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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