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Edisto Island’s Hutchinson House

Such a joy to see today the preservation of one of the earliest African-American owned tracts of land near Point of Pines. Thank you to the Edisto Open Land Trust for making this happen. Open to the public! Makes my

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Day Four. Hutchinson House, a painting.

7″ x 5″ oil on Masonite panel. $125, free shipping, no tax. This is from photograph, for Life Magazine, in the 1940s by the great photographer Walter Sanders.

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One Blue House, a painting

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McLeod Plantation History on James Island

Historian Doug Bostick spoke about the McLeod Plantation at the meeting of the Town of James Island’s History and Preservation Committee on March 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm.  The meeting was held at the Town Hall Offices, located at 1238 B Camp Road, James Island,  South Carolina.  The following text was taken directly from the minutes: There are 99 known graves on the McLeod property, and other headstones in the Woodland area, and some

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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.