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I Stopped for Beauty

-Amy Gesell, copyright, all rights reserved….. Rare snow today in South Carolina. This is in Erhardt.

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Blue House, 2017

Day One. Twelve paintings in twelve days until the light returns on the Winter Solstice on Dec 21st! 7″ x 5″ oil on panel. $99 no shipping no tax. I post on my Charlotte Hutson Wrenn artist Facebook page also,

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Posted in architecture, art, Arts & Culture, Charleston South Carolina, Gullah, South Carolina History, sustainable living, women

(Edisto Island) The Blues

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Posted in art, beauty, Charleston South Carolina, creativity, Green, travel

Can You imagine? A poem by Mary Oliver

Can You Imagine? For example, what the trees do not only in lightening storms or the watery dark of a summer’s night or under the white nets of winter but now, and now, and now – whenever we’re not looking.

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Gullah Blue

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” Vincent van Gogh, Post-Impressionist, 1853-1890 The color blue takes up a lot of space here. Perhaps it is the broad expanse of sky and sea. Blue houses and shutters protect those

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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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