Creative Creations

Monday, April 29, 2013

Jimmy and Marlene Hopkins have been creating steel and metal yard art for decades. The couple works out of their home in Woodstock under their company Creative Creations. Each year, Jimmy and Marlene travel around Georgia and the southeast selling their wares at festivals such as the Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain and the Dogwood Festival in downtown Atlanta in Piedmont Park. I got the chance to hang out with the couple as they showed me how they pieced together their works of art.

Jimmy Hopkins welds two pieces of steel together for one of the sculptures he and his wife Marlene create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Jimmy Hopkins welds two pieces of steel together for one of the sculptures he and his wife Marlene create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins (right) uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins (right) uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Jimmy Hopkins welds two pieces of steel together for one of the sculptures he and his wife Marlene create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Jimmy Hopkins welds two pieces of steel together for one of the sculptures he and his wife Marlene create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins shapes pieces into the correct position on one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins shapes pieces into the correct position on one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Jimmy Hopkins welds a stake onto one of the steel sculptures he and his wife Marlene create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Jimmy Hopkins welds a stake onto one of the steel sculptures he and his wife Marlene create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins shapes pieces into the correct position on one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins shapes pieces into the correct position on one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut a face into one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut a face into one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut a face into one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins uses a plasma torch to cut a face into one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Jimmy Hopkins grinds out a rough spot on one of the steel sculptures he and his wife Marlene create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Jimmy Hopkins grinds out a rough spot on one of the steel sculptures he and his wife Marlene create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins adds a coat of paint to one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins adds a coat of paint to one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins adds a coat of paint to one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins adds a coat of paint to one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

 

Marlene Hopkins adds a coat of paint to one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Marlene Hopkins adds a coat of paint to one of the steel sculptures she and her husband Jimmy create at their home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013.

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