Monday, August 5, 2013

Jeremy Hawkins IT'S TIME BOOK TOUR



We interrupt your normal programming for a special message, today this site is being taken over by me Jeremy Hawkins… I am here to share some weird and odd things that I have found over the years. Perhaps you have heard of me or at the very least some of the things I have done helping my good friend “Lady L”. I am here to share my newest art and design books that I have recently released, but first I would like to write about something odd… maybe weird tale?

Ghost Stories and Mysteries of Sweet Briar: Daisy and the Mirrors

The Sweet Briar House has long been known for the lovely pier mirrors in its parlors. Originally there were six and they were a delight for the children who were invited to the house to play with Daisy. In 1931, an elderly woman, Elizabeth Robertson Lee, wrote a journal of her childhood experiences for her family. Elizabeth had been a cousin of the Caperton family who lived on a farm adjoining Sweet Briar lands. She visited her aunt, uncle, and cousins from her home in Buena Vista across the mountain during several summers as a little girl.
"We loved to visit Daisy at Sweet Briar. We would dance and pirouette in front of the tall mirrors in the parlors because we could see our reflections multiplied so many times. After we played, Mrs. Williams would give us cakes and sweets. It was like a fairy tale castle and Daisy was the princess. We did love to dance before the mirrors.”

One afternoon one of the professors who lived at Sweet Briar House stood before one of the tall mirrors to adjust her hat before going out. How careless, she thought, the mirror is so cloudy it must need cleaning. As she looked more closely the cloudiness vanished only to return a few moments later. The cloud seemed to move across the glass like a mist, disappear, and then the mirror cleared. She said it looked as though the cloud was dancing.


It's a four book series 40 pages each and it is the art/design from things I had designed over the years. It's a mish-mash of things that I had seen in my head... and some are future designs that will become shirts. Places I wanted to go artistically as you travel from where I was to where I am now. Is it great journey! Titles came from the idea of time "12:34, 35, 36 and 37” seems that is when my best ideas came to me... day or night. It's funny I never considered myself a "writer" just a man who likes to paint a canvas if it be words or my art/design.

Giveaways: Some great prizes being given away please stop over at my main page “BEING RETRO” and look just below the header for the “It’s Time” Tour Giveaway link and enter today.

Thank You, for letting me play host and to all who took the “time” to read this… you are all the best.

Jeremy Hawkins
Being Retro
beingretro.com


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21 comments:

  1. Sounds like someone would be dancing in the mirrors for years.

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    1. As long as they had fun doing it, that's all that counts.

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    2. i thought it was a sweet tale, that kind where you see this in your head...

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    3. I have to agree. Takes me back to my childhood where dreams were sweet.

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  2. we do love book series! Especially when they have no vampires....

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    1. We can't guarantee there isn't...

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    2. I don't think my books have vampires... wait someone's does...

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    3. No, see? She was saying as long as they "don't have vampires" in them... you're good (^;

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    4. I meant TRUE BLOOD and TWILIGHT type of vampires... the others are fine :)

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    5. Oh, good! I was worried! (^; Does that mean Sabrina Strong's vampires are okay too? Hope so. Have a good one, Dezmond! Thanks for stopping by a couple times today (^;

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  3. This story sounds rather interesting.

    Hi, Lorelei!

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  4. I hope everyone has had a good time here, and has checked out Jeremy's books, blog and giveaway. I've enjoyed having my buddy, who is practically my neighbor here in the Land of Lincoln, here on my blog today.

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    1. I love old books and I find the best stories that have a certain sadness and cute feeling... now my books that is a visual story to be told... and thank you Lady L...

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    1. thank you... very much, please do stop over to my place... check out the giveaways.

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  6. Spooky stuff! But interesting too!
    Hi Lorelei, I followed Jeremy here... it's my first time here at your place. *waving*
    Writer In Transit

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  7. Spooky stuff! But interesting.
    Hi Lorelei, I followed Jeremy here... it's my first time at your place. *waving*
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Hi, Michelle, so glad you followed Jeremy here. Glad to meet you! *waves back* *blowing kisses*

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    2. Golly, I loves people... thank you Michelle...

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  8. What's with this vampire bashing? My version of Abigail Adams may take that as a slight! Best wear those iron-collar turtle necks for awhile.

    LOL. I wish you the higest of sales, Jeremy! Thanks for hosting him Lorelei. :-)

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  9. Thanks "Lorelei" the host of this site for letting me share a little about me with you and thank you for stopping over and commenting. May I interest you in following the rest of the tour, giveaways, me and stories... await!
    Jeremy H.

    New Look, New Name and Same Stuff...
    [Being-Retro]

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