Friday, August 06, 2010


( A Friday evening stroll at Battery Park, Charleston, SC )

( Rosebud, adorned with lilac hat- Cherry Grove Beach, SC )

It's hard to believe that August is here again. I must admit, it has to be one of my least favorite months. The debilitating and repressive heat and humidity that we experience here in my neck of the woods is frankly, well, depressing. This week has been so deadly hot that merely walking from your front door to your car truly is a Herculean feat.

I prefer to take this time indoors to reflect on the coming fall, my favorite season. With reflections comes challenges and changes for me on a number of levels. First of all, after teaching private art classes on and off for the last 14 years, I have decided to return to school in order to complete a Masters Degree in Art Education. That will mean major changes in regards to juggling so many interests. It also means a new direction in blogging. Though I will maintain the LHTS blog, it will be scaled down to really only post pictures of, and scheduling for, tea events. Instead, I am focusing exclusively on creating a viable online presence as an artist. My website is nearly finished and with that there will be a new blog which will be published on August 9 called The Muse Within. This will be where I showcase my artwork,writing about the creative process, and all that inspires.

For those of you who have been so faithful and supportive at the Tea Society Blog, thank you. I do hope you will also join me at The Muse Within.


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Congratulations! I cannot wait to see your new work. I so agree about August. I am currently locked indoors planning for autumn as well!

La Petite Gallery said...

The summer has gone by pretty fast.
In Maine we are getting days in the 70's and nights in the 50's .I love your town it is so pretty.


Betsy said...

Since I don't live that far from you, you KNOW I can relate to the repressive heat! I haven't enjoyed this summer at all..the humidity has kept is inside most of the time!

I'm going to miss your blogging, but I'm excited to see the new website! How fun. And best of luck to you in pursueing your degree!

Rebecca said...


I'm not leaving the blogosphere, just redirecting to a different locale and moving in a different direction. :)...Will still be blogging, though...and will always be around to share a hot cuppa... :D

ChaChaneen said...

Welcome back from your summer hiatus and whew, big changes coming your way but they definitely sound like they are positive and a blessing for your future! That is wonderful news! Can't wait to see the new home!

Rebecca said...

Thank you, Janeen.

Mmm said...

I'm excited for you, Rebecca, to return to school and your blog changes make complete sense as a result of course. I ahve to say I am envious who you have got your art blog up and I have yet to do mine! Crazy.

The park looks beautiful too with those mature trees.