Featured Artist: Colin Page (& Show at Anglin Smith Fine Art)

Pond Flowers by Colin Page 24×36″ Oil

Colin Page. An accomplished artist from Maine with incredible talent. We met Colin about ten years ago in Port Clyde, Maine. We loved his work at first sight – what a treasure! Colin has such a unique painting style, you can notice one of his paintings from a distance and know exactly who’s it is.

This painting of a lily pond is stunning – I love the dark contrast in the water as well as the reflections. There is a simple beauty to this painting and looking at it I instantly feel calm, as if I’m sitting right there. Ahhhh….

Fish Market by Colin Page 24×36″ Oil

Incredible, right? This painting is of the Shem Creek area in Mount Pleasant, SC – but the way Colin paints it – it’s not too specific that it couldn’t be another similar area. There is so much going on in this painting and it holds my interest. The people walking, watching, working… The bird on the dock, and that incredible shrimp boat with all that wonderful rigging set against a stunning sky.

Anglin Smith Fine Art in Charleston, SC will be having a show November 3-17, 2017 “New Works by Colin Page” – click here to preview the paintings – and just wait until you see them in person! Go if you can!

OPENING RECEPTION tonight, Friday, November 3, 2017; from 5-8PM

See more of Colin’s work via these links:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

Read a bit about Colin, from his website:

Colin Page was raised in Baltimore, Maryland and studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Whether working on location or in the studio, Colin strives to capture the atmosphere and light of a scene. Colin currently lives in Maine, where he focuses on painting the landscape, and scenes that show his life as a father of two young girls. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions and group shows nationally and abroad.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

All images via ColinPagePaintings.com, used with permission…

Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.


Popular Tideland Haven Plan – House For Sale – Charleston, SC Area

Front View

Tideland Haven house plan – this is a Southern Living plan. One of the most popular on this website. This is a plan available via Our Town Plans – there are now two versions as well as a garage plan that accompanies it nicely. If you have loved this plan and don’t have a lot picked out and aren’t truly fond of building, there is a house for sale in the Charleston, SC area and it’s a beauty. This home is situated on a tidal creek where you will have spectacular views! Great porches (and one with a fireplace!!) makes it quite a dream!

Open House THIS Sunday, November 5 & again on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 1-4 pm

Directions to 4300 Lady Banks Lane, Ravenel, SC 29470: Take Us 17S, turn right on Davison Rd/State Rd S-10-317, turn right on Ten Shillings Way, turn right on Carriage House Road, turn left on Lady Banks Lane, located on left.

Looking into Kitchen and Dining – View of Tidal Creek

Pretty spectacular, isn’t it? I love this view from outside the kitchen looking through to the dining room on the opposite side with views of that stunning tidal creek. Take note of that beautiful cypress ceiling! And the way the light pours in those windows at the top – How nice!

Back View – Where you will likely live!

This view is of the back of this home – what a fabulous back porch with view of side porch on the left. That’s where the amazing fireplace is! Also a screened porch off the master (on right). Perfection!

Some details on this home: This one story plan is approximately 2,418 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. There is also an office/sitting room space that could easily become another bedroom in my eyes… As you will see in the numerous photos this home boasts fabulous porches – front, side and back. This home is situated on .87 acres along a tidal creek with a dock – (can you imagine sitting on your new porch with THAT view?!!).  This home has heart pine floors and shiplap cypress ceiling. There are two fireplaces (inside and out) – it’s a beauty for sure! The current owners who built the house love to cook, so there is an amazing kitchen.

THIS VIEW! So relaxing!

THE VIEW! I know! Can you imagine? To live on water soothes, relaxes and calms the mind and body. Can you picture a more perfect spot?

Take a peek at the 64 photos – absolutely beautiful!

Description on flyer:

“Rare opportunity to own Southern Living’s #1 Best Selling “Tideland Haven”! Nestled on .87 acres along gorgeous tidal creek, this custom built ten in Poplar Grove Preserve offers unparalleled tranquility from the moment you enter! Bathed in light, Anderson windows and mahogany doors welcome the outdoors in from every room. Home boasts an open floor plan with heart pine floors, soaring stained shiplap cypress ceilings and views galore. Spacious master suite opens to private screened porch overlooking creek. Master bath includes dual vanities, travertine shower and claw foot tub. Centrally located kitchen offers white painted maple cabinetry, 36″ refrigerator, Decor gas range with downdraft, and porcelain farm sink. Relax on 1,213 square feet of gracious wrap-around porches with large stone fireplace or linger on your crabbing dock with 16′ jet dock! Home also features outdoor sound system, low maintenance metal roof and detached carport with enclosed storage. Must see to truly appreciate this stunning property!”

