Sunday, June 13, 2010

Reinventing Chalmers Street

I spent the afternoon painting Chalmers Street. In 1712, the Pink House served as a sailor's tavern. It's done with watercolors and markers.
Earlier today, on Diane's beautiful blog, I found a "blog hop" that's going on, and spent quite some time checking out all the incredible blogs out there. If you are interested in participating, look at the right side of my blog for details.
Sunday's almost over, and the muted sound of lawnmowers sadly humming can be heard in the distance...

19 comments:

  1. How cool the blog hop idea is! I've added my link and put it on my blog as well :o)
    You are working those watercolors fabulously (I'm still too chicken) the tiles on the Pink House rooftop are supah!

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  2. Chasing that fabulous sun again!! :))) I agree with Andrea, the tiles/shingles are WONDERFUL! They look 3D!! Your work is simply lovely, Susan!
    I know what you mean about the end of the weekend coming way too soon. Though out in the middle of wheat and hay fields one does not hear the sounds of mowers, but rather the sound of tractors cutting grass. There is still a cyclical rhythm to summon the end of Sunday ... no matter where you live!

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  3. Love your colours on your Chalmers Street painting, it's so alive and vibrant and I can see in my mind's eye some sailors, staggering out of the door and off down the street, singing sea shanties as they go, lol ...

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  4. lovely and beautiful street ^^

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  5. Love the painting and I love the story behind the building!

    oooh, you have Counting Crows playing, may have to hang around for a few more minutes...

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  6. oh, another one in those fab colors! Chalmers Street is charming!
    You're so talented!

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  7. Hi Susan! Love your pink house! glad I came over. I have some catching up to do! too many summer distractions..
    xoxo

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  8. me again. love the blog hop! what a great idea!

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  9. Lovely work....I haven't really played with watercolors...scares me...lol....thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment!!!

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  10. The tiles on the Pink House are excelent. I love your choise of the colours. Lovely, as usual. You and your cute pictures always cheer me up, thanks. ♥

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  11. Oh i love your pink house painting! and i'm acutally on that blog hop that you speak of this very moment...that's how i found you!
    i will follow after posting this comment...

    i'm #106 on the list...come by and see me!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  12. Hello Susan! Thank you so much for visiting my Blog and becoming a friend! I love it here and will be back to read all of your posts. I was just listening to your Playlist and just had to tell you I LOVE Emiliana Torrini! I play her music all the time and I note you also have Earth Wind and Fire. I've just been to their concert tonight and let me tell you, my wings are tired, I danced the night away :0) they were fantastic! Have a wonderful Wednesday (your drawings are VERY nice)

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  13. Oh, I was thrilled to see this, as I lived in Charleston many years and noticed this on a friend's blog. Beautiful! I just started my blog and would love to have you as a friend!

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  14. this unique amazing style ! it's like strolling in a small town invented by you, thank you to let us fly here, Susan, really really nice !

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  15. WOW!!! This is a stunning piece!! It's colors are rich and the quirky details oh I just love it!! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm glad you did so I could find you. You create beautiful art!! hey....What is this song? I know the voice I just cant put my finger on it...I like!!

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  16. Oh I found it Sunny Road by Emiliana Torrrini! i love this song!

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  17. Hi Friend,
    I love this watercolor..and the history that goes with it! You are such a talented painter, I wish I could paint & I would love to work with watercolors, but I've never been good with them. Your art makes me want to go buy some though & start again, that why blogs are so amazing, they INSPIRE!!!You have INSPIRED me Susan, thanks so.
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  18. Hello Susan, thank you for your visit via the blog hop and kind comments - what a wonderful idea that was. I have loved looking through your posts and love your whimsical houses.

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