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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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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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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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