|Big black walnut outside as seen from an upstairs window.|
|View across the back yard toward the studio (the little house at the left).|
We first stopped in Clarkesville at Grace-Calvary Church where Pat Williams' beautiful tapestry kneelers are installed. You can see the individual kneeler tapestries at Pat's website at this link--scroll down through the commissions to see them near the bottom. Here's Rebecca taking a look at those:
We drove on north and visited the Lillian E. Smith Center near Clayton where we took a walk around the grounds and peeked into the buildings. Next we had lunch at Grapes and Beans and then on to Hambidge Center. It was a beautiful sunny (and chilly) day as we drove across the mountain to Brasstown to visit the John C. Campbell Folk School. Too bad there wasn't a weaving class going on but we were able to peer into the weaving studio through the window of the door. After walking around and stopping in the craft shop we headed south toward Dahlonega. On the way we drove by to see the petroglyphs at Track Rock Gap near Young Harris. I gave Kathe Todd-Hooker a similar tour a few years ago... here's a link back to a blog post about that jaunt. Seems the slide shows I had at that post aren't showing now--think I changed some settings in my flicker or picassa account... will have to look for those, I guess.
Rebecca wrote about her Georgia trip at her blog posts here and here. Thanks for coming to the South, Rebecca! We hope to see you again in the future--for a longer visit. And maybe an artist residency at LES Center or Hambidge will be in your plans in the next year or so!