Becca McCoy is a multi-disciplinary artist and one half of Leafmore Studios – formed in 2022 with her partner, artist Justin Groom.
Becca exhibits in photography and painting. Her primary medium is photography and she specializes in nature and travel. Her photo travelogue, THE YEAR OF EXTRAORDINARY TRAVEL was published in 2021 by The St. Petersburg Press. As a painter, she is self-taught and gravitates to a folk-art style with emphasis on texture and bold color palettes. As a fine arts craftsperson, she creates art from art, best exemplified by her photo quilts – a traditional quilt square created from hand-cut photo prints.
She aims to capture the feeling of seeing something for the first time in her work across all mediums. She is inspired by the ability to find beauty in everything. Learn more at leafmorestudios.com.
Becca is also an award-winning actor and singer with over 20 years professional experience on stage and screen. Learn more at beccamccoy.com.
Johnny Crawford is a visual storyteller and educator based in Atlanta, Georgia, who has documented the human spirit in 45 states and four continents for 36 years.
Johnny specializes in candid photographs that are inspiring and historical. His photojournalism approach to photography helps him produce excellent photographs out of routine subjects or situations. He has a passion for education stories, sports stories, and projects highlighting corporate responsibility.
Johnny was a staff photographer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) for over 28 years. During his tenure at the AJC, he photographed the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, 2004 G8 Summit of World Leaders, 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA; 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and five U.S. Presidents.
He was the AJC beat photographer for Georgia Tech football from 2003 thru 2013 and NASCAR from 1990 thru 2013. He has photographed over 500 college and professional sporting events including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, gymnastics, track & field, golf, and swimming.
In 1994, Johnny was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the winner of the 2008 National Headliner First Place winner in Sports Photography, Georgia Associated Press 2008 Picture of the Year Winner, The Best of Cox Newspapers 2008 Sports Photography Winner, and 2008 Georgia Press Association First Place in Sports Photography and 2012 APME Georgia Newspapers Award in Sports Photography.
Johnny has an M.A. in Photojournalism from Ohio University and degrees in Psychology and Public Relations from Morehouse College.
Johnny taught photography at Grady High School, Marietta City Schools Adult Education Program, Clark Atlanta University, The University of Georgia and Middle Georgia State University. He was an Artist in Residence at the Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia. At the Tubman, he has a permanent exhibit of thirty black and white portraits entitled “Leading the Way Macon’s Trailblazers and Activists.
He is currently documenting Black soldiers and nurses that served in the Vietnam War.
He teaches private photography lessons in the homes of clients in the metro Atlanta through his company, Privatephotographylesson.com
Creative handwriting for all occasions
My name is Sandy Smith and I am originally from New York, the big apple. I moved to Georgia 24 years ago and I am now a Georgia Peach.
I am a mother of 2- a son (51) and daughter (47)- And, I am a very proud grandmother of 4 – 2 grandsons (22 and 24) and 2 granddaughters (23 and 9)
I retired from the Marietta Police Department as Assistant to the Chief of Police.
I am a volunteer and board member of the South Cobb Arts Alliance.
I believe that cursive writing is important for all ages to be able to read and write. I have enhanced my own penmanship and I now do calligraphy.
For me color symbolizes the mood of calmness in our minds, spirits,and our souls. It’s brings harmony, that’s pleasing to the eyes. It is the universal language of conversation to all of us. I try to tell a story through the vibrant colors that will speak to everyone’s heart. “So as I paint for you – Live your life in Full Color.
Author Lissette Perry is a wife, mother and grandmother, with a heart for the world’s children. When not writing, you can find her with clients as a certified Reflexologist and Foundress at 4 Peace Sake Wellness Center. Her passion is making profound connections with the young and old on her life’s path.
Meet Flora. Her loving presence is treasured by all who meet her. Flora is the wise, understanding grandmother in her community. Whether you are related to her or not, her heart encompasses everyone, in the true spirit of unconditional love.
You are invited to read and explore Flora’s story about love through forgiveness. By the end of her tale, you will have a deeper understanding that life is love, and love is a gift.
This book also contains a Spanish/English glossary, which you can use to learn Spanish words.
Please turn this book over to enjoy reading Flora in Spanish.
