A Quick Dinner Idea!

Grilled chicken and corn with a side of macaroni salad… A quick and easy dinner is ideal on a warm day, especially when the most time consuming part of it (macaroni salad) can be made in the morning. Continue reading “A Quick Dinner Idea!”


Featured Artist: Poppy Balser!

Winter Sunglow by Poppy Balser 15×11″ Watercolor

Poppy Balser. An artist that braves the harsh Canadian winters to paint what she loves – to the point of adding vodka to her painting water to keep it from freezing. Now THAT is an artist who loves to paint! Continue reading “Featured Artist: Poppy Balser!”

Windowsill Flowers

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Lowcountry Marsh

Lowcountry Marsh

I snapped this photo while walking – it’s so hard for me to not stop and take photos. I’m not sure my other half appreciates this trait in me, but it can’t be helped… So I snap away, then try to catch up only to stop again.

The marsh here in the Lowcountry is dramatic and beautiful. Always changing – low tide, high tide, grasses change, birds, sky and oh those trees! Continue reading “Lowcountry Marsh”

Featured Artist: Jeff Markowsky!

Over My Shoulder by Jeff Markowsky
Over My Shoulder by Jeff Markowsky

Jeff Markowsky, a plein air artist living in Savannah, GA.  This painting… Wow, right? Look at all the layers of color in the sky. I am drawn to these bright colors.

Jeff has a great website be sure to check out not only his paintings (and don’t miss the Purchase tab, more great paintings!) His drawings are pretty fabulous too, but of course! Continue reading “Featured Artist: Jeff Markowsky!”

The Nantahala House Plan by Allison Ramsey Architects!

This is the Nantahala house plan by Allison Ramsey Architects – from the Blue Ridge Inspirations Book (Vol. 1). This plan is 2,438 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. I love how the front porch is situated at an angle – also love the deck along the side of the house! Wonderful lines on this house! Continue reading “The Nantahala House Plan by Allison Ramsey Architects!”

Featured Artist: Nicolas V. Sanchez!

Daughters by Nicolas V Sanchez 48×72″ Oil

Nicolas V. Sanchez. His paintings are unique in many ways – the composition of this painting is so different, which intrigues me. Not the typical portrait type painting for sure. Continue reading “Featured Artist: Nicolas V. Sanchez!”