I know you’re going to say that I am stuck in South Carolina mode, but there is just so much in that area of the world that appeals to the photographer’s eye (not that I’m an expert by any means). For instance, I was very fascinated by the art of sweetgrass basketry, and on numerous occasions I asked permission to photograph the artists at work. I could have watched them for hours because their expertise is such that I’m sure they could make these baskets in their sleep. The sweetgrass basket art form was brought to the US in the latter half of the seventeenth century by West Africans who adapted the basketry traditions of their homeland to the available indigenous materials to make work baskets that were needed on the rice plantations.
This lady was very special. We talked to her for quite a while because she was so fascinating, and she explained the basket making craft to us in great detail. I admired her calm nature, especially when I found out that she had raised around 8 or 10 children!! And yes, in case you are wondering, of course I brought home a basket! 🙂
8 or 10 children. I struggle with one dog and one cat. I love her face. What a sincere and beautiful woman.
Yes, two boys has been enough of a challenge for me. LOL!! I had great respect for her, and she was such a sweetheart
Are you sure this picture wasn’t taken here in South Africa? 😉 Everything about this picture – her clothes, her blanket, the craft… could’ve been SA!!!! 🙂
I wish it was SA. If the people there are half as sweet as she was, I would definitely love to visit!! I mean look how friendly you and Xandre are!! 🙂
🙂 Aaaaw, thank you, you’re too kind! Come visit, you’re welcome anytime! 🙂
A beautiful shot!
Great portrait of an artist at work. Watching another artist practice their craft is always fascinating.
I never really thought if it that way, but I guess I am like an artist with my camera. She was very fascinating to watch and to talk to!
Wow! I only have one infant ! I can’t imagine 8 to 10 kids! Nice shot most people in the south are really friendly. I can’t wait to go home to GA. And drink some sweet tea and have real fried chicken.
Yes, as I sit in the hospital right now with my youngest son who just had his tonsils out and is in horrible pain and sick from the meds, I definitely can’t imagine 8 or 10!! That fried chicken sounds really good right about now though – yummy!!!