There’s something about being home in the South that inspires me. It’s rejuvenating to be surrounded by nature, listening to the great outdoors and stargazing at the midnight sky. As they say, time slows down in the South… and it brings me back to my days as a little girl.

Last Sunday morning, I felt like I was gliding through a scene from Forrest Gump or Gone with the Wind.

I’ve always found it a little funny how growing up I used to see fireflies, rollie pollies, grasshoppers, and butterflies so frequently… playing with them used to entertain me for hours! As I’ve grown, those small friends have become rare sights (especially since I live in the Boston). Being in Georgia reminded me to keep my eyes open, and see the world as a little girl again. Those things are still there, we just have to look for them. Fireflies were one of my favorite things about growing up in the country, and it was magical to see them twinkling all around me just the other day…

Purchase a print here. Painting done with watercolor and gouache.

  1. I absolutely love that you did this because I’ve been trying to capture a photo of it! Every night while I’m out walking my dog I stop by our pond and watch how they light up in the trees (nature’s twinkle lights). It’s so magical. I cannot get it captured on film though 🙂

  2. I discovered your website just recently, but once I found it I couldn’t stop watching and went through all the beautiful content of your blog. I really admire your style, so sensitive, dreamy and girly in a good way:)

  3. I love the fireflies and Rollie pollies! I’ve never been there, but I live really close to the airport… It’s like all the talented people come from Georgia!!! 😀 Must explain where I get my awesomeness from.. XD

  4. KR-there are faeries everywhere, we just can’t see them when we have too much around us. Beautiful work. I’m going to miss u but il watch what you do every day from your new digs. HM

  5. love this painting! i know using dark watercolors could be tricky (at least for me because it leaks to other parts) but what tips do you have when you watercolored this? did you use masking fluid?

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