By Deborah Wheeler, The Walton Sun
Local jewelry artist, Connie Snellgrove, aka ‘Sassy, returns for another popular 2-day Trunk Show. Sassy’s use of nature’s colors … a sparkle of sun on azure waters, sunsets, delicate flowers, silver sea life, sea oats, sand and driftwood … give a natural and real life to her jewelry designs.
Inspired by the beauty of our beaches and faith in God’s grace, Connie has created the most exquisite coastal jewelry on 30A. Each piece is personally designed and handcrafted using sterling silver and pewter mixed with precious gemstones such as aquamarine, coral, freshwater pearls, sea glass, and Keshi pearls.
The Blue Giraffe is proud to exclusively represent Sassy Jewels on 30A. Please come by to browse her beautiful collection of jewelry.
In her new book, “Rare Coastal Dune Lakes: Biodiversity and a Sense of Home”, author/photographer Ginger Jackson Sinton explores the beauty of the lakes and the diversity of their ecosystems. Rare Coastal Dune Lakes are fifteen, dynamic, geological treasures – freshwater with occasional saltwater exchange from the gulf – in Walton County, Florida. Ginger’s recent publication, a full-color, 112-page, softbound photobook, reveals the beauty and rarity of the lakes and surrounding communities along the Scenic Highway 30A area. With an eye for nature, six axis controller apk she weaves personal anecdotes throughout the photo guidebook. A “Sense of Home” in the subtitle is twofold: habitats of native plants and animals and her own fondness for the colorful locale along the Gulf Coast.
The Blue Giraffe was honored to host a book signing with Ginger Jackson Sinton on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013. Thanks to the wonderful folks who came by to meet this native Georgian who considers South Walton her second home…they now have their own autographed copy of Ginger’s beautiful book!
The Blue Giraffe is proud to present colorblind artist, Aaron Sutton’s new series of ocean themed paintings honoring his Grandfather, Clophas Sutton (1925-2012) who served in the U.S. Navy during WW2. In each painting, Aaron struggles to discover the emotion of color in the ocean as he sees it in his own eyes and feels it in his soul. Now on display in our gallery and at The WaterColor Inn & Resort … you will need to see this collection by the gifted, local 30A artist, Aaron Sutton to appreciate the size, depth and beauty of each piece!
Have you ever been fascinated by a work of art and wondered … “How did they do that? I wish I could do that!” Have you ever looked out across Western Lake or one of the beaches along 30A and thought … “Gosh, I wish I could paint that scene!” If so, it’s never too late to learn where to start.
Local 30A artist, Aaron Sutton has developed a very simple method to help you enjoy painting and take out most of the guesswork. Once you have spent one afternoon with Aaron, you will not only return home with your very own original painting, but also a “recipe” that you can use to enjoy creating artwork for years.
“Once I discovered this method for myself, I truly began to enjoy painting. It removed stress and allowed me to be creative with the paint.”
Aaron, who is both red/green and blue/violet colorblind, believes that anyone can enjoy painting with his simple method. Even with severe colorblindness, using this technique, Aaron can paint just about anything you put in front of him.
Contact the gallery today to sign up for the next painting adventure with Aaron. You don’t need to bring anything but a positive attitude, water and sunscreen! Most of the classes will be Thursday afternoons from 2:00 – 5:00. Cost is $200 per person, paid in full at time of sign-up. For more details and to sign-up, call The Blue Giraffe at 850.231.5112.