Suwanee’s Art on A Limb program has officially kicked off.
Starting today, May 1, two pieces of art are being hidden along one of the greenway trails or within city parks daily throughout the month for residents and visitors enjoying the outdoors to find — and keep.
This year’s art pieces are called Suwanee Spirit Stones — actual stones covered with polymer clay and embellished with small crystals. The pieces are described as psychedelic, tie-dyed pot rocks and are the work of Ray and Jeannie Terhune, owners of Crafty Creations, a Peachtree Corners-based handcrafted sculpture and jewelry business that has been a regular vendor at Suwanee Fest since 2018. Each Spirit Stone features a Suwanee “S” and a polymer clay “limb,” and while the pieces can be displayed anywhere, they are designed to be “guardians” for plants in pots or in a garden.
Jeannie Terhune says the “critters” were a natural progression from polymer clay dimension jewelry forms.
“All of my creations are molded by hand from a non-toxic sculpting material made of PVC resin,” Jeannie Terhune said. “Once cured, the pieces are water- and fade-resistant; they are somewhat fragile, so should be handled with care.”
Anyone who finds a Suwanee Spirit Stone during the month of May is encouraged to share a photo with the city on social media — through Suwanee’s Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram account — with #ArtOnALimb2023.