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Five Beach Birds ’15, a painting

Day 4. Five Beach Birds, 2015, oil on panel. $99. free shipping, no tax.

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Day 12. Light and Love. Thank you for the Twelve Days of Christmas! $99.

This is the last painting of this year’s twelve days of Christmas project, and is a thank you to so many of you. Today is the eve of the darkest day of the year. The light begins to return now,

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Day 11 Twelve Days of Christmas, a painting a day $99. no shipping no tax

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Edisto Beach State Park, a painting

Day 5 of Twelve Days of Christmas, a small painting a day. It is a return to the light of my favorite places for the 10 days from December 10th to the Winter Solstice. 7″x 5″ oil on a 1/8″

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The old Edisto Beach Fishing Pier 1950s – a Collage

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The Gift. Edisto Beach 1931

“When oonuh dey yuh, oonuh dey home”—When you are here, you are home. – Gullah saying This is a story about a gift. The year was 1931 when a newly married young couple from Sumpter set off on their honeymoon.

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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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