Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