“Home Going” is a depiction of a spiritual healing. The woman who is attached to the lead angel passed away and is being taken home to gl.ory. The angel on the left has released the woman from the hospital I.V. and the medication showing that she has been set free from her earthly struggles. The framed original is 40″ x 46″
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.
I began doing art work when I retired. My paintings in oil consist of abstracts with heavy paint that is enough to be almost considered 3-D and landscapes that more recently are barebones concepts of trees or their skeletons in an abstract environment. I have began using old CDs and acrylic paint to make 3-D images on canvass. I am also doing small (about 5″ x 5″ x 5″) glass sculptures in abstract shapes and colors. As ideas and images come to my mind making them into something reduces time to a nonentity.
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.
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.
- Jenn Fletcher has been photographing various subjects since the late 1990’s, and currently brings her love of the natural world more into light through her photographic work, sharing details which are often overlooked. Bringing science and conservation into her artistic themes, she has been traveling a path that closely intertwines her personal artwork with that of her home life, and her local role in childhood education and wildlife conservation. She’s been published and exhibited internationally, but like her place-based subjects, enjoys focusing on the southeastern region of the US that she calls home.
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
Jolie has explored a wide range of needle arts after learning to cross stitch at age four. She designs, teaches, spins, and stunt knits in the Atlanta area where she demystifies the obscure. She has published in PLY, Spin-Off, and Cast On. Her cleverest unvention is a method for working stockinette-based laces reversibly. She teaches at guilds and fiber festivals, as well as offering private lessons in person or through video chat. She can mend hand knits. Get a sense of her teaching style by watching her YouTube channel “Jolie knits.” You can find her on Ravelry as “Jolie.”
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.
Laura Shull is a working artist living in the metro Atlanta area. She specializes in oil painted portraits and figurative work featuring women dressed in historical costuming which Laura creates herself. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kennesaw State University in 2014 and has since then been exhibiting her work locally and in various shows around the Southeast.
She is currently working on original oil paintings, selling to private collectors, creating commissioned pieces, and selling prints of her work online. On most days she can be found working in her studio or hanging out with her cat, Mister Otis, in their little farm house.
I work in a loose and vibrant style using pastels, charcoal, acrylics and oils in unexpected ways that focuses on the personality and energy of the subject. Color, form, and line tell a story that pushes beyond traditional portraits or representational paintings. The symbols and metaphors used spark curiosity and explore what it means to be human. Influences include Gaugin, Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keefe. Inspirations include people, nature and concepts of hope, change and power. My work is in private collections all over the world.