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The Hero’s Path. Life lived as a Poem.

Originally posted on Charleston Through an Artist's eye:
We have not even to risk the adventure alone/ for the heroes of all time have gone before us /The labyrinth is thoroughly known/ We have only to follow the thread…

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The Kiss, a painting. For you, Valentine.

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Rumi, a poem.

What is the soul? Consciousness. The more awareness, the deeper the soul, and when such essence overflows, you feel a sacredness around. It’s so simple to tell one who puts on a robe and pretends to be a dervish from

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Gullah Culture in Charleston Style & Design….Homecoming!

My painting here, Homecoming, is featured in the January 2014 issue of Charleston Style and Design Magazine (click HERE!) yippee! SEEKING GULLAH Preservation of a unique African linguistic and cultural heritage—and the arts that embody it—is the impassioned mission of

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Store Creek. Edisto Island. A Painting

This small painting is no.6 of my Twelve Days of Christmas a-painting-a-day project. $99. free shipping, no tax. Charlottehw@gmail.com. Please visit my artist Facebook public page to see the album of paintings, all in honor of the light.

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Twelve Days of Christmas. One painting a day.

Please visit my Artist Facebook Page for details. All are for sale. $99. free shipping, no tax.

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Head and Heart, a painting. In honor of Nelson Mandela.

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. ~ Nelson Mandela

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Gullah As Muse

I was honored to have one of my paintings featured, with an interview, in Sunday’s Charleston Post & Courier. The link to the digital copy is HERE.

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The Garden, a painting

Edisto Island’s Serpentarium has always inspired me. No. Make that Edisto Island’s serpents. The island is jungle, is evocative, is the Garden of Eden. This painting is many things: Song of Songs, Ode to Aqua, Apple Blossoms, The Garden….and then

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Make your soul grow. Make art!

“Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way

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What’s this?

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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