Home Away From Home

I have been lucky to live in both the Carolinas in my lifetime. Both Charlotte, N.C. and Hilton Head Island, S.C. were once home. So any time I come back to visit the South, the familiarity is heartwarming and the friendships I made are quickly rekindled. My artistic muscle was stretched in both locations and has contributed to the clay pieces I make today. 

The beach holds many treasures. Here are some items I collected while taking a walk. I will use the driftwood as handles or bases for my work.   

The beach holds many treasures. Here are some items I collected while taking a walk. I will use the driftwood as handles or bases for my work. 

 

Early morning run, swim, walk!  

Early morning run, swim, walk!

 

I am happy to participate in community projects including this Lend A Hand fundraiser. I picked the word "ENERGY"   and interpreted it in the artwork you see below. This 8 x 8 canvas will be available for auction to raise money for 'Blessings in a Backpack'.  

I am happy to participate in community projects including this Lend A Hand fundraiser. I picked the word "ENERGY"   and interpreted it in the artwork you see below. This 8 x 8 canvas will be available for auction to raise money for 'Blessings in a Backpack'.

 

The sun represents endless energy to me. The finished artwork along with all the other artist donations is available at The Muse in Frederick, Md.

The sun represents endless energy to me. The finished artwork along with all the other artist donations is available at The Muse in Frederick, Md.