Heading out of the Low Country
It's been awhile since I did a Kickstarter update. Finding a good internet connection has been a bit of a challenge. Some of you by now received your postcard or letter, still working on a few more. Hope they make you happy.
Just a recap on where I have been...
Heading out of Austin to Galveston TX where the storm clouds made my pictures of the mansions on stilts amazing. Got to New Orleans and mingled with the tourists and artists. Headed up to Angola State Prison for the famous Prison Rodeo and Art show. Now that was a highlight. What is more American than prisons and rodeos?
Then it was the long trail through the multicultural Florida. A strange state of swamp dwellers, college kids, Cubans, Caribbean sailors and retirees. All of which added to my repertoire of photos. I went down the Gulf side all the way out to Key West up the Atlantic side.
I swung on the porch swings of Savannah and stopped in Hilton Head, SC to catch up on writing, emailing and bills. Diesel loved the beach but the ticks, fleas and bees conspired to take him down. By the time I got to Atlanta, his face was swollen with a golf ball size welt on his snout. So we have been here in Atlanta nursing his good looks back. Hopefully he won't bite bees anymore. In the meantime, Atlanta has been amazing with my sister hosting and showing me the sights. A large middle class African American population, churches, and surprisingly a vibrate organic food scene.
I leave tomorrow and head for the northern Georgia Mountains that pick up the Appalachia Trail down into Asheville, NC. There I will explore this border city of rural cultures. Looking forward to camping in the mountains then a short drive into town to check out the mashup of hikers, artists and free thinkers in a cosmopolitan town in the middle of the great outdoors.
My Facebook page zannahnoe is the easiest way for me to post realtime. The Blog is more in depth of what I'm experiencing but there is a lag-time. My pictures are coming along and I know have to start to decide which ones are exhibit quality and prepare for the Photobook. Getting inspired by this wonderful country and paintings are forming in my head.
Thanks ya'll and Diesel says wooof!
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