Saturday, December 31, 2011

Charleston Harbour

After the storm

Charleston, South Carolina is one of the oldest English colonies in the New World with a rich and colorful history. Charleston has played an important role over the last 3 centuries as a vital location for the import and export of all manner of goods, including the trade of human slaves.  The harbor at Charleston is one of the finest in the world. Today, many of the fine old buildings still remain in the French quarter. Charleston is a favorite location of many Plein Air painters for the rich culture on the coast, the abundant wildlife, fantastic colors along the shoreline and tidal marshes.
We arrived in Charleston during the tail end of an ocean storm.  I really like the picture above from after the storm. It reminds me of old times and raw history and leaves me with a real emotion for life.
After the storm
River side
 Sunrise at Charleston harbor
 Morris Island Lighthouse, built 1873
 A surreal island
A wonderful sunrise made the harbor become a mystical place.
Mount Pleasant marina
Mount Pleasant marina
Mount Pleasant marina

An amazing day in such a cool place!
All photos by Shijun and Charles Munns November 28-30 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Atlanta Zoo

 Giant Panda
 Momma giraffe and her new calf
 Gorilla and baby
 Red panda
 Tiger with cub
 Asian otter
 Pink flamingo
 Tropical bird
Blue parakeet

Thank you for visiting! 
All photos by Shijun Munns

Friday, November 18, 2011

Paws for Cocktails auction for Furkids 2011

Paws for Cocktails auction for Furkids and Small dog Rescue on November 10, 2011 at Park Tavern in Atlanta
 Brenda Cobb and me with her purchase of UFO Dog, my original oil on canvas donation to Furkids
 The was great music at the fund raiser party
 There were 100's of people attending the event
 Many fine local artists contributed to this fund raiser
 Van Gogh Starry Night Cat
 Add more love to your life
 Puss and Boots
 Doggy jewelry designed by local craft artist
 Doggy and Kitty adoption
 Animal lovers sweater
 Cute doggie bed
 Hand made dog pottery we brought home for our pooches

A family and friends
A couple having fun

The photos were taken by Shijun and Charles Munns

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Home to Art---Betsy Halford

"Glacial Melt" 3-D mixed media by Betsy Halford

Betsy Halford is a mixed media artist using found objects that are recycled into unique art treasures. Betsy uses fabric, paint, glass and anything else that inspires her to create her wonderful art. Each found piece starts a journey that guides her along until the piece is complete. Some pieces speak louder than others and come together quickly, while other pieces she has to “listen” to for awhile to figure out what they are trying to say.

Betsy started gathering "treasures" as a child growing up in South Carolina. She was influenced by her parents who were both collectors of everything and incurable pack rats.

She currently lives in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two kitties, Priscilla and Eva and a dog.

 Betsy in her studio
 Some collected art
 A favorite piece of mine
 "Dancing Lady" and "Rock, Paper & Scissors"
 Studio wall
 Mixed media painting
 Studio work table, cooking up art
 Art material from mother nature
 Back yard
 One person's junk is another person found treasure!
 Stone water fountain
 Garden corner shows Betsy's style
 Sweet afternoon
 Cozy den
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