Sunday, July 20, 2008

Arty Savannah trip

Friday and Saturday Husband and I were in Savannah, Georgia. Husband was there for work, I was there to keep him company.

We left Atlanta Thursday evening and drove as the sun went down, and the full moon came up. Sang along to the iPod. It was very enjoyable.

Savannah was hot and humid, as usual. Tropical Storm Cristobal is off the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, randomly sprinkling us with rain, increasing the humidity. Ugh.

As Husband went off to his meetings, my first stop was the art supply shop. Savannah is the home of the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the Telfair museum. I bought a sketch book and a case of colored pencils. I have lots of colored pencils already, as well as sketch pads, but forgot to pack them, even though I had planned to come to the art supply shop. But mostly to get pottery tools, which I did get.

Second stop: the Telfair museum of art. There was an exhibit by William Christenberry, photographer and sculpter. Loved his work, especially his dream house installations. I really liked this piece: Alabama Wall I.

I sketched it, abstracting it to blocks of colors. I think it would make a very cool quilt or afghan.

Third stop was Wild Fibre yarn shop. I have to admit I was pretty disappointed. They had very little yarn to offer, though I do like that the yarn was organized by color. So all the celadon greens in one cubby, linen yarn, mohair, wool, all put together, and so on.

Years ago, I went to this shop and was introduced to Cherry Tree Hill and Colinette yarns for the first time. I bought a skein of Point Five Colinette yarn, in the Jamboree colorway. This was the first time I bought expensive yarn (did not realize how little yardage I got for my money) but oh the colors! Oranges, greens, purples, all colors outside my comfort zone. It's a skein of souveneir yarn.

By 3pm the heat and humidity got to me, so Husband and I met up at the hotel room, rested a bit in the airconditioning, then went for dinner at Il Pasticcio. Good, as always.

We finished the evening by going down to the Savannah riverfront, watching the sun set, the container ships and river ferries float by, the people walking around, and eating an icecream cone.

Saturday we headed out to Tybee Island and the pier. The beach was full, so different from our last trip there in December 2007. There was a family reunion going on, which is nice. Think of the great family memories that will make for them.

The sun was hot, we had too much alcohol too early in the day, and by the time we got back to Atlanta, I had a pounding headache.

But still, it was another great trip with Husband and I'm glad I went.

1 comment:

KnitTech said...

Sounds like a fun trip!

Yeah, gotta watch that yardage stuff. Hate paying $$$ for 80 yards.