Fab Florida

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I am so honored to be featured on the website FabFlorida.com! Writer Christine Sansbury saw my artwork at FOUND Treasures for Living in Dunedin recently and approached me about doing a blog post which would highlight my art. FabFlorida is an online magazine curating the most fabulous finds, places, artisans and products all unique to the Sunshine State. Check out the feature here …

Custom Work…

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This custom ordered piece went to its new home the other day! Adapted from a larger piece I created, this version of “Unpathed Waters” had been requested to give as a birthday gift. The “canvas” used was a vintage wood and galvanized drawer and little elements were added to make the piece more personal. I love creating something knowing who it’s for… The next custom project centers around coastal Maine. I can’t wait to get started!

To Unpathed Waters…

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“Unpathed Waters”

Made with vintage ephemera (nautical chart, artwork from a 1948 souvenir program, Spanish postage stamp)

Quote is from Winter’s Tale, Act IV, Scene 4 by William Shakespeare

This piece can be seen in person at this weekend’s Brocante Market!

Good Start…

Looking north toward the downtown Sarasota from the approach to the Siesta Key Bridge.
Looking north toward downtown Sarasota from the approach to the Siesta Key Bridge.

Every weekday I get to drive over the north bridge to Siesta Key on my way to my part-time office job. Every day that I drive over this bridge I am grateful. I am always grateful for where I live – I have to thank my parents profusely for having me in Florida and not someplace where the temperature is hovering around freezing right now. But I feel more acutely aware of my gratitude whenever I am near the water. Every single time I drive over this bridge I am blown away by the beauty of this amazing place that is my home… This morning the bridge was up, the tide was out and I was fortunate enough to stop my vehicle in a spot that was perfect to take a quick photo. Pretty good way to start a day…

Bay Front Mystery

rocksFor a while now someone has been creating cool rock formations in my neighborhood. The first creations we saw were next to the sidewalk along the main road that runs through the neighborhood. Then they started showing up in the water at the little bay front park near my house. When the tide is out you can see them really well. But even at high tide you can see the tops of some of them – like natural pieces of art created for anyone passing by to see. Each one looks like it has been well thought out – stacked precisely and with great care…rocks2

I am so intrigued by these rock formations. I wonder who is making them. I am grateful I live in a neighborhood where this would happen. Part of me wants to know: who? what? when? where? why? how? But part of me simply enjoys the mystery of it all…

Favorite Places – New Pass Grill

New Pass Grill is not fancy – the menu is limited, you place your order at the counter and seating is at picnic tables or bar stools outside. But the view is amazing and anytime I have been there, no matter how I was feeling, I instantly felt better. The best table in the house resides in the sand – you can take off your shoes and if the tide’s just right you can put your feet in the water while you eat. Just a little bit of Heaven on earth and it’s a quick 10 minute drive from where I live… Lucky me…