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.