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art of Suzelle Sinclair

We are happy to have the words and art of Suzelle Sinclair on Life In The Carolinas. We hope you enjoy her heartfelt series approach to storytelling as we share her many adventures in the Carolinas.

Virtually There Series

Art by Suzelle Sinclair

February 1, 1960

February 1, 1960bySuzelle Sinclairsuzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net   “Equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it.” ― Maya Angelou ORIGINAL ART BY SUZELLE SINCLAIR I woke on Saturday morning excited about my plans for the day. Gracie, my faithful pup, lay

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Art by Suzelle Sinclair

A Journey Inside the Hive

A Journey Inside the Hive by Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net “The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.” -Saint John Chrysostom The last of the afternoon sun made golden streaks of light across the kitchen table. I sat quietly, absorbing the

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Holiday Lights Series

Art by Suzelle Sinclair

Stroll Through a Winter Wonderland

Stroll Through a Winter Wonderlandby Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net  “Within you is the light of a thousand suns.” Robert Adams Each day grows shorter and darkness descends upon us earlier and earlier each evening. It may seem ironic to call this the season of light, but it is in the darkness

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A Stroll Through Beautiful Garbage

A Stroll Through Beautiful Garbageby Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net   “…bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, a garment of praise instead of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his

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Light in the Darkness

Holiday Lights SeriesbySuzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net   “Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.”  ― Roy T. Bennett After so much isolation during the pandemic, I was excited to be able to

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Autumn Adventures Series

Art by Suzelle Sinclair

Prize Pumpkins and Pig Races

Prize Pumpkins and Pig Racesby Suzelle Sinclairsuzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net “There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin”~Linus, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown  The end of summer brings with it the celebration of harvest. Agricultural fairs have long been a tradition in the

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Art by Suzelle Sinclair

Autumn Color in the Carolinas

Autumn Color in the CarolinasbySuzelle Sinclairsuzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net  “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald Bright sunny yellow flows into flaming orange, with a tinge of green and specks of crimson. All of this majestic color in one tiny leaf. It fluttered to the

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The Tastes of Autumn

The Tastes of Autumn by Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net   “I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves.” ~Ann Drake PAINTING BY SUZELLE SINCLAIR The chill in the air playfully pressed against my coffee cup, creating patterns with the rising steam. Curled

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Celebrating Kernersville Past

Celebrating Kernersville Pastby Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net  “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”William Faulkner Images on thin tissue paper, layered one over another. History is like that. Events happen and people pass in the same place separated only by time. Autumn has always been a time when those

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Beyond the Market Series

Art by Suzelle Sinclair

Bees and Blueberries

Bees and Blueberriesby Suzelle Sinclairsuzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net   “The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.”~Saint Francis de Sales The morning sunlight was streaming through the window,

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Peach Pickin’ Time in the Carolinas

Peach Pickin’ Time in the Carolinasby Suzelle Sinclairsuzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net <mailto:suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net> “The ripest peach is highest on the tree.”~James Whitcomb Riley There is nothing quite as healing to the soul as a leisurely morning spent with a good long-time friend. I so enjoy spending time with my dear friend, Lyn. She is

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Chickens and Eggs

Chickens and Eggs by Suzelle Sinclairsuzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net “The egg can be your best friend if you give it the right break.” ~Julia Child I have always marveled at the versatility of eggs. Boiled, poached, fried or over-easy, an egg is delicious solely by itself. It also makes a wonderful addition to

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Art by Suzelle Sinclair

From Maize to Maze

From Maize to Maze by Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net “Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonious.” ~George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Some mornings the smell of coffee brewing is even more delightful. This was one of those

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Carolina Adventures for the Dogs Series

Art by Suzelle Sinclair

A Pandemic Pup’s First Adventure

A Pandemic Pup’s First AdventurebySuzelle Sinclairsuzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net   “You cannot share your life with a dog or cat and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.” ~Jane Goodall Ears perk and tail wags at the sound of, “Come on Gracie, we’re going on an adventure.” I

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Following in Cedric’s Footsteps

Carolina Adventures for the Dogs Following in Cedric’s FootstepsbySuzelle Sinclairsuzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net “Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.” ~Roger A. Caras PAINTING BY SUZELLE SINCLAIR Looking out across the expansive lawn in front of Biltmore House, it is hard

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A Stroll Through the Neighborhood

A Stroll Through the Neighborhoodby Suzelle Sinclairsuzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net “Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.” ~Fred Rogers “Come on Gracie, we’re going for a walk.” While there are many amazing adventures across the

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Good Ol’ Southern Porch Dogs

Good Ol’ Southern Porch Dogs by Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net  “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” ~Orhan Pamuk PAINTING BY SUZELLE SINCLAIR There was a warm breeze gently circulated by ceiling fans as the afternoon drew to a close. Gracie and I had the porch

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Hidden Treasures Series

Art by Suzelle Sinclair

Churches of the Frescoes

Unexpected TreasuresChurches of the Frescoesby Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful,for beauty is God’s handwriting.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson It is no surprise to find magnificent works of art within the walls of the grand cathedrals of Italy, Michelangelo’s frescoes at the Vatican, the works of

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Art by Suzelle Sinclair

The Carolinas’ Flytrap

Unexpected TreasuresThe Carolinas’ Flytrapby Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net “Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.” ~William Hazlitt When thinking about exotic plants, the Venus Flytrap tops the list. This carnivorous plant is intriguing to observe as it attracts, traps and consumes its prey. The “trap”

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A Bird’s Eye View of Raleigh, North Carolina

Unexpected TreasuresA Bird’s Eye View of Raleigh, North Carolinaby Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net “There are things known and there are things unknown,and in between are the doors of perception.” ~Aldoux Huxley “A BIRD’S EYE VIEW” ORIGINAL PAINTING BY SUZELLE SINCLAIR The warmth of the sun and the gentle breeze make it

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Haywood Street Congregation Fresco

Hidden Treasures SeriesHaywood Street Congregation FrescobySuzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net  Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers,for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. ~Hebrews 13:2 Miss Mary’s meatloaf. There are many things that bring people together at Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, North Carolina,

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Winter Walks Series

Art by Suzelle Sinclair

Exploring Lakeside Trails

Winter Walks Exploring Lakeside Trails by Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. ~Henry David Thoreau While the crackling of a cozy fire may beckon my body to draw near, it is the solitude of a winter walk

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A Historic Stroll through Old Salem’s Hidden Town

Winter Walks A Historic Stroll through Old Salem’s Hidden Town  by Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net I have great respect for the past.If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you are going.I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment.I’m here, and I

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A Winter’s Day for the Birds

Winter Walks A Winter’s Day for the Birds  by Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net Now let’s look for birds! The tall iron branches in the forest …Overhead, a crazy song, It’s a bird. How out of its throat smaller than a finger can there fall the waters of its song?Luminous ease! Invisible

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A Winter Walk into Spring

Winter Walks A Winter Walk into Springby Suzelle Sinclair suzelle.sinclair@earthlink.net “Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us.” -Mimi Novic BY: SUZELLE SINCLAIR After a week of cloudy skies, the sun streaming through my window this morning is the first sign

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