Beaufort’s First Friday 5th Anniversary gets 15 Minutes of Fame!

I was thrilled artsyletters was the Spotlight Business for First Friday this month. And icing on the cupcake was this TV coverage from Lyndsey Gough of WTOC in Savannah! Enjoy a taste of the celebration. (Ignore the windblown hair!) Link and pictures below.

http://www.wtoc.com/2019/03/02/downtown-beaufort-celebrates-fifth-year-first-friday/

http://www.wtoc.com/2019/03/02/downtown-beaufort-celebrates-fifth-year-first-friday/
Rhonda and Bernadette from the City of Beaufort had no trouble finding takers for the yummy “5th Birthday” cupcakes!
(Had my own special sign and everything!)

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

NIGHT ON THE TOWN 

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!

Upcycled Ornament Workshop – Join Us!


It might still feel like summer, but technically, it’s fall – and the holidays will be here before we know it!  Kick the season off with a fun afternoon playing with vintage finds and creating with new friends.  Folks from my spring mixed media workshop at Coastal Art Supply (click here for their contact info) asked for more, so I’m offering an  Upcycled Holiday Ornament Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

All materials provided, including vintage postage stamps, antique ribbon, vintage text, vintage brass file cabinet label holders, vintage beads and charms, and vintage clock chain!  Participants will learn collage tips and how to work with jump rings.

Make something for yourself, or to check off a name on your gift list!  Sign up at Coastal Art Supply in downtown Beaufort, SC, or contact me for more info.  :0)

FIRST FRIDAY and Fall Hours….


Favorite Time of Year!
Start your Fall off right with a big First Friday after Five Downtown!
We’ll be open 5-8 p.m. and then
Thursdays and Fridays 11:30 – 4:00 (with a few wee exceptions)
until the Holidays, plus extra hours in November and December.
Thanks for supporting small businesses & indie artists! :0)
(My Etsy Shop is open 24/7!)