Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thank you Golf Digest and Matt Ginella!

It is always nice to be recognized for one's work. Imagine my surprise when a colleague told me that I had been acknowledged for my massage skills in Golf Digest!

In Detroit my clientele included members of the Detroit Tigers, Pistons, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theater.  After moving to Charleston my focus has been on expanding my work to Golf and Tennis Pros.  Finding my name in Golf Digest made my day.  My thanks to Matt Ginella who mentioned my work at the Sanctuary Spa in Golf Digest July 2011.
What a nice surprise to be recognized for my work by Matt Ginella in Golf Digest July 2011. Thank you Matt! You made my day!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Holy City Artist and Fleas

The first Holy City Artist and Flea Market of 2011 was a success. Eye Level Art was packed with original art and crafts, along with vintage pieces, this past Saturday. Stella Maris, of Polyester Stella, does a fabulous job of bringing in great local artists and vintage brokers for this event. It is held the second Saturday of each month, February through December. 

I sold all of my little animal "saint" paintings, the vintage Campbell's Soup Doll - she has been up on Etsy forever and I'm so glad she has found a new home - and a number of copper adornments (jewellery designs.)  Charleston collage artist, Jim Goulah, purchased three of the vintage comic books I had on display: I am curious to see how he will use them in his artwork. If you are interested in seeing what I have available in comic books I am always listing them in my vintage etsy shop The Bountiful Ship.

In years past, I always looked for collectors to buy my vintage music, books and jewelry. Now, I am more excited when a child asks a parent to buy a vintage item - just because they like it - or an artist buys an item to use in a future work. That makes me happy.

If you are an artist, or collector, of things from another time, please be sure to watch my Etsy shop for new postings; The Bountiful Ship on Etsy.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Comic Books

I started taking pics of my comic books to price and put up on my Etsy shop: The Bountiful Ship. It is taking more time than I anticipated but I am having fun.  I remembered reading this page when I was a little girl and being so excited to see that this show was going to start on my birthday. Nice memory. What were your favorite comic books when you were young? Do you still have them? 

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Creation Station

My metal working table.
I feel so good after getting this up on my little studio wall today. I don't know if you can see all the tools on the pegboard - they were all on the table and I would have to push things around just to finish a piece. Having tools up on the wall in front of me, where I can see everything, is going to make my work so much more pleasant. For years I've been looking for a pegboard (non-wood) that I could afford. Sears had this on sale last month and I finally took the step and ordered it. I can't stop staring at it. A girl in love with a tool rack. Weird, right? It just feels so, so good to be able to see most of my tools now as I work. I'm happy.

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Inner Mouse with Hibiscus

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Finished this week. Gessoed wood panel, acrylic and assorted mediums. Thank you for visiting!
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Photo walk

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I couldn't get away from windows during my last photo walk. Windows can be so much fun to photograph but you must approach with caution. Can you imagine looking up from the TV to see someone with a camera pointed at your window? (hahaha)  I think the iron work on both of these windows was the visual draw. Somehow a delicate swirling pattern made out of a strong material like iron is very intriguing.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Daisy Blue Sky

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This is a photo that I took at the Columbia Zoo. And to this day, it is my favorite photo. Everytime I look at it I feel wonderful. I am hoping to paint or draw this at a later time. Thank you for visiting today!
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Making Monotypes at Redux

I use oil on glass or plexiglass for my mono prints and monotypes. I also etch copper plates. Here I am creating monoprints at Redux on the French Etching Press. 

me working the french etching press

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Downtown Splash

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Isn't this a great photo of a water splash? It was a very hot and humid summer day and I wanted to capture an image of something that would refresh me. I came upon a fountain in downtown Charleston that I had never seen before and got as close as I could for a refreshing shot. Refresh!
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Monday, January 10, 2011


I have been blessed with artistic friends and colleagues who enjoy trading or gifting their creations. Janelle Wilfong of Janetics Ink on Folly Beach surprised me with this wearable art just before Christmas. We both showed at Eye Level Art for the Holy City Fleas and Janelle brought a smile to my face with this original design which doubles as an accessory lapel pin and a magnet. The number three is significant for me because of my passion for the Holy Trinity. Turtles have always had a special place in my world because of their long life span and symbolic shell. The top of the turtle's shell is believed to symbolize Heaven, the bottom of the shell Earth: Reminding us of the ever constant connection of the two planes in our lives. Thank you Janelle I love this! You can find more of Janelle's work at

February 23, 2017 *Note: Janelle is no longer a Folly Beach resident, she has relocated her family and art studio to Proctorsville, Vermont. Be sure to look for her on your next visit to Vermont!

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Welcome to the Low Country Studios Blog

When I arrived in Charleston I received a greeting from a utility man who said, "Welcome to the Low Country, Miss Dolly." I remember saying to myself, "Low Country Studios. That would be a nice name for an arts focused business." (Why plural? I hope to open a number of studios for others to show, perform, teach, and create on the Southeastern shoreline.) The Charleston studio was born that day in 2004! 

A special thank-you goes out to Louise, from the Charleston City office. She patiently walked me through the steps I needed to get my City Market license and to open a business in Charleston and the State of South Carolina.  Low Country Studios is a Ltd. Co. within the State of South Carolina. 

Along with Arts postings, I will also be sharing information on folk healing methods and body therapy information, which has been my second business interest for over 20 years. I have incorporated body awareness tools for visual and performing artists in private studio lessons since 1983.

I hope you find encouragement here and will feel welcome to share your thoughts on my posts. Thank you for visiting!

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