The first day of the rest of my life! [ August 2015 Calendar ]

We closed my Sunflower shop last night. For the last time. July was a bitter-sweeet month. One dream ended, so a new dream could be born. I am happy. But very, very tired. Next week I will post photos. Today is Saturday. The first Saturday since July, 2014 that I wasn’t in charge of anything. The […]

The Home Stretch. (Why wasn’t I home sleeping?)

The Home Stretch.  Definition: “The last part of a long or difficult activity.” We are starting to wrap up our final days at The Sunflower Gift Shop this week. It has been “a long and difficult activity” to say the least. But we wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. As this marathon season of experimenting with a retail […]

SUNFLOWER is CHANGING! The end of a 3 year experiment comes to a close.

Sunflower is MOVING on. We will be CLOSING our retail location at 110 S. Main Street at the end of July. [Or sooner… just depending on how long our inventory hangs around!] Follow us on Facebook for details of our hours and SALES which are happening all month! Another beautiful store is MOVING in. We hope you will give them a […]

How we fixed up a Grocery Store last May. (Photos of our 2-week painting party.)

Happy Birthday, Sunflower! One year ago TODAY we opened up the Sunflower Gift Shop & Gallery. TODAY seems a fitting occasion to post photos I’ve been saving from “Phase 1” of our big Grocery Store Beautification Project last spring. Who would have thought we could turn the old Travelers Rest “Winn Dixie” into the uplifting place that Sunflower evolved into over the […]

Sunflower’s Autumn Hours begin today!

Enjoy our new earlier morning hours. Sunflower is NOW OPEN Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10am – 6pm   We WISH you would come visit our newest Travelers Rest, SC location! Was it really 10 years ago that I painted “Maple Wish?” I guess it must really be true that “time flies when you’re having fun!” – Marie Scott

11 Days and counting

Sunflower’s newly acquired electric typewriter inspires my 6th grade son to write this Japanese Tanka Poem. Initial questions this typewriter raised: What IS this? What does it DO? Can we PLEASE get this? Secondary questions regarding the typewriter: How do I save my file? Why doesn’t it delete? How do I center? Current benefits of the new […]

Hydrangea Boxes for June

 “Hydrangea Boxes“ is the last painting I created at the studio I had inside my shop called Home COLOR. I just moved out over the weekend, and we are working like crazy to get the new store and studio up and running. Right now I feel a little homeless. And OVERWHELMED. Our plans are exciting, but feel a […]