I volunteer to docent at the Historic 1884 Jail here in Dahlonega during special events and to bring joy to everyone I love dressing up in the correct time period. As much as I love hoop dresses- the jail was built after that time so none of the doors/rooms work for me to dress that way. Mostly I wear bustle dresses and our visitors love it. Since the Jail tends to be open during the hot months I have been updating my wardrobe for the heat. Here is one of the dresses so far!
For the 68th National Square Dance Convention held this year in Atlanta I re-worked a couple of square dance outfits and made 1 new one- the 'Georgia' skirt & top.
I chose the theme for the Youth Room to be "Georgia is MAGIC" with all the decorations as an homage to Harry Potter.
The 68th National Square Dance Convention is almost here! I thought everyone would like to see a few more things that will be in the Youth Room!
This one took a ton of time because the skirt is hand painted- even the background blues & purples. It is filled with Georgia elements including our state bird, insect, mammal, flower, fruit, tree and crop. Those of you who are going to the convention will discover many of the same elements on the program cover (that I also designed & painted). The top features hand smocking- a time consuming technique that just looks amazing!
Hand Painted Backdrops for the Harry Potter themed Youth Room- 68th National Square Dance Convention ATLANTA
Hard to tell in these pictures but these average 70 inches wide and 90 inches tall. They will be found throughout the youth room.
I just finished this oil painting for my Holiday Cards this year! The tractor belongs to a friend of mine and I have been itching to paint it for years!
Don Carter State Park is only about 27 miles from home and I volunteer there for special events. This time I face painted for their Halloween Bash.
Painted over about a week this Potions Classroom backdrop is a real stunner! Just check out all the amazing details in the room. From tiny potions to the slate floor- there is a ton to discover.
Now why did I do this? Oh yeah... The 68th Annual Square Dance Convention will be next year in Atlanta and I am in charge of decorating the Youth Room. Any guesses on the theme? The proper theme is 'Georgia is Magic' but the kids (and adults) all will spot a bunch of Harry Potter themes in the room.
My musings wander from earth to sky.