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  • Almost summer here in the land of mermaids.

    We're only in April, but we've already seen the 90s and festival season is in full swing.

    I've had a great start with winning awards from two shows. A judge;s award from the Deland Outdoor Art Festival in March and an honerable mention at the Tampa Bay Times Fine Arts and Crafts at the Florida Blueberry Festival in April. This is a exciting way to start 2017.

    Next up will be a show at a beautiful botanical garden- Cedar Lake Woods and Gardens in Williston, Fl, not far from Gainsville. Can't wait to see the the place and spend some time with family after the show.

    At the end of July, I'm traveling back to Wisconsin to one of my farovite places. the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend to be in the Art and Chalk Festival. That sounds really interesting. I love chalk work, especially those trompe de l'oeil pieces that make you think the earth is opening up right there on the sidewalk.

    August will be break-time before I start the fall season in September. It will be nice to spend some time at the beach and in the pool. I also have plans for some wall pieces I want to complete, so I' ll be keeping out of mischief.

  • Spring is almost here...

    Switching from Wisconsin's seasons to Florida's has taken a bit of getting used to. In Wisconsin, show season was over by Christmas. Down here, we're just getting into full swing in January. I've enjoyed traveling the state and checking out new venues. I've met a lot of great people and have been finding my way through the myriad of events and festivals available to me.

    I'm begining to become more of a Floridian every day. Last weekend was cool and windy for the show in  Dade City and i was bundled up just like the natives.

  • I appreciated the elephants...

    Last weekend was hot, hot, hot, but that didn't stop about 3,000 peple from attending Elephant apprecition at Two Tails Ranch. We were able to stay cool with our fan and even share some of the breeze with our customers who were very grateful. The elephants were magnificent as were the beautiful bears ad white tigers. What an exciting experience.