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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

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Light at the End of the Road

“Beginnings are out of our hands; they decide themselves. This is true of our breathing and our heartbeat. Beginning precedes us, creates us, and constantly takes us to new levels and places and people. There is nothing to fear in

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Duende: Baptism with Fire & Water

“All that has dark sounds has Duende. There is no greater truth. With idea, sound, gesture, the Duende delights in struggling freely with the creator on the edge of the pit. ” – Federico Garcia Lorca Can’t you see him?

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The Ocean as Primal Dancer

“Unlike the land, which is fixed in one place, the sea manifests freedom: she is the primal dance…”   – John O’Donohue, Beauty, The Invisible Embrace. He writes about ocean, the sounds of which I hear tonight from my door. “Unlike the

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The Ocean at Edingsville Beach

“The ocean remains faithful to the land – it always returns.” – John O’Donohue John O’Donohue, in his book, Beauty, The Invisible Embrace, calls ocean ‘wild divinity’. Water, he writes, stirs something very deep and ancient in the human heart.

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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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