Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Florida Frolic

so glad to be back in the land of palm trees

toes in the sand

enjoying sunsets and silhouettes

 san carlos bay

pretty water vistas

more sunsets

lunch at the green flash on captiva
 shopping at matalacha

boat rides along mangrove shores

banyan trees

shelling on sanibel

tidepool sunrises

  pelicans and seagulls

pine island sound

playful dolphins

winter migrations

manatees at south seas plantation

even more sunsets

useppa island
native orchids

strangler vines--natures art
swamp walks

learning about america's first cowboys--florida's 'cow hunters'--ye haw!

atomic holiday bazaar at historic sarasota municipal auditorium--the site of my very first craft show

where I got to meet etsy celebs adam and coryn of dark cycle clothing 

checking in with athens homeboy greg pemberton at circus city architectural salvage in sarasota

   brocante vintage market in st. pete

and rare hues in tampa

So much to do--so little time!! I just love florida in early december because it's still relatively quiet--in one short month it will seem like a bazillion people are here---at least until april!  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

'The Art Village' at Renninger's

it was mega-inspiring to experience the creative energy of these talented young artists:
                              NATASHA RADOVICS SCHAIDT   and   BRYAN ABBEY
you can see their colorful, insightful, and uniquely fun range of works at Renninger's (Mt. Dora, FL)  located on the road between the twin markets--every Saturday and Sunday

both artists work in a wide range of medium
including vintage found object assemblage--my favorite!

being a wire freak, of course this piece caught my eye! 
 It was so great to meet you guys--good luck in all your creative pursuits! You ROCK!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Renninger's Extravaganza Mt. Dora, Florida

Take a little tour around the show! (this past weekend)

This pair stole the show--the small dog holds the leash of the big one in his mouth and walks him around. So darn cute!