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Day 7. Blue Allee, a painting

$99. free shipping no tax This is a theme that keeps speaking to me. It is about the history, the mystery and the stories that whisper from the wild woods and from the ancient tree allees of live oaks in

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Hutchinson House

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Whitney Plantation in Louisiana. A Slave Museum.

My good friend, Joseph McGill sleeps in Slave Dwellings all over America. His Slave Dwelling Project  bravely shines a steady light on history that has been largely untold. He posted a piece by the Smithsonian today about Whitney Plantation which is a museum

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Hutchinson House Edisto Island

©2016 Charlotte Hutson Wrenn This is a painting from a photograph by Walter Sanders, originally published in Life Magazine in an article on segregation in Alabama and Edisto Island. The painting is 7″x 5″ and for now is not for

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Blue House, a painting

Today begins Twelve Days of Painting. Twelve 7″x 5″ oil paintings on 1/8″ panels. All for sale. $99. no shipping no tax. Twelve Days until the Light returns on the Winter Solstice. These paintings revisit places that bring me light.

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Nat Fuller, Charleston’s first top chef

Tonight is the celebratory feast! This is from David Shields, food scholar and historian. Thank you David! “150 years ago Nat Fuller, Charleston’s great chef, held a banquet to mark the end of the Civil War and the beginning of

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Hoppin’ John: Eat poor on New Year’s Day, eat rich the rest of the year!

Thank you to WhatsCookingAmerican.net: for one take on The History of Hoppin John: Hoppin’ John is found in most states of the South, but it is mainly associated with the Carolinas. Gullah or Low Country cuisine reflects the cooking of

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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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