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A small Coastal town called Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
Hi, my name is Ronnie. I am an American Contemporary Folk Artist. I conjure up images, then paint them on canvas. This makes me happy. Nice to meet you.

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Inspiration from Brilliant Minds
Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. - George Tooker

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I busted outta here!

The Dogwood Festival, held in beautiful Piedmont Park is the oldest and best arts festival in Atlanta. I first visited 30 years ago pulling my young sons in a wagon.
My sister called and said I needed to join her for the day, that I could probably use the inspiration. So, I did!
A bit of Midtown through the trees. Piedmont Park is like Atlanta's Central Park. About a 45 minute drive from my house on a really good traffic day.
Sheep Incognito! The booth on the right. What a hoot. Cute work and sells brilliantly! Boy, that lady is happy to have her picture taken.
There was good food here, but this was the most visually interesting. It was the forks that got me!

Brilliant artist here. My favorite of the show. And I forgot to get her card! Her husband takes all the photography of her work in preparation for making prints of her originals. He said she paints everyday. Click the pic for a close up!
This guy paints on black roofing paper. A long skinny 10" x 46" is about $4oo!!!
Perfect weather and a great artist break! I wish you could have been here!
I'm back to work now and humming along pretty well.
Switching gears, some of you are asking about the owl chicks. This is the last picture I took of the little one. He was posing for me, but his eyes are closed. If you're interested in some amazing professional pics of these owlets. Go here... and click the owls. He's been watching them since they hatched.
Have a great week, folks!


snippetgirl said...

Oh, i am so envious!!! We left Atlanta 8 months ago, so no more Dogwood Festival for me. I actually exhibited there a few years ago. Such a fun show! It looks like the perfect day. Thanks for the great pics so i can live vicariously through you :)!

Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

I love arts and crafts markets, its so great to see what other artists do. I love your favourite too! Her work is gorgeous!

aliceinparis said...

I would love to go to a market like that and what a beautiful day for it!!!
I am reading the BEST book, Wesley the Owl, by Stacey O'Brien. You must go out and get it from the library if you can! A true story about a wildlife biologist and her pet owl. Really fantastic. It has made me owl crazy. Having little owlets like this you will appreciate it even more.

Sandy Mastroni said...

Your photos are fantastic , I love enlarging them .

Sheep Incognito said...

Greetings from the Sheep Incognito team. It was a great festival and we are glad you liked the sheep.

JaxPop said...

Burgers & hot dogs staked through the heart... was that in place of a warning label? (Hey I grabbed my Rolaids soon as I saw 'em)

Maybe it was advertising for Van Helsing's Fast Foods. That has a nice ring to it.

Anne said...

Hi, Ronnie! Looks like a perfect day! Great weather for the art fair, too! :-)

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

Thanks for taking us with you. It's been about thirty years since my last visit. Now you need to come up and visit us in Ann Arbor for our summer fair.

Your work makes me smile.

Buskitten said...

Hey Ron! I'm back on-line! Wow, that festival looks like it was fun, and the weather! It looks sooo hot! I love visiting shows like that, where there is an eclectic mix of cool stuff. hey, and the sausages! Brilliant, a bit like my American Hot Dog trailer, remember that?!

Suzanne in TX said...

Wow-your pictures of the event are amazing! What kind of camera were you using? The weather looked to have been perfect and what a wonderful what to spend the day--friends, fun, and lots of inspiration! Wish I could have tagged along!

Snap said...

I love art festivals. Thanks so much for taking us along! Wish I was closer to Atlanta! Love the owls!

Mr Lee said...

Oooh,your art works are absolutely fantastic!Loving handmade works.
Hope your all doing well.Look forward to further communicating with you.
And we invite you to our blog.Thank you.

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Wow, it looks like you had a wonderful day! The artist with the roofing paper is amazing. Great photos:)
Enjoy your week!!

JaxPop said...

Yo Ronnie (that Yo is Philly talk) where the heck are ya??? Hope everything's Okay.

Ronnie said...

Everything is fine! Thanks for asking, Dave! Crazy busy and miss all my blogger friends a whole bunch!