Justin Groom is an illustrator and painter, and one half of Leafmore Studios – formed in 2022 with his partner, artist Becca McCoy.
Justin had early career success with a breakout underground comic book BIOHAZARD, released in 1990 and edited by Allen Shevy who also hired Justin as an illustrator and collaborator for industry periodical WORLD OF FANDOM. Justin was a fixture in the Tampa, Florida mid-90s nightclub scene creating murals, Trompe l’oeils, and structural / 3D installations. After a corporate-hiatus, Justin returned to full-time art in 2019 with work that includes fine art, commissions, and logo and product designs, exhibiting in Florida and Georgia, appearing at comic-cons, and vending at artist markets.
He possesses a singular, recognizable aesthetic throughout all his work while maintaining versatility in content. He is equally proficient in pen and ink as he is digital render, and in subject matter from the gory to the whimsical. His inspirations include HEAVY METAL and Moebius, current events and trends, and nostalgia. Learn more at leafmorestudios.com.
I am a portrait and fine art photographer based in Smyrna. In addition to my portrait business, I shoot a variety of landscape and nature photos, as well as abstract and macro (close-up) images.
Over the last decade, I’ve dedicated countless hours to creating art that can be cherished by your family for years to come. Now, with the introduction of Liz by Design Photography’s Organics Collection, you can own high-end, museum quality prints that display some of the most beautiful and frame-worthy aspects of nature. When you purchase a piece from the Organics Collection, you’re investing in high-quality nature photographs that will not only be a statement piece in your home but will be treasured beyond our lifetime.
My intention for the Liz by Design Organics Collection is to allow my patrons to own unique, heirloom pieces of art which can be displayed proudly and passed down between generations. Each piece of wall art from the Organics Collection is museum-quality, professionally framed, and one-of-a-kind.
A photograph is more than just a picture capturing an image, it is a memory that can be kept forever. My approach to every session is for my lens to capture the moment beyond the image. Every click of the shutter showcases memories that will last well beyond your photo session.
It is important for me to connect personally with my clients so that I can capture not only their beauty, but the personality in each photo. My goal is not only for my client, but those looking at the photo, to see the story behind the image. Whether it’s a personal memory of the session or the story portrayed through the life of the photograph, a LBDP photo takes you on a journey, even if just for a few minutes.
Water Oak Glass Artist, Dana Helton has been creating Stained Glass Art using Tiffany and Old World methods since 2001. My passion for horses had taken many twists and turns over the years and developed into breeding horses. In 2001, while awaiting the birth of my first foal, I began lessons with a local glass artist. I was HOOKED! I continued lessons working my way into an apprenticeship for 3 years.
My passion for horses, horse breeding and stained glass is still a large part of my daily life. I have continued my education in glass by learning to fused glass to create jewelry pieces since 2016. Most recently I have been creating Lanterns, Mosaics and functional Art.
I enjoy all types of Art including Whimsical, Elegant, Industrial, Contemporary, Garden Art to Pet Portraits.
Let’s get together and CREATE SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU SMILE.
I have always been taking pictures in my spare time but I became more serious about photography after I retired from an IT Senior Manager position at a pharmaceutical company.
I joined the Sweetwater Camera Club in Douglasville, GA and participated in many of the monthly competitions winning from Honorable Mention to 1st place several times; and placed second as Photographer of the Year in 2016. My winning images were published in the Chapel Hill News and Views and Douglas County Sentinel (local publications) and displayed at The Photo Spot in Douglasville. In addition, many of my images were accepted and displayed at various local juried art exhibitions and one of them received 1st prize, one 3rd price and two others Honorable Mention at juried exhibitions.
I take pictures of many different subjects while traveling and at home. Flowers have been of special interest to me as well as cityscapes and landscapes. I like taking photography to the next level creating different views of my images using various digital techniques. I enjoy using my pictures in creating coaster, magnets, greeting cards and photo albums telling a story of a travel or a family event.
Photography to me is the medium that helps me capture my subject in space and time and present it not only how I see it through my lens, but also how I envision and imagine it and want the viewer to see it. The original image is my canvas, and the computer and software are the tools I use to transform an image to art as I see it!