T R O P I C A L I A : drawing the rainforest

For years I have forged every sea creature imaginable out of metal.  Every squid, blowfish, jellyfish, and octopus have been reimagined in my sketchbook and later created in silver and gold.

Lately, my surroundings have taken me in a different direction.  Florida’s subtropical landscape has seeped into my subconscious.  I am surrounded by bananas, plumeria, succulents, mangoes, and palms.  Lush foliage forms are starting to appear in my drawings and metalwork.  It’s an exciting time for me, I feel like I am on a new voyage of discovery, new forms and lines are springing from the end of my pencil.

 

I have to say, I’m looking forward to working in my studio today!

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six down, four to go

We have passed the center point of our run of 10 shows in a row- and I’m tired!  Planning on getting a good night’s sleep before we open up in Venice, FL for the 17th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic.  Venice Avenue is lined with great restaurants, which makes for a really great afternoon at the art show.  We’re going to have beautiful weather, so come out to see us if you’re in the area!

southbound

Off to the Southernmost Point this weekend- we will be participating in the Old Island Days Art Festival in Key West once again.  The Key West Art Center and Gallery hosts us on the streets of Old Town for this one of a kind event.  We have lots of new work to share, and we will be sure to bring back lots of pictures of our favorite place!

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We’ve been busy…

Four shows (in a row) down, six to go- our Florida schedule is not for the faint of heart!   This weekend we will be in Estero, FL (on the SW side) for the Coconut Point Art Festival. Lots of new work to show since our last visit there!  Here’s the event information:  Coconut Point Art Festival

new for ArtFest Fort Myers

This weekend is one of our favorite shows- ArtFest Fort Myers is held on the waterfront in a revitalized downtown setting- it’s happening!  So much fun to be a part of this event, the crowds come out for a great selection of juried art, and to enjoy the shops and restaurants in a historic downtown setting.  We will be in space #170 on Edwards Drive, in front of the yacht basin.  I just finished this new tusk shell and carved mother of pearl necklace to share with you!

off to the left coast

Sarasota, FL is this weekend’s destination- we will be showing at the St. Armand’s Circle Art Festival.  The circle is a really happening shopping and dining destination on the road to Lido Key- it’s a great place to spend the afternoon, and the art festival is a perfect addition to the scene.  Come out and join the fun!

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stocking up for Sebastian

 

one of our favorite shows is happening next weekend- the 17th annual Sebastian Riverfront Art and Music Festival!  A beautiful setting, exceptional artwork, and a fun town to visit- make a day of it!  Hot Pink is playing on Sunday, they’re a blast!

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