Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Nothing Could Be Finer

No, I haven't disappeared entirely. We just took a quick trip to the beautiful South Carolina coast for a few days. The weather was gloriously stunning, the water was warm and we all had such a wonderful time even though our time there was much too short.

We stayed at the enchanted Edisto Beach, on Edisto Island, South Carolina. This is a charming little beach community that has not given way to the commercialism that seem to plague so many other east coast beaches. As much as I wanted to, I didn't take time for sketches (a little hard to do with a kiddo and two dogs running around). I did, however, take tons of photos and spent some time thinking about future projects. The break from my usual routine was very welcome and good for recharging my energy for art. And of course we all, dogs included, greatly enjoyed ourselves.

And although I came home wishing we could still be at Edisto, I am trying to remember what was important to me during our short stay at the beach and carry those things with me through my routines here at home. Here is my list of what really matters when on vacation and otherwise:

~Always eat a big breakfast
~Take lots of walks
~Set aside a little time each day to sit and do nothing
~Pay attention to the details and little moments that make up your day
~Take plenty of photos to help with those memories

*All photographs copyright 2007 by Ann Thompson Nemcosky and may not be reproduced without permission


phthaloblu said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It's always nice to hear from other homeschool moms. I have to say I love your photos. The close-up of the shells on the beach reminds me of a colored pencil piece I did. The beach you guys went to sounds wonderful. Last spring we spent a week at Topsail Island, NC which is still an old fashioned beach community. I don't know for how much longer, tho. :-/ I envy you being in the mountains. I never thought I would miss them as much as I do. Where we are living in NC it is so flat. A far cry from PA!

Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by Phthaloblu! I really admire your art work and enjoyed reading on your blog. Nice to hear from another homeschool mom/artist!


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