For more info on this property for sale, click one of these links:

Mobile Site  or  Standard Site to access the For Sale link. This home is MLS #17029266

Also check out the Tideland Haven Charleston Facebook page for more info!

If interested or if you have any questions, contact:

Contact Robin Heustess with any questions:
Email: Robin.Heustess@comcast.net   |  Phone: 864-364-4913

Catch you back here tomorrow!


Clearly this is not a photo of me. It’s Charlie, our JRT. He’s out of sorts here, normally his entire body is on his bed. Funny beast. We all have our days I suppose.

In an effort to type the minimal amount this week (hand not happy), I will be posting images this week – back to normal next week, I hope!

Enjoy your week and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!



The Price is Right…

I love these wild palms that pop up in Charleston. They usually pop up where you don’t want them (front yard, butted up to a walkway), but on occasion they pop in the right place. This palm provides great shade as well. As it grows you have to cut the branches so that you can walk underneath it (near a walkway). The price is right, haha…


Charleston Photo – Broad Street

Broad Street

St. Michael’s Church steeple is pretty remarkable, isn’t it? Definitely an icon in our beautiful city. The well cared for palms line the street and the flag flies proudly. This is Charleston, SC!


Catch you back here tomorrow!

Good Dog!

I ran across this good boy at Fritz Porter in Charleston, SC – if you need a non-shedding dog, perhaps one that doesn’t need to eat – or be walked… I think I’ve found your perfect companion! He’s a little tricky to walk, but…

Catch you back here tomorrow!



Hurricane Hugo – 28 years ago today…

Hurricane Hugo – September 21, 1989 

Hurricane Hugo. I will never forget that night (even though it was 28 years ago). We were watching the weather. Leslie Lyles (newscaster) was saying through blinking eyes “Get out, get out now!” – the problem is that evacuation started much sooner, so we decided to hunker down. Shortly thereafter an eerie sound and the power went out. And so it began… Bridget, me and her dog “Buster”. We gathered any supplies that we could possibly need (flashlight, radio, batteries, water, staple gun, plastic). At that time the hurricane was a Category 5 – as strong as it gets. We decided to ride it out in the hallway – no windows, so that was good, we piled blankets and pillows. In the bedrooms off that hallway we moved large pieces of furniture in front of the windows. All bedroom doors were closed. We had the radio on and there was one radio station that remained on for most of the night – it helped to be connected with another entity so much!

The wind was strong (Category 4 when it hit land) and we were there in the hallway in the dark listening to what we thought were large limbs snapping (the wind underneath the doorway was incredibly strong). One after another. We woke up the next morning after actually sleeping after the eye moved in. We moved the plastic off the window and peered out. OH. MY. GOD. with both said in unison.

The sounds of snapping branches were extremely huge pine trees, not branches. Several houses had pine trees sliced right through – cars with trees, trees everywhere.

We had one tiny leak. It was a miracle.

In the coming days we signed up with the Red Cross to help in any efforts we could. They had us ride out in the country to give them notice on where they needed to send people for help. It was a telling time. My place of employment had no roof, but I was luckily transferred to another location after a few weeks.

While driving to that far away location – there were boats in the middle of the interstate. Blown right off the racks they were on. Traffic lights were eye level, hanging with wires everywhere. Gas stations coverings were toppled – And because we couldn’t watch TV or hear any real news we had no idea how bad it was until much later. Two weeks with no water, electricity or phone. We learned some tough lessons like you can’t write a check in a store, even though you waited in line almost an entire day and were able to grab a few things that weren’t spoiled (they could only let a few people, escorted, in at a time, no lights, no power, etc.) – no gas, nowhere to eat, nothing… anywhere.

We were fortunate to have a friend not too far away, so we could take a cold candle-lit shower – also working with the Red Cross they found a way to make coffee in the morning, bless them! Within a week a pizza place opened and we were set.

Thanking our lucky stars.

I’m writing this as Irma may be barreling this way. I pray not.

This is a great (short) video of what Charleston looked like after Hugo. Some videos and news stories say 9/21 and some say 9/22 – power went out around 8PM and it hit hard around midnight… Click HERE to watch a short video and see what Charleston looked like after Hugo hit in 1989.

Image (and more info) via Wikipedia.org

Catch you back here tomorrow!