Saturday, October 03, 2009

Sheepman Graffiti

For the last couple of days I have been fighting a cold with Airborne, Nyquil, Ibuprofen, orange juice... you name it. I have little PTO time at work so I have been trying so hard to stay well. I've finally managed to regulate my blood sugar and I've also been trying to regulate my sleep pattern. This isn't so easy since Robin and I work opposite hours. When I get home at 4:30 she is sleeping and doesn't wake up until almost 6pm and then she leaves for work. Those few hours are the only time we get to spend together on weekdays so I normally nap with her. Sometimes I'm so tired that I keep sleeping after she leaves and don't wake up until late. When I do this I normally am up until the wee hours of the morning. I am trying so hard to not do this... being sick doesn't make it easy!

Yesterday I got off work at 1pm and wanted to take advantage of the day. I made plans to ride out to James Island to see the Sheepman Graffiti that I saw on the wonderful blog Charleston Daily Photo. I really wanted to see it before it was defaced or painted over. Robin didn't have to be at work until 7pm so she came along. Along the way we had lunch at Bessinger's BBQ and I had the pulled BBQ chicken sandwich and onion rings. Last time I had the cheeseburger, which I didn't care for so I decided to try something different. I really made the right choice because this was the BEST chicken sandwich that I have ever had. I've tried Robert's and Melvin's and they both use the mustard based BBQ sauce and I don't care for it much. Bessinger's uses the red sauce and it was soooo delicious. I remember years ago Lonnie always tried to get me to go to Bessinger's and I refused. What the hell was I thinking??

After lunch we rode out to the Buffalo South Shopping Center on Folly Road to check out this graffiti. We drove around the back of the mostly abandoned plaza to find the most amazing art work! The artist is known at "The Sheepman" but after researching a bit I found out that his real name is Douglas Panzone. His work is amazing!









4 comments:

Clytie said...

Wow! What an amazing artist! I'm so glad you found it. I really like the one where your friend is braving the jaws of the lion.

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Aren't they beautiful! He is incredible. Thanks for your comments!

Pamela said...

Joan, of course it was YOUR blog that I saw the graffiti on! Sorry to not give you props in my blog! I'll take care of that ASAP! You are quite the inspiration for many of my Lowcountry adventures! Thanks!!

Beth Niquette said...

You are right--the artwork is beyond good! I'm so in awe...

So, here's a Happy New Year to you, dear girl! I pray the coming year will be filled with amazing adventures, laughter and joy! May you have strength through the hard times and peace throughout this new year.