Art, Sky and Snowboard Cross

LRI’m a sucker for the Olympics. So much youth, energy, skill and heart . . .and too often, heartbreak.  Behind every athlete a story, and you know how much I love a good story. I should be working, but I’m watching.  

We leave Topsail tomorrow. We’ve accomplished so much in the condo. The best part was getting John’s shell photos on the wall. He’s been doing fine art commissions for a long time but this is the first one he’s done just for us. He took all the images on the beach behind the condo the last time we were here, and that makes them extra special.

I just came in from taking the dogs out for their nightime stroll. It’s freezing, but the winter sky is incredible, with no lights or trees to block the view of Orion and all those other folks and animals who live up in the heavens. Just stunning.

My characters have been hanging out with me here, but they’d like a little more of my attention so tomorrow I’ll immerse myself in their world again and the handyman will take over here at the condo to finish the kitchen.

I hope you’re all keeping warm. I am so ready for winter to be over!


  1. Ann on February 17, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Beautiful!! I love the shell pictures.

  2. Margo on February 17, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!…oh how I LOVE the seashell photos!
    2 great talents living on the beach…you’re very lucky Diane.

  3. brenda on February 17, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I love it. I lived in S. C. for 5 years-close to Myrtle, and I loved my apartments…my dream…
    I visited my family this weekend-was stranded by snow (and a cold)…finally made it home today-was wonderful being snowed in with the little ones…but I needed to get to work…was a long trip…I usually do not travel in the winter, but I needed a NANA fix…Diane-your condo is wonderful…

  4. Martha on February 18, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I feel like I’m looking at a photo from a decorating magazine. Coastal living colors for sure. John’s shell creations complete the masterpiece. Can’t wait to see the before and after comparisons.

  5. Denise on February 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    The new decor is beautiful,and John’s art is perfect!

  6. Diane Chamberlain on February 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I haven’t recovered from all the work we did at the condo. We arrived home yesterday evening, wiped out and feeling really old! This morning, the handyman called to say he arrived at the condo to find NO HEAT, so the furnace guy is now on his way. So far, I’ve replaced all the electrical outlets and the water heater. All that’s left are the furnace and the AC unit. But at least the handyman was there–otherwise we wouldn’t know about the heat and the pipes would most definitely have frozen tonight. So I’m trying to look on the bright side!

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