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The Dance, a painting

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Dancin’ the Charleston in a Jazz-y town

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” — Rumi The Charleston is the dance we proudly acclaim as our

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Traveler’s Choice! Charleston’s No. 2!

“…for arts & culture, food & wine, romance, and family….” For the eighteenth consecutive year, readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine designated Charleston a “Top 10” travel destination in the United States. More than 26,000 readers voted, honoring Charleston with

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Gullah, and the Circle Dance

I am really into circles lately, the spiral of the conch on the beach, the perfect geometry of the nautilus shell, the water in the tub, circling, before it descends below. This fabulous rare painting, according to the painting’s original

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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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