Above is Gail's wonderful piece. Gail has been trained in Japanese Brush painting and she has adapted that technique (which she teaches regularly in the Atlanta area) to silk. What a knockout piece she has done. You may find her work offered for sale all over the city, and most recently at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
The above piece is one done by Inez. Her incredible work really speaks to my soul! She brought along many pieces to share, and she uses so many different techniques. I was in awe.
This last wonderful piece was done by Sue. In a past life, she was a watercolorist...well, she still paints watercolors, but now she also works in silk. Isn't this piece magnificent?!!
When we got to Midtown this morning, we headed for Piedmont Park in hopes of buying our last pastry of the Green Market season from our friend Brooke at Breadgarden...but she wasn't there! We "settled" for an incredibly yummy hummingbird muffin from the Sweet Auburn Bakery, and then headed down the street for coffee and people watching at Caribou. Afterwards we hit the neighborhood yard sales. Here's my only find for the day:
not much, but Rayna will be proud!
This afternoon we enjoyed a lunch of mussels, French bread, and a salade Nicoise on the patio at Apres Diem, and then saw Sean Penn's heart wrenching "Into the Wild" at Midtown Arts cinema. I don't recall reading John Krakauer's book upon which the movie is based but I know we read the excerpts in "Outside" magazine. Even though I knew the outcome, I still wasn't prepared for the movie's end. The photography is beautiful, but I fervently hope that Christopher McCandless found peace, love and understanding before his life ended....and I think he did.
I have one minor rant before I close. I was mailing several small packages at our local post office yesterday afternoon, and decided to use my credit card for payment. Well, I do not sign my credit cards, mainly because I like store clerks to be on their toes and ask for further identification when accepting my credit card payment. The postal clerk informed me that she could not accept my credit card unless I signed it! "That's the law", she told me! right!!! I explained my reason for not signing the card and she said it didn't matter. I showed her my id, and she handed me a pen saying, "sign your card, or give me cash, or don't mail your packages". I am wondering if the Postmaster General has worried his little head over this bureaucratic detail or if this clerk just decided to be ornery at 5:00 PM on a Friday afternoon. I mean really!!! Let me know if you sign your credit cards and why. I'm just curious.