DimpleoftheUniverse

Postcards from the Dimple of the Universe

Columbia, Tennessee

Announcement    Painter, Writer, Creative Awakener, History lover, Vintage southern soul seeking Beauty, Joy, Light, Magic, and capturing it in pigment in order to bring more Color, Radiance, Happiness, Smiles to the Hearts, Homes, Lives of Collectors, Students, Friends.

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Oh yeah, "Dimple of the Universe" refers to the Central Basin of Tennessee, or Middle Tennessee. Fellow Columbia, Tennessean John Trotwood Moore (1859-1929)penned the phrase, “Dimple of the Universe" in his 1902 book, Songs and Stories from Tennessee. The first sentence of the introduction titled the “Basin of Tennessee” reads, “The Middle Basin is the dimple of the Universe.” Many of the stories in the book were local tales Moore had learned from living in Maury county. When he called the Middle Basin the “Dimple of the Universe,” the people of Maury County knew he was talking about their home. I live in Maury County now, but have lived in four other counties in middle Tennessee and love each of them. It's God's Garden. Or as Mr. Moore so eloquently put it, "the dimple of the universe."

John Trotwood Moore was born in Alabama and moved to Maury County in 1885. He found fame as a storyteller, poet, and horse racing correspondent. He also found a love for recording local history. He became the Tennessee State Librarian & Archivist in 1919.

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Last updated on Feb 14, 2020

Painter, Writer, Creative Awakener, History lover, Vintage southern soul seeking Beauty, Joy, Light, Magic, and capturing it in pigment in order to bring more Color, Radiance, Happiness, Smiles to the Hearts, Homes, Lives of Collectors, Students, Friends.

Thank you for choosing Postcards from the Dimple of the Universe!

Oh yeah, "Dimple of the Universe" refers to the Central Basin of Tennessee, or Middle Tennessee. Fellow Columbia, Tennessean John Trotwood Moore (1859-1929)penned the phrase, “Dimple of the Universe" in his 1902 book, Songs and Stories from Tennessee. The first sentence of the introduction titled the “Basin of Tennessee” reads, “The Middle Basin is the dimple of the Universe.” Many of the stories in the book were local tales Moore had learned from living in Maury county. When he called the Middle Basin the “Dimple of the Universe,” the people of Maury County knew he was talking about their home. I live in Maury County now, but have lived in four other counties in middle Tennessee and love each of them. It's God's Garden. Or as Mr. Moore so eloquently put it, "the dimple of the universe."

John Trotwood Moore was born in Alabama and moved to Maury County in 1885. He found fame as a storyteller, poet, and horse racing correspondent. He also found a love for recording local history. He became the Tennessee State Librarian & Archivist in 1919.

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The 1940s is my Happy Place

I love the life I imagine my grandmother living in the 1940s in a small town in Tennessee. She lived with my grandfather and her young sons in a large Victorian house with large hydrangeas in the front and a beautiful porch. In the back was a large pecan tree and a chicken coop where the mean rooster lived. Also in the back was the garage and a building which was my grandfather's workspace just a few yards behind his appliance shop on the road adjacent to their house. With my grandfather would be an old dog or other animal he turned into a pet.

My grandparents lived in town, and my grandmother walked to the Big Star market with her little, wheeled market cart to bring her groceries home. In fact, they could walk anywhere they wanted to go.... the picture show, shopping, church, school... it was all within a few blocks from their house.

Today, I live within walking distance of my little hometown of Columbia, Tennessee, in an adorable 1920s Craftsman cottage, with large hydrangeas and a beautiful front porch. Regretfully, there are no chickens yet, but I do have a pecan tree, a clothesline, and lots of old dogs. I love adventures walking to the farmers markets, charity shops, the Duck River, and many historic sites in town, as well as a bike ride or a road trip to other inspiring places.... Amish country, neighboring farms, and beautiful, southern, antebellum homes, schools, and churches.

This is the life I've created for myself and the one that I love to share in my paintings, prints, notecards, stickers, and monthly letter subscription service. Pour yourself a sweet tea and take a break, perusing the charming art in my shop.

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  • Susan Elizabeth Jones

    Owner

    My home is filled w' vintage etiquette books, random Limoges china, old dogs, travel watercolor sets, journals, colorful pens, flowers from the garden, vintage aprons & scarves, yummy aromas from the kitchen, & happy times with family & friends.

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  • Blue Q

    Pittsfield, MA

    Blue Q manufactured the messenger bag, however it has been retired and no longer in production. I simply use it when I'm painting en plein air, and love it so much I purchased extras for myself and my students. Only 10 remaining in stock.

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    Columbia, TN

    Digital laser printing on Couger Smooth 100# paper

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