I was called to be an artist. And as an old old midwife said to me "If the Lord wants you to do something, you won't have no good luck' til you do." So, here I am, sharing what I love, longing to illuminate the work of art, which is everywhere.
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.
i figured all the houses on or adjacent to Edisto Island would be upscale and fancy- does anyone live there?
Ha! Michael! Nothing could be further from the truth. Edisto is VERY funky. That is part of its appeal. Of course, yes, there are old estates back in the woods, historical places, but much of Edisto is like this, or more interesting. But this is a landmark. No, it is abandoned. But a guy now sits out front selling boiled peanuts now. You can see his truck here.
I had a collection of pictures on Edisto from my mother, Emily Caldwell McLean and my aunt, Caroline Calwell which I have passed on to my dauther, Julia Thornhill who is on facebook as well. I remember the old Presbyterian church and the house where my grandfather stayed in the summers, He was the minister. His hobby was photography,
that house looks like it very nearly dates back to the Civil War- we have a house like that here,out in the middle of a field-which makes sense since this area was settled around 1850…