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Day Seven. Five Beach Birds, a painting

7″x5″ oil On Masonite panel. $125, free shipping, no tax. Here’s to the light!

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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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Charleston on Foot. Walk, bike, bus!

The wheels on the bus go round and round, / round and round, / round and round. / The wheels on the bus go round and round, / all through the town. Ever interested in adventure it seems, I recently

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“It is solved by walking.” – St. Augustine

‘Solvitur ambulando‘ is a Latin phrase yet suggests the simplest of meditations. On many occasions as an artist, I have solved a painting by taking a walk. In Charleston, the simple act of walking in this beauty is enough to

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Women, ideas, and labyrinths

“Every woman has her own circle composed of trees, animals, men, ideas, other women…” – Nikos Kazantzakis This rope circle was on the deck of a shrimp boat, and these are my feet, wrapped around this spiral. I draw spiral

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The Labyrinth, A Circular Path

“And the seasons go round and round” – Joni Mitchell, songwriter Once upon a time there in a land long ago, a young princess is sent away from her father’s kingdom, away from the world, to a castle of supposed

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On walking, and beauty

Solvitur Ambulando. It is solved by walking. – St. Augustine Charleston is a walking city. As an artist, one of the first tasks we learn is to see, to really pay attention. I truly believe that any one can learn to

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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.