Hi - I'm Ginger, a 7th-generation Alabamian.
I am married to the best person I have ever known, and we are smitten with our two sons -- who are just 15 months apart.
I love to travel, cook, read (nonfiction), and study folkways.
I enjoy self-taught / vernacular art, bottle trees, dioramas, seersucker, toile, WPA books, letterpress, handmade things, and Southern traditions/culture/folklore.
I care for our cat named Eugene Walter, three bantam hens who go by Tallulah, Zelda, and Nelle Harper Lee, and about a thousand red wigglers in a compost bin (each blessed with the name of an outstanding landsman).
I am a Creative Director at a magazine. I like to make things look fab.
I try to be a curator of kindness, goodness, and interesting experiences.
And I'm so happy you're here.
You can email me at:
ginger [at] deepfriedkudzu (dot) com
The cover of Juke Joint Soul CD - Courthouse protest in Harvard College Economics Review - Katrina pics in Louisiana PBS documentary, Surviving the Storm - Boll Weevil Monument pic in the French Journal Insectes - Bryant Store pic in the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, magazine OnStage - Various pics, Encyclopedia of Alabama - Several pics of Joe Minter's art environment for exhibit including him at Vulcan Park and Museum - Organizing feature at Apartment Therapy - Doe's Eat Place tamales at Gourmet.com
Causeyville General Store pic used in web interactive game 'Adventure A-Go-Go' for Starwood Hotel's new brand, Aloft Hotels - Monroeville Courthouse / Mockingbird pics in Good Reading Magazine - Pensacola Futuro house pic used by New York Daily News - Benjamin Butler pot in the National Park Service's literature at Lowell National Historic Park - Moundville pics in educational film on indigenous people by University of Chile
Slugburger at SeriousEats - Oxford Mound for the Institute of Southern Studies - Indian mound pics used in the movie The New Daughter - Gift wrap station idea produced for Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine - Snowman cutout for yard fun idea produced for Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine - Star of David idea produced for Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine - Dreidel pad game idea produced for Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine
Several pics in the book Alabama's Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom - Contributor, Best Road Trip Ever! iPhone App - Peaches Cafe pic for Barefoot Workshops Documentary - Poster in Crit Architecture Journal
Feature about DFK and making Easter baskets for children in homeless shelters, with a tutorial on naturally-dyed eggs, for the Publix Supermarket FamilyStyle magazine - Interview with me about DFK and travel in Alabama on the arts program, Tapestry, on the Bham public radio station, WBHM
Pic of American Village sounding board for Society of Colonial Wars book - Adjudicated grant applications for folk art fellowship, apprenticeship and roster for the Mississippi Arts Commission - Koolickle for FoodandWine.com - Vincent Oliver's Hippodrome for Black & White
Gee's Bend Quilt Mural for Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement book - Koolickle image at the BBC - 'I Heart Alabama Gulf Seafood' feature for Alabama Gulf Seafood promotion - Feature article about Deep Fried Kudzu in Sunday Anniston Star: Deep Fried Kudzu is Alabama Blogger's Love Letter to the South
Koolickle image for Scholastic's Action Magazine - Image purchased by McDonald's for local imagery in Tennessee - Source for 'Legends, Lore, and True Tales of the Chattahoochee' - Speaker, Alabama Community Scholars Institute, Alabama Folklife Association
Quoted, images for Yahoo! Shine feature on slugburgers - Consulted, Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods America for Birmingham show - Mound image for Architecture of First Societies: A Global Perspective - Museum image for 2nd ed Eat Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Unique Food Culture of the Crescent City - Images of Wade Wharton's Art Environment for SPACES - Rockower Award, Cover Design
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