*Hurricane Days*

We are safely away from the shore – hope to reopen soon after the storm!
Appreciations for all of the emergency management folks, power crews, and other helpers.
Prayers and wishes for safety for all along our coast, and keeping those in the Bahamas close in thoughts. They will need continued prayers and tangible help for some time.

Hobbled/Hopeful July/August Update….

Greetings! After a follow-up at the orthopedist’s office, I was able to give the crutches the boot – :0) – but I’ll be IN the boot until the end of August. I’m only able to work on a limited basis in coming weeks, but I’ve re-opened my Etsy Shop online.  (The 10 percent off no-coupon-needed sale for July is still on!) Open Studio hours will resume in earnest for fall, beginning with First Friday downtown, Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m. (For next week’s First Friday, Aug. 2, come celebrate The Beaufort Emporium‘s 3rd Birthday!! 905 Bay Street. Cupcakes and nice give-aways!! I’ll be there, happy to mingle at ground level. ;0) )

Update – Hobbled but Hopeful….

Greetings! So, I managed to fracture the distal end of my fibula (at ankle). One should really be looking where one is walking instead of turning one’s head to converse, especially when there is a chunk of sidewalk missing.

I am very anxious to get back in the studio! It is up a steep flight of stairs, though, so I need to get the okay from the ortho doc’s office. Since I can’t walk to work at the moment – waa! – or drive, logistics will be a little tricky here in the immediate future, but – where there is a will, there’s a way, and I’m pretty strong-willed. I hope to get my Etsy shop back online in a few days. Thanks for all the good wishes!

July Open Studio Hours

(*UPDATE*: 7-15: well, now I’ve gone and fractured a bone in my ankle. Not sure when I can resume regular hikes up the stairs & regular hours, but I hope soon!! Thanks. See above for latest! )

(UPDATE:  The studio will be closed July 11 & 12 as I will be traveling out of town for a funeral. We’ll be open several days during Water Festival – look for the sign out front. Thanks!)

Happy JULY! I’m busy in the studio & will open this month for FIRST FRIDAY, July 5, 5-8 p.m. Then, hours will be on the flexible side, with some extra open days during WATER FESTIVAL! :0) See you soon!

Mark your Calendar for First Friday Downtown, June 7!

The Studio will be *CLOSED* June 1-6 for family time, but we will be
OPEN for FIRST FRIDAY on June 7, 5-8 p.m..
Streets will be closed and much fun awaits! Special welcome and shopping for Dads & Dudes. See you then!
(We are at 811 Bay Street, # 3 – look for the sign on the sidewalk and trek up the stairs.)

May 2019 Open Studio Hours


THIS WEEK’S HOURS (May 27-31) – Wed., May 29: 12 Noon -4:30 p.m.     *Thursday and/or Friday might be subject to change!*

THIS WEEK’S HOURS (May 20-25) – ***UPDATE** Actually, Update to the Update – Thursday, May 23 – I have an under-the-weather wee doggie and need to keep tabs on her. Hope to (finally!) open tomorrow. Apologies for any inconvenience, and thanks!

Wednesday, May 22 – the shop will be closed as I need to have my windshield replaced after Tuesday’s trip back from a conference… ;0) Big trucks, stray rocks. We’ll be open Thursday and Friday from 12 noon to 4:30. :0)

FRIDAY 4/12 UPDATE – Well, there’s still an obstacle course and the doors have yet to be painted – Guess I should just call it a week and we’ll try again next week! Contact me if you need anything in the meantime. Thanks!  [My Etsy Shop is open 24/7 – :0)]

THURSDAY 4/11 UPDATE – We still have painting and obstacle-course-ing happening in the halls; will see about re-opening Friday. :0)

(Heads up for April 10 – the interior of our building is being painted and it’s a challenge to get around at the moment! I’ll keep things simple & safe & be closed Wednesday. If it’s all clear on Thursday afternoon, I’ll open back up. :0). )

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

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!