Folly's End, 18x24 inches, oil on canvas
Good evening from the Holy City! My oldest daughter and I are in Charleston, South Carolina, for her college orientation. We came down a little early and enjoyed an absolutely perfect day at Folly Beach.
I absolutely ADORE Folly in all of its funky beach-vibe glory! It is the perfect mix, and not one bit stuffy. One thing we learned, however: do NOT eat on the beach, unless you want to be attacked!
We arrived at Folly at lunchtime, and stopped at Bert's Market to pick up sandwiches from the Wooden Spoon. Headed to the beach, plopped down our chairs, and no sooner had I taken a bite when my sandwich was violently ripped out of my hand! I let out an involuntary yell and then realized the culprit: a pack of greedy seagulls. I must have looked like a crazy woman; screaming and waving a towel, fighting them for my lunch. I was determined not to let those dirty birds win! My daughter was laughing her head off. No sooner had I regained my dignity and sat back down when she let out a yelp--they were back for her sandwich! We felt like we were living a scene from "The Birds"!
Now I know why Jamie Wyeth chose seagulls to depict his series, "The Seven Deadly Sins"!
"Folly's End" is a work I did several years ago, based on the view from the northern end of the island. It's one of three I've done from my times on "the edge of America," but certainly there are more to come.
Gluttony, by Jamie Wyeth