52 Fridays: #10 – Georgia

I love what I know of Georgia, although admittedly, that is not a lot.  My impressions:  the red dirt, the mountains, the mist, the super hip city of Atlanta rising up in the midst of it.   As of this week, I know a little bit more, and it looks like there is a pretty cool art scene in this peach of a state!  I am particularly impressed with Troy Wandzel’s work – click on the picture to check out more for yourself!  Have fun, y’all.

studio on 31st

Studio on 31st from the Mirror Series by Troy Wandzel - Savannah

Georgia Painters

"Lively Chatter" by MarianneB Van Der Haar - Atlanta

Georgia potters

Wood Fired Chawan by Roger Jamison - Juliette

Coastal Georgia Art

The Beach (G) by Katherine Sandoz - Vernonburg

Georgia fiber artists

Wool Felt Pods by Sonja Yong James - Atlanta

Georgia sculptors

Miss Haricot Vert by Tom Haney - Atlanta

Atlanta Pottery

Bird Bowl by Katy McDougal - Atlanta

Georgia jewelers

Destiny Band by Dellas Thompson - Atlanta

Colorful city painting

"Kate Lives Here" by Cindy Batten - Marietta

Georgia painters

Watercolor World Map #6 by Jessica Durrant - Atlanta

Fascinating facts:

– Wesleyan College in Macon was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women.

– Stone Mountain near Atlanta is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the world.

– The sweetest onion, the Vidalia, can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville.

Next Friday, friends, we hit Hawaii!  I’m so excited!  I’ve always wanted to go there…

See all the art in the 52 Fridays series here!

15 thoughts on “52 Fridays: #10 – Georgia

  1. I really like that one, too Diana! She has a number of limited edition prints on her Etsy site – lots of variations on the world map. They’re pretty reasonable too.

  2. I love the wool felt pods – looks like they were knitted first and then wet felted. Inspiring!

    Hey, I’ll be doing a travel post about Hawaii next week – perhaps we can link to each other – a nice complement of your take and my take…

    • Yikes, Lauren! How lost was he? That sounds scary… (I’m glad I know that he is still alive and well – does he now consider it an adventure?)

  3. Hi Heather! Aren’t the pods cool? I’ve never seen anything quite like them. I love how chunky and soft they are. Each one is made from two pounds of wool! Isn’t that crazy?
    I find a lot of these things by weeding my way through Etsy, doing lots of Googling, and once in a lucky while, being familiar with an artist already. 🙂

  4. Oh what fabulous stuff! Really hard to choose. I love the map, the wool pods are so cool and the ring looks really special. I’m looking forward to your “trip” to Hawaii, I visited Maui for a week many, many years ago, and it was fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend!
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    • I’ve never been to Hawaii, but it’s definitely a destination I’d love to get to. I have a friend from Japan who lives there several months each year (white sands, blue waters), and another friend who has a house on a rugged, remote island that she says is similar to the outback. It all sounds wonderful to me! (And thanks for visiting. 🙂 )

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