Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me !!!!



As a gift for my birthday, my son Bauer scanned the old 1870 prints for me to share with you. Notice the photo of the children and the woman down by the water's edge in her hat and long dress. When the movie "Glory" was filmed here,they created this very photo in living color as the movie set. It was if the photo had come to life! My son, Winn, and his friends were extras in the movie and I sometimes wonder if that was the reason he himself ended up in film. He is actually making a movie in Memphis Tenn. called "Losers Take All". He loves writing screen plays and making movies.

Once I finished the project and had moved into the house, the location scouts and the producers of the movie ,"The Big Chill" came to visit Isle of Hope in search of the perfect spot for the film. They fell in love with all of it.... the trees, the river, the house and the colors that I had painted all the rooms. They were swinging on the giant rope swing and loving all the things that we had lovingly RE-created. They teasingly told Winn he could be the corpse ( remember all they showed were his hands)( Kevin Costner did actually play the corpse).They would have had to move us out and they would all have move in and lived for 3 months while the movie was being filmed. I had not even finished unpacking all my boxes and I worried about my newly refinished floors. They ended up shooting the movie in Beaufort South Carolina in a beautiful empty house..That movie was the BEST...I should have run out the door... and said .." See you in three months"..

THANKS BAUER!

8 comments:

Tricia Rose said...

Happy Birthday! I can see the Virgo in you now - after all it is an earth sign, and Virgos have a tremendous sense of spirit-of place, and notice and appreciate everything round them. Lucky Tybee Island!

Kathi said...

What a great story! Did you live in this house?
Happy Birthday Jane! I hope you have a wonderful day!

simpledaisy said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
What a wonderful story:):)
Sure hope you had a fabulous day!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Happy birthday!!! That was so sweet of your son!
Kristin

glenn wilson said...

Hey Jane Happy Birthday!!!!! do something nice for yourself and enjoy the moment.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Jane Coslick said...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I am so lucky to have found so many kindred spirits thru this often frusting internet and blog mechanics. I know one thing.. that for all the hours it takes me to post one thing...connecting around the world with people who share my love of color and design is "over the top" in my opinion. This project was amazing and I but it does not hold a candle to the connection that we have with each and every person who reads and shares design blogs

Margaret Pearson Pinkham, CPO-CD® said...

Ah, another reason to love you..you share my daughter's birthday! (She's 9.) Thank you for your designs, love of color and saving little homes. When I grow up I want to be you.