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!

52 Fridays: #6 – Colorado


Snow.  It’s on my mind.  This week in 52 Fridays I found ten snowy Colorado paintings, photos, snuggly hats and icy jewelry.  If you get cold while reading this, I recommend a peppermint mocha.  Enjoy!

winter photography

Ornament in the Snow III by Amelia Kay Photography - Denver

colorado artists

Pike's Peak Newborn Hat by Raspberry and Lime - Colorado Springs

colorado artists

"Quiet" by Betony Coons - Greely

colorado potters

Woodland Trees Serving Bowl by Deb Babcock - Steamboat Springs

colorado artists painters

"Winter House" by Brandy Cattoor - Denver

colorado artists handmade jewelry

Moss Capsule Necklace by Kelly Baldwin - Delores

colorado crafters

White Polymer Birds by Amy Giacomelli - Monument

colorado handmade jewelry

Vintage Cotton Pearl Earrings by Karen Gilbert - Littleton

colorado painters

"Winter Travellers" by Martin Welch - Canon City

colorado handmade jewelry

Snow Dove Enamel and Sterling Necklace by Lynsey Morgan - Denver

Next Friday, we’re off to Connecticut.  I’ve loved visiting Connecticut, and have appreciated the natural and historical beauty, but I don’t know much about the art scene there.  We’ll find her treasures together.

52 Fridays: #5 – California

Oh, California – how I love you.  How I long for you when I’m not with you.  Since I can’t be there today, I guess I’ll take this opportunity to look at some of your Cali-licious art!

I enjoyed this post so much – it does seem like rich natural beauty has to inspire abundant creativity, doesn’t it?  There’s so much to love here, but I think if I were to dig a little deeper, I’d spend time checking out California’s prolific street art and the interesting work done with plants.  Take a look, and then tell me what you like best!

california photography

Surfing by Graphylife - Huntington Beach

california jewelry artists

Silver Spinner Ring by Form and Funktion - Santa Rosa

California artists

Anderson Valley by Linda Donohue - Petaluma

california artists

Sea Anemones (polymer clay) by Angela Schwer - Windsor

california pottery

Handcarved Oil Bottle by Rachel of Sierra Clay Art - South Lake Tahoe

California flower art

Succulent Wreath Rose Garden by Pamela Newman - Los Osos

california artists

Hana Teapot by Kazem Arshi - Orange County

California painters

Lion on Tightrope by Kim West - Los Angelos

big wall art mural

Mural in Barcelona by El Mac - Los Angelos

california artists

Air Plant Installation by Petit Beast - Long Beach