Author Archives: Carol Joy Shannon

About Carol Joy Shannon

A former sailor of the seven seas, living in my beloved Lowcountry, between the blackwater swamps and the saltmarshes, surrounded by pre-revolutionary history.....thinking about current events....painting dinosaurs and other whimsical animals for children, with the occasional abstract or new cityscape for my delightful collectors. The best thing about being a seasoned old salt is sitting down not running around, so...

the way we see things

or, how paintings evolve…. Painting was my every waking thought from sometime in 2002 (when it was one of several vehicles I used to coldturkey decades of drinking) until December of 2019, when I formally retired from “show business.” During … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to EVERYONE! You might not be a mother – but you have one! It may be a “holiday” dreamed up by a greeting card company, but it’s the one day we kinda, sorta, hafta honor our mothers … Continue reading

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Saturday afternoon movies

When I met my stepson twenty years ago we started watching movies whenever he came to stay with us. He has Down syndrome and movies became the place where he and I could meet, and see into each other a … Continue reading

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American Pravda

Since American Pravda seems to be alive and well and spewing toxic misinformation around the globe — let me address the interest in “violence in America,” thanks to the current news cycle. And then let me add my two cents: … Continue reading

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it’s in the details

Watching birds is a habit I learned from my mom and dad at an early age. Let’s say I was born in 1950 and now you know how early….but I am still learning wonderful things about birds today. It helps … Continue reading

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vines…

in looking for some photos of my son that I had taken with a famous friend, who had just passed away… ….I went down the rabbit hole to 30 years ago, when we all spent a lot of time together… … Continue reading

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escape from BigTech

I am no longer on Fakebook, Instagram or Twatter, but you can find me @CJLowcountryPatriot@gab.com on GAB.com And now and again, I still post random musings here!

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in the reflection of an eye

I love books. I always have. They were my “drug of choice” before I knew what that was, and afterwards. My family always read. My image of breakfast at our house was all of us with a section of newspaper. … Continue reading

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Painting for grandchildren

Or, how we segued from dinosaurs to Ghostbusters and back! Thank you to ZUUL – the dinosaur. Young children run through passionate connections like there is no tomorrow. Which probably seems that way for them. A year of dinosaurs of … Continue reading

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the older bits

In July of 2019 I started writing for MEDIUM. It was a little different platform, showcasing articles from big news organizations alongside essays from little people like me. I liked the concept because it gave me a wider audience, almost … Continue reading

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