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Forest. A Painting.

Until we allow some of Nature’s stillness to reclaim us, we will remain victims to the instant, and never enter the heritage of our ancient belonging.” – John O’Donohue Advertisements

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The Creative Life. Flow as a path to Joy

Zum Sehen geborn Zum Schauen bestellt “Born to see, my task is to watch” – Goethe’s Faust II The phrase “vulgar tinsel” tickled me so much that I just must post these pages from the mesmerizing book Creativity, Flow and

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For the Love of a Good Fire: Bonfire

“Want the change. Be inspired by the flame Where everything shines as it disappears.” -Rainier Maria Rilke Just before dusk, I built another bonfire. I had limbs and logs fallen from live oaks and water oaks that grow on Allee

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Art is actually quite sexy.

Today isn’t any other day, you know. – Lewis Carroll This week a little book bumped into me in a ‘used stuff’ store. Serendipidously, it was exactly what I needed to read, as is wont to happen with me :)

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For the love of good fire: Bonfire

“Want the change. Be inspired by the flame Where everything shines as it disappears.” -Rainier Maria Rilke Just before dusk, I built another bonfire. I had limbs and logs, fallen from live oaks and water oaks that grow on Allee

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Charleston, South Carolina, A Room with a View

“Why should we use our creative power? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money.” – Brenda Ueland This rooftop view of Charleston,

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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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