young helpers at my store, and the coming of spring. Here in my town, the daffodils normally start to poke […]

A painting to help my breathing

“Breathe In” was one of two therapy pieces I worked on this past fall. The setting is inspired by the Low Country of South Carolina — a place of breathtaking beauty that often brings a sense of peace to my soul. Here are some photos I took that show this oil painting in progress. To read the meaning behind […]