Spring ArtWalk Recap and Community Poem-Story

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THANK YOU to all who came up the steep stairs to make artsyletters part of your Spring ArtWalk adventure in downtown Beaufort Friday night! (& Special Thanks to our visiting daughter, Morgan, for all the help and for putting up with the crazy schedule!)

Bay Street was lively with galleries and shops open til 8 p.m., a car show, nostalgic family-friendly games, music, wine and treats of course, and P-E-R-F-E-C-T weather.

Here’s a taste of our first-ever artsyletters “Community Story-Poem.” I set up a flip chart with an invitation to anyone to add a line. It’s National Poetry Month, after all.        (Morgan started us off.)

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The text reads:


The sun set slowly on the beach

As the egret swooped over the dolphin

A great blue heron sat upon a log …

And pondered what he would do with his life. 

Suddenly … a wave came

crashing down upon him!!

After gathering his thoughts,

he shook the water to lighten his body, and proceeded on

To soar above the waters reaching for the Heavens and his dreams ….


A nice way to celebrate Springtime in the Lowcountry!  Thanks to all the creative contributors.

We had lots of wonderful visitors, including some special time travelers. The lovely, lively,  incomparable Kim Poovey brought Victorian flair to the evening, and she also brought Anne of Austria, Queen of Spain from 1549 to 1580 (Lynn Bristow).  The first time I’ve had royalty in the shop! (Be sure to catch one of her royal visits to the Santa Elena History Center.)

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Also, thanks to our dear friends and bona fide artsyletters patrons, Jeff and Jill Weaver. Jill even left with a bit of new (& OLD!) bling… an antique endpapers necklace featuring a vintage optical lens, antique marbled papers from an 1855 book, and some fun vintage gold circles swirling around with the pattern.

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Glad to see that piece go to a good home!

New shop hours are MOST Thursdays and Fridays, 11:30 to 4:00, with some Saturdays by whim or appointment.  (I’ll post here and on Facebook if hours differ for a particular week because of travel.)  My Etsy shop is open 24/7, and thanks to everyone Friday night, I need to get busy and restock some art! :0)

Here’s to your own soaring dreams this Spring..