I will be participating in the Hot Grog Holiday Art Sale on Saturday, Dec 2. I hope you can join us for some Hot Grog and Cool Art! Click here to get a sneak peek at the work I will be offering.





10:30 a.m.  –  4:30 p.m.

At the Home of Lesly and Matt 

234 Melrose Ave in Decatur

(404) 377-3749

HOT GROG and DELECTABLES will be available


(Please be prepared to pay each artist separately)

Taylor St. Clair  From mud pies and finger painting to butter sculptures, Taylor has been doing art since early childhood. She taught art for 35 years during the day and performed on stage for 30+ years at night. Now you can see her in film or on television (when she gets a role). Her present art forms reveal themselves as wearable fiber art (one of a kind knitted pieces) and photographic cards.   (will accept cash and checks)

Dana Clark works with an artist from the Huichol indigenous group in central Mexico to create bracelets that combine traditional beading methods with modern designs and colors. The result is a truly unique piece of jewelry that honors the jewelry-making tradition of the Huichol people yet with a modern twist. A portion of the proceeds of all sales goes back into the artist’s community in Zitacua, Nayarit, Mexico. Dana will also be offering cards she has created from favorite travel shots. When not doing either of these two things, you might find her teaching English or chasing after one of her cats. (new to Hot Grog)  (will accept cash and checks)

Suzi Lee is a working mom with a creative heart. She comes from a graphic design background and creates one-of-a-kind handmade paper art inspired by her two loving children. Each piece is made with a story for you to discover and can appeal to all age groups. She will be providing some of her most popular pieces in print format. You can check out some of her previous work at www.facebook.com/paperartbysuzi or contact her at paperartbysuzi@gmail.com for custom orders.  (will accept cash and checks)

Betty Thompson is a local artist who loves bringing people together. She is a Decatur icon and previous winner of “The Heart of Oakhurst” award. In her spare time she serves on the Board of Directors of local nonprofit Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta and DeKalb. Her greeting cards feature her own artwork and the work of other artists she has directed and are sold at boutiques around Decatur.    (will accept cash and checks)

Eleanor Brownfield  Five Star Knits and Dressy Baby are happy to be back at HotGrog! Eleanor, Atlanta native and Grant Park resident, is presenting Dressy Baby washable cotton bibs, adorably cute and practical; for adults, a Five Star Knits selection of scrumptious scarves in fabulous fibers and a variety of styles and lengths from comfy cowls to dashing diagonals. Organic gardening and keeping cats happy are always a part of the work.  (will accept cash and checks)

Karen Phillips is a mixed media artist who creates paintings that celebrate the daydreamer in all of us. This year she will be offering small and medium original paintings at affordable prices. Come discover a painting that sparks your imagination. You can check out her work at karenphillipsart.com. She lives and paints in Lake Claire.  (will accept cash, checks and credit cards)

Donna Rutherford Aka ‘Cold Soup Dinner Theatre Kitchen Goddess’, Donna will beguile your senses and treat your tastebuds with holiday treats, including yummy Bread Pudding! This one may leave you singing…  (will accept cash and checks)

Ande Craig After three years in the Army, Ande moved to Michigan where she worked at Dow Chemical and rode her Harley all over the state. A near fatal motorcycle accident left her in a wheelchair, and she turned to her love of art. Donna will be managing Ande’s Gourd Art offerings this year.  (will accept cash and checks)

(Edna) Lorri Shipp is an artist living in Douglasville with her husband and dog. She is a painter and gourd birdhouse maker, and she also makes beaded jewelry and writes poetry. At the holiday sale, she’ll have prints of her artwork and poems, beaded earrings and gourd birdhouses. Prices range from $10-$20. Check out her work at shipponart.blogspot.com and shipponart.wordspress.com or her facebook art page @ednalorrishipp.  (will accept cash and checks)

Lesly Fredman Theatre on the Prowl Artistic Director, Lesly also gets much of her performance inspiration as co-founder of the Dancing Flowers for Peace (theatrical dance troupe of women over 40…50…60…) and a member of the SoulPrint Players, an InterPlay performance group. She will be offering Gift Certificates for creativity coaching and improvisation classes. She is a practicing reader,and one of her favorite activities on walks is to check out all the little libraries she encounters.  (will accept cash and checks)