Jumping off the Hamster Wheel

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 […]

Thank you, Sunflower Friends (12 months of memories)

Looking back on the fullest year of my life. Many, MANY thanks are in order. Many, MANY people have become good friends of Sunflower!  The primary people I would like to thank are the members of The Sunflower Team since the opening of our store in July 2014. Kyle Without Kyle’s hard work, we could have never gotten Sunflower […]

Our Grocery Store Beautification Project (The making of Sunflower – part 2)

A photo diary: How “Sunflower” was born last summer… My husband Tim and I love to take old places and make them new. We normally do this to neglected houses, but last year we did it to an old grocery store. It took a couple months, and added more than a couple of gray hairs to […]

A new calendar for a full month of SPRING!

If you look closely, there’s a new and beautiful surprise every day. I love SPRING! Enjoy this free calendar on your computer desktop when you are stuck inside with work — or April Showers.Take a few moments each day to watch SPRING unfold. Listen. Smell. Look really, really closely. You’ll be amazed. It’s like Christmas outside, only better. I LOVE Spring!

What is 13 minus 7?

Six? Has it really been SIX years since I painted this bowl of eggs? (Or is it SEVEN? I’m not so good with math.) It seems like NOT that long ago that it was Easter-time in my sunny kitchen that overlooked BayView’s Humboldt Park. Every year I would put this green striped bowl, filled with […]

Greenville, SC. Love at first sight.

Have you ever visited downtown Greenville, SC? For my husband Tim and I, it really was love at first sight as we turned onto Main Street for the first time and drove up that charming tree-lined street. We made our first trip to Greenville, SC on 12/27/07, and by 11/08/08 had sold our home in […]

We made it to Charleston!

Today marks the opening of the 2012 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit So I thought it was appropriate to show a photo of my most recent oil painting called “Society Street”  — a portrait of just one of Charleston’s many beautiful historic homes. If you’re visiting Charleston for either of the Spoleto Festivals and love […]

Not feeling the “Merry?”

Christmas isn’t a feel-good holiday for everyone. If you’re needing some HOPE in your life, the message our pastor gave on Sunday helped to lift my spirits. You can listen to “THE MONARCHY WE NEED” by clicking here.