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Row, Fishermen, Row. https://youtu.be/PDr0-Gv9jZc

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Charleston’s Place in the History of Memorial Day

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Day Eight. The Color Purple, a painting

7″ x 5″ oil on masonite panels. $125 free shipping no tax.

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Day Four. Hutchinson House, a painting.

7″ x 5″ oil on Masonite panel. $125, free shipping, no tax. This is from photograph, for Life Magazine, in the 1940s by the great photographer Walter Sanders.

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Day Two. Blue House, a painting.

7″x5″ oil on masonite panel. $125. free shipping no tax! Here’s to the light!

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The Mattress Tree of Edisto Island

Originally posted on Charleston Through an Artist's eye:
“The song and the land are one.” – Bruce Chatwin Frank Gadsden died this winter. The full mattress and box springs, the swinging hammock, the one that hung from the limbs…

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Myths about Slavery

Excellent writing today, click here: wapo.st/3bj6C6z “No, the Civil War didn’t end slavery, and the first Africans didn’t arrive in America in 1619. Only 8 percent of high school seniors can identify slavery as a central cause of the Civil

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Hutchinson House

This is a lovely video update on the restoration of the historic African American house on Edisto Island, South Carolina built by the Hutchinson Family. youtu.be/lWLAktLZm-4

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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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Hephzipah Jenkins Townsend and the Edisto Island Baptist Church

It is a terrific story. Hephzipah Jenkins wife of Daniel Townsend, of Bleak Hall Plantation, is one of the reasons that the now called African American New Missionary Baptist Church on Edisto Island is flooded by attendees from miles away

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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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