A friend called this past weekend and wanted to know if we had much rain from Tropical Storm Fay. Well it depends if you call 12+ inches a lot or not. The only good thing about this photo was the rain was not going horizontal and the winds had calmed somewhat unlike it had been for days.
And since the rain was not enough to keep us home we decided to drive over to St. Simons Island for the afternoon on Friday. At the time they were reporting winds of 45-50+ with gusts 60+. Since the Sidney Lanier Bridge was closed due to the wind we took another route. The rain had let up just as we went to top this bridge. Normally you would not see all this water even at high tide.
It took a few days but we had an absolutely gorgeous day Tuesday and it was my day to volunteer at Goodyear Cottage over on Jekyll Island and this is just one of the views I enjoyed all afternoon, the Intra-coastal Waterway. There was a light breeze blowing the old moss hanging from those gorgeous trees and the water was gently flowing.
It was a rather slow day with only 18 visitors but all of them were from out of state except one couple and they were from north Georgia. Most of the vacationers have returned home to their normal everyday lives while the island is waiting on the snow bunnies to descend from the north for the winter.
This month on exhibit are woodcarver, Jim Branham and oils and pastels painter, Denise Champion. Sorry no camera allowed in the gallery even thought I did take advantage of using mine to snap a few shots through the windows. I would have loved to have shown you the wonderful turtle box or woodpecker or the many other wonderful carving on display as well as the breathtaking paintings so elegantly framed. You can find Denise online here. I strolled the gallery enjoying the view inside and out for 4 hours while visiting with the cottage guests.
At the end of the day I came here to make a post, but found myself drawn to my own canvas and paints....so I took advantage of it and the post was put on hold until this morning.
Still trying to get my shop filled at the MMCA Marketplace. I have completed several new pieces, but those pieces have been delivered to local galleries and shops. Several of the girls keep asking when my shop will be ready and my response is when I have time. My first priority is to the members of the marketplace, then I will take care of my own shop. MEHC subscriptions will be hitting mailboxes soon and I hope to have my own shop filled too. So I better sign off and get back to playing with the paints and papers!