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Legendary & Seductive Chalmers Street

Robert Frost, Gertrude Stein and Carson McCullers hung out here. The houses at 36 and 38 Chalmers Street were built for Jane Wightman, a free black woman. The cobblestoned street simply vibrates with artistic and literary history. Some places are

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Art of the Charleston Renaissance

The Island a poem by Josephine Pinckney Here, a man still walks after the plow he drives. Sons these of busier men who sowed success And reaped it. Then the Earth, old Sorceress Breathed a warm breath upon their striving

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Early Art in Charleston, SC. Heaven! Come quick!

“Come quick! Have found Heaven!” penned Alfred Hutty, in a letter back home to his wife. The artist had stumbled upon Charleston on his way to Florida in 1919, and it was the beginning of a love affair for Hutty

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Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”

So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.

My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.

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