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The Hutchinson House on Edisto Island

Originally posted on Charleston Through an Artist's eye:
Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows/ Help us to see/that without the dust the rainbow/Would not be. – Langston Hughes This red-roofed handbuilt house on Point of Pines Road was built…

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Roots of the Spirit, Charleston and Edisto Island

Originally posted on Charleston Through an Artist's eye:
“Draw, preachuh, draw/ Draw roun’ duh haltuh/ Draw preachuh, draw/Draw til the break ob day.” – Draw Lebel, Shouting Spiritual Lyric sung on Edisto Island. (published in the book, The Carolina…

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Store Creek, Edisto Island, a painting

Day 7. Twelve Days of Christmas. 7″x 5″ oil on panel, $99. no shipping, no tax

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Pine Forest Botany Bay, a painting

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Ladies of the Night, a painting

Day 3. 7″x 5″ oil on panel. For sale. $99. no shipping no tax.  (just sold:)

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Gullah Blue

Originally posted on Charleston Through an Artist's eye:
“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” Vincent van Gogh, Post-Impressionist, 1853-1890 The color blue takes up a lot of space here. Perhaps it is the broad expanse of…

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Happy Birthday to Mary Oliver. Sleeping in the Forest.

Sleeping in the Forest I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed, nothing between

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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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