Psssttt…. artsyletters is the “Spotlight Business” for First Friday, March 1!

This Friday, March 1 from 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Beaufort celebrates the 5th anniversary of FIRST FRIDAY!

Kick off March with a “Stop and Shop” evening in downtown Beaufort this week. Thanks to the hard work of many, spearheaded by Mary and Eric at Thibault Gallery, FIRST FRIDAY is celebrating its 5th anniversary. (Thibault Gallery is, too – go by and give them some love!)

I’ll be hanging out at the clock downtown with Rhonda and Bernadette from the City of Beaufort. Come by and say hello! And then go check on Jeff, who will be minding the store at my studio at 811 Bay Street upstairs, with help from the wonderful Kim Poovey. Need some “literary art with a vintage vibe”? We’ve got you covered with my handcrafted gifts for readers and writers. Many of my items are also available at The Beaufort Emporium – be sure to enjoy the unique gifts and treats you can find there, seven days a week!

Enjoy an evening of strolling, entertainment, refreshments, catching up with old friends and making new ones – and maybe a little local shopping and dining! (If it sprinkles, we won’t let it dampen our spirits. It will just help green up our beautiful town for March.) See you Friday evening!

Here’s to an Art-Filled 2019!

Happy New Year!

Bundles of thanks to so many wonderful artsyletters patrons for making 2018 the best year ever. Join me for creative adventuring in 2019!

For the month of January, my Etsy shop will be open 24/7, but my shop hours in downtown Beaufort will be limited to appointments only. (You should see the organizing I need to do! ;0) ) I have regular freelance writing and art deadlines this month, as well as travel plans to see family and friends, so my actual studio will be doing a wee bit of hibernating.

In February, I’ll be open for First Friday and across all channels in time for Valentine’s gifting! Hmmm…. now what would your Literary Loves love the most? I’m restocking and creating new, fun items for you to choose from!

Wishing you and yours a new year full of blessings and wonder. XO

NIGHT ON THE TOWN… We’ll have Kim Poovey! And Mice! And Wassail!

Happy Holidaysd!  Join us in the Studio at 811 Bay Street (upstairs) for NIGHT ON THE TOWN!  5-8 p.m.  We’ll have Special Guest Kim Poovey!  And DICKENS’ MICE!  And Wassail!

And LOTS of fun and shopping downtown… perfect way to ring in the Season!

See you there – :0)

December Doings….

I’m tucked away making custom orders here at the start of December.  But if you’re a Beaufort area local, be sure to come on up to visit us for


this Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.!

(Special Guest Kim Poovey will be signing copies of DICKENS’ MICE, the cover of which was illustrated by yours truly.)

I’ll also be open a couple of days next week, or get in touch to set up a time to pop in the studio.  My Etsy shop is open 24/7 – :0)  Keep in mind the last artsyletters sleigh will depart on Dec. 19 – please get orders in before that date.  Thank you!

HOURS Update – See you at ArtWalk on Oct. 27!

GREETINGS! – I’ve had to juggle some appointments and won’t be able to have open hours in my downtown shop this week before leaving town for a week of school visits. Apologies for any inconvenience! I’ll be back for the Fall ArtWalk, Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5-8.  Hope to see you then! :0) (PS –  My little table at the Beaufort Emporium is “open” every day! My Etsy shop is on vacation mode until late next week.)

Upcycled Ornament Fun!

You don’t need a big crowd to do some big-time creating…

Upcycled Ornaments at Coastal Art Supply!
Kim, Robyn and Karen

Many thanks to Karen Erwin and Kim Poovey for coming to my “Upcycled Ornament” Mixed Media workshop at Coastal Art Supply in downtown Beaufort on Saturday.

Look what they made!

“Christmas is a merry time,
Merry time!”

“He loves the little ones
as the great and tall.”

BEAUTIFUL ornaments!!

The recipe for these  included:

–Vintage brass file cabinet label holders

–Pre-loved Postage Stamps from England (various ages)

–Vintage/Antique Texts, including a Youth’s Companion magazine from 1891 and a school Christmas program booklet with songs and plays from 1932

–Vintage and antique lace, including some 100-year-old lace from London

–Vintage beads or charms, including these fun German frosted beads with gold stars

–Goldtone swirly hooks

–Art board, inks, colored pencils

–Imagination, Heart, Soul

Here’s the one I made to demonstrate the steps, though these two creatives didn’t need much in the way of guidance!

a pine.
very well,
evergreen for mine.

I’ll make up some more of these one-of-a-kind ornaments to put in my Etsy shop and in Beaufort Emporium for the holiday season.  Cheers!



FIRST FRIDAY! And October Hours…

***WEATHER UPDATE – We will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 11, because of the anticipated tropical force visit by Michael.  Thank you!***

BOO!  If you’re a Lowcountry Local, come join us for an evening of spooky fun and prizes!  We’ll be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. :0)


Remember to sign up for my mixed media ornament workshop for Oct. 13. :0)

I’ll be in and out the rest of the month… but shoot me an Etsy convo or an email if you need to contact me!  Adding lots of items to the shop each week… HAPPY OCTOBER!