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.
nice! very different,is this a real place or is it symbolic?
Thanks, Michael.! Well, it was after a visit to Edisto Island and a conversation with another artist about pine trees and how my father loved pine trees, and how I must do a painting of pine trees. But it was also about changing my mind about something big in my life, but these places had so recently moved me. Particularly, a ride through one of my cousin’s deeply forested land on his golf cart with the dogs. So I came home and painted this. It is a painting that still moves me. It is about change. Simething we thing about at a year’s end. Yes?