Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
͠ ĕĒ ͟ǡ ͚͙͘͞
For more information on these & other Cultural Center events:ĜĜĜǤĒĒĈĈǦĆėęĘǤĔėČ
434 S. Main St., Madison Ga. (706) 342-4743 (877)233-0598
ANTIQUE SHOW& SALE
FREE Lectures 9AM Friday & Saturday. Preview
Party 6-9PMThursday Feb.23.The best inAmerican
Antiques. Furniture, Pottery, Art, Silver, textiles, &
Sponsored by: Rosie & Don Becker
Choosing the right Medicare
coverage can be confusing.
Ζ FDQ KHOS \RX ȴQG WKH
Medicare plan that’s right
for you and your budget.
1HHG DQ DRUGDEOH 0HGLFDUH
SODQ WKDWȇV LQ VWHS ZLWK \RXU OLIH"
This is an advertisement. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency is the d/b/a, or assumed name, of Insphere Insurance
Solutions, Inc. which is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Not all agents
are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state.
HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
0HGLFDUH _ +HDOWK _ 6PDOO *URXS _ /LIH _ 6XSSOHPHQWDO
Ζ &DQ +HOS
/LFHQVHG ΖQVXUDQFH $JHQW %HQHȴWV
Call me at
for personalized service today!
Jackie Hatcher pos-
ing with the lion
Floyd painted on her
her window painting
by painting win-
dows in downtown
Lavonia.C ONTINUED TO PAGE 10
Ms. Cathy Cavin, Mrs. Judy Kerr, and Kevin McClain offered me,”
Floyd said. “And I soaked up everything they could teach me like a
sponge. With the help of all these people, my proclivity grew into a
passion.” Now, the 19-year-old University of North Georgia sopho-
more is turning that passion for creativity into a career.
The Franklin County native began to think about art as a way to
make money while she was still in high school. Her mother encour-
aged her to begin accepting commission work. Floyd found she was
well received in the community and began doing paintings for anyone
who contacted her. When she wasn’t busy with commissions, she was
creating art to sell on Facebook.
Her father, Eddie Floyd, and grandfather, Larry Floyd, soon gave
her a small gallery space in the paint department of Morgan Hard-
ware, the family business.
It was while she was working at Morgan’s that she painted her first
set of windows. It was fall, and Floyd said she was obsessedwith flow-
ers around that time. Taking inspiration from Van Gogh, she bright-
ened up the storefront with giant sunflowers.
Storeowners in downtown Lavonia began to take notice and of-
fered Floyd the opportunity to paint their storefront windows as well.
Since that time, Floyd has maintained a steady stream of clients from
Lavonia, Carnesville, Royston and Toccoa.
After graduating from Franklin County High School, Floyd en-
rolled in the art program at the University of North Georgia in
Dahlonega. Wanting to continue her window painting business,