Friday, October 17, 2008

Pink Saturday!

I am so excited about today's pink stuff! I live in Abbeville, SC where there is a wonderful little place called Trinity Street Market & Gallery run by the dynamic duo of Kristin and Pat. They feature the work of over 30 regional artists, and there is always something new and inspiring to see each time I stop by.

They just finished a show with an artist who signs her works with the name Pink Earth; does it get any more Pink Saturday than that??

Kristin and Pat generously let me come in and take me take pictures of Pink Earth's (real name: Jeanette Ross) work to my heart's content; I told them I had some ladies who needed to see these paintings!

This is called Humble Beacon, and it shows part of Trinity Episcopal Church just down the street from the gallery. Yes, this 145 year old church is actually pink! It is not quite this bright; Jeanette uses a distinctive color palette in her works that is heavy on pinks, purples and aquas. I'll show you actual photographs of the church in an upcoming episode of Pink Saturday.

Here we see part of Trinity Street. That's the ice cream parlor on the right side with the aqua beams and banisters (best potato salad ever). The gallery is right across the street, but not shown in this painting. Don't you just love that pink church!

Just can't get enough...its beautiful inside, too.

The Rough House has been an Abbeville institution for over 75 years (back in the day, women weren't even allowed in here). They have a little dance floor called the Side Pocket and one Friday a month a DJ comes in to play beach music for all the shag dancers. We stop by their lunch counter so my husband can get his hotdog/moon pie/RC Cola fix every once in a while.

Even hot dog joints can benefit from a little pink.

Yummy pink bricks. The Rough House is actually not pink, but it's fun to pretend.

Here we see the Abbeville square and some excellent use of pink. I used to live in an apartment overlooking this square. If the square were actually pink, I don't think I ever would have moved.

One more view of the square; the building in the background is the courthouse where my husband and I got our marriage license.

Lovin' it, Jeanette.

More of our favorite color on the postcard advertising the show.

I hope you enjoyed the art! This only scratched the surface of the pink there is to be found throughout the Trinity Street Market & Gallery; hopefully I can go back and collect more pink specimens to share with you. Click here if you'd like to visit the gallery's site.

Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for dropping by!


Stacey said...

That art is SOOOO great! I love the style, I love Southern architecture and pink buildings... and all that pink in one place! What a fabulous pink post. Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday! :-) Stacey

Beverly said...

Kimberly, this is the most incredible pink post.

Jeanette's work is just wonderful. She must be an incredible gift to your town. Her eye for beauty is amazing.

Happy Pink Saturday, and thank you for sharing this with us.

Smilingsal said...

What an original post. Thank you. Happy Pink Saturday! I'm giving away a BOX of new books. Come enter.

Becky said...

We have an Abbeville just up the road from us in AL. I think it needs a pink church!


Happy Pink Saturday!

I love these PINK paintings! Great post!

~ Gabriela ~

Katie said...

Striking art! Thanks for thinking to share this with the Pink Saturday folks! Happy Pink Saturday!

Kim's Cottage said...

Those are really pretty. I love the colors she uses. Very nice indeed.

Happy Pink Saturday!


Virginia said...

Great post! Happy Pink Saturday!

imjacobsmom said...

What a talented artist with a colorful "pink" eye. ~Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

How great. thanks for sharing--I would have never gotten to see these lovely things without you sharing.

KatCollects said...

Great post and love all the photos you took, great artwork.

Protector of Vintage said...

Love all of the pink artwork!! Take care~

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Kimberly,

Thanks for sharing the beautiful artwork of Jeanette's. What an amazing talent she has.

Hope you've had a great weekend.

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wow! What beautiful paintings! Great Pink Saturday post! Have a wonderful week Kimberly!


Joy said...

How blessed to live in such a charming town you are! And Ms. Ross does an amazing job capturing that.

Elizabeth said...

Visiting via Mommy Holly's blogroll, then I see you are a Pink Sat. gal,too! Love the artwork!

BELI71 said...

Hi Kimberly:)I'm so happy I found your blog! I loved reading your posts and copying the recipe for risotto. I'm new at blogging and I think all of you have inspired me to create a blog page of myself and family. Belinda