Tag Archives: South Carolina

Karen Ann Myers – Charleston, South Carolina

8 Jan

“I am investigating the psychological complexity of women through intimate observations in the bedroom. The work is inspired by the cult of beauty in contemporary mass media. Intricately painted, decorative interiors are invented to titillate the viewer.”

Karen Ann Myers sketching for a painting

Karen Ann Myers sits in front of one of her paintings

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Awesome painting! :)

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James Island, Charleston, South Carolina

6 Nov

Last weekend, a friend hosted me for my first exploration into  historical Charleston, SC. As I sat in contemplation at the end of her long dock, several unusual boats drifted or motored past. The first was a small trolling boat – and the elderly dark-skinned man aboard tipped his cap in pure Southern style. Next came a deluxe triple-decker fishing boat whose captain sported a white yachting cap – but he did not even notice my presence. A woman in a blue kayak-like boat used her feet to propel herself along.

I closed my eyes to bask in the sun, but soon was roused by the chugging sound of a massive Coast Guard boat complete with bright orange cranes. To my surprise, from the opposite direction paddled this lone woman in a bikini. I asked if I could take her photo alongside the Coast Guard boat, since all she needed to get herself from here to there was a board and a paddle! What contrast!

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Nice shot! :)

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Columbia, South Carolina

10 Oct

The attached toe pic was taken in Columbia, SC and became the subject of a post on my “Carolina Yankee” blog, which I titled “Toe be or not toe be.” The post actually has several toe pics included.

 Oddly enough, the cover photo of the Carolina Yankee Facebook page is of my bare tootsies and has been since day one!

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Fun shot! :)

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Columbia, South Carolina

6 Oct

Personal Sketch

This sketch doesn’t even capture half of what I’ve been feeling lately. Feelings of frustration, stress, aggravation, depression, anxiety, disappointment… the list goes on and on. Although, I know everything is going to be okay, I just want to curl up into a ball and let my mind drift off to my “Happy Place.”

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The sketch certainly portrays those emotions. Best wishes and great sketch!

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Charleston, South Carolina

25 Sep

Charleston is filled with historical sites, trendy spots for shopping and dining, as well as plenty of access to the beach (yay!!!!) and loads of southern charm. We definitely plan on visiting again soon. Here are a few tips in case you’re heading out to Charleston:

Beaches

By far, my favorite beach this weekend was Isle of Palms! It’s a 20 minute drive from Charleston, or you can stay at a resort nearby.  The beach itself is kinda narrow,  but the town is nice with ample *cheap* parking. If you like waves,  this beach has plenty,  and you can rent surf boards nearby. Pets are allowed on leashes. Folly beach does not (we found out the hard way), and it can get really crowded there. We enjoyed the sand and waves for quite some time!

Restaurant

Magnolias is a beautiful southern restaurant in uptown Charleston. It’s the perfect blend of uptown chic and down home cooking! Loved the atmosphere and the the design of the restaurant. The food was delicious as well! I’d recommend the Pecan Crusted Salmon. I”m usually not a fan of seafood, but this dish made me rethink my own choice!

Cafe

After walking around in the hot sun, we needed to grab a bite to eat. Gaulart & Maliclet is in the King St. area, but keep a sharp eye out- the entrance to this spot can be easily missed! Once you’re inside, you’ll enjoy the trendy Parisian atmosphere. The special that day was the “curry potatoe soup”. Delish!

Activities

You definitely need to try the Charleston Harbor Tours. Spend a relaxing afternoon cruising the harbor and spotting dolphins. After the cruise take a walk around the South Carolina Aquarium and check out the cool sea life!

What do you think? Have I missed anything about this little city by the sea? Leave comments and tell me about your favorite spot in Charleston!

xoxo,

Tipper

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Nice shot, and thanks for the review! :)

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Anderson, South Carolina

20 Sep

Driving in Anderson, SC

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Nice shot! Driving barefoot is a blast! :)

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Charleston, South Carolina

3 Sep

Splashing in the fountain in winter.

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Looks like a great spot!

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Greenville, South Carolina

27 Jun
These are my little sister’s toes, taken a few years ago actually. Baby toes are just one of those things you wish to preserve. There’s no better way to do that then capturing them on camera.
 
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people 
and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place…
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. 
This is to have succeeded.” 

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Babies are beautiful, and we love that quote! :)
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Father’s Day, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

17 Jun

…here are some ‘feet’ with the Fathers Day theme. My 5 and 3 year old spell out We heart Dad! on their toes with the help of mom.

From Isle Of Palms on the coast of ‘Carolina’

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Fantastic shot. And a Happy Father’s Day to Dads everywhere! :)

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South Carolina

25 Mar

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Love the water effect.  Great shot!

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South Carolina

18 Mar

My wife’s toes dipping in our creek out back, in South Carolina

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Nice to have a creek out back! :)

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Bluffton, South Carolina

3 Mar

He was like a bouncing ball, in and out of the pool, for literally hours on end.  Oh, what I’d give for even an ounce of that energy!

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So true and great shot!

South Carolina

26 Feb

A nest excavation in South Carolina–72 hours after a nest boils, certified people dig up the nest looking for any babies that didn’t leave with the group.  Many times it is because they are still flattening out, after being rolled into a ball in the ping-pong shaped nest for 45 to 60 days!

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Wonderful shots, that is such a beautiful thing to do!

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Chapin, South Carolina

15 Jan

Is School Failing My Son?

My wife sent me this article and asked me to read it when I had time.  I couldn’t wait until tomorrow once she gave me a quick taste of the content.  It’s a good read and like so many good reads, surely controversial.  Check it out when you get a chance.

It resonated with me.  So I shared it.

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Kids and the lovely dog Nea (they did this, not us, for the record :>)

 

The fact is that my little girl can sit for hours upon hours upon hours upon hours upon hours (not kidding) and read, do homework, study, whatever.  It’s crazy.  She’s so focused.  We have to get her to “chill out.”  And when we do, she’s a blast, she has as much fun as any kid.  I love it.  But she has the amazing ability to focus too.

My son on the other hand just can’t sit still.  He has so much little boy energy and I love it.  He wants to go play at the fountain, kick the soccer ball, blow bubbles, run around, be crazy.  But when it’s homework time, he can do one problem and then has to get up and show mommy his new crazy dance move.  Then sit down, do one more.  Then get back up and jump around.  She has to make him sit down.

And what happens at school when a child talks too much, moves around in their chair too much, makes crazy looking faces to friends?  The penalty at ours is to miss recess.  Sheesh, that’s the one thing he needs.  Sure, he likes it.  So it makes sense, that’s a reasonable punishment (ahem, consequence, I mean, that’s what it’s called).  However, he needs it.  Let me say that again.  Little boys, on average, have a ton of energy they need to get out.  So skipping recess and being confined to a desk seems counter intuitive to me.  It’s only happened once (we have really good kids, thankfully), but I hope it won’t be a trend.

Regardless, the common theme here, I love it.  I love them.  I love my little nucleus here.  I don’t care if they are crazy!

Those kids are in great hands, Dad! Love that picture! :)

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Charleston, South Carolina

16 Dec

It cost us 50.00 dollars for this shot. We were on vacation in Charleston SC and we went to Folly beach, we did not know if you leave just a little of the wheel of the car on the pavement you will get fined 50.00 dollars.

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Expensive shot, but a good one!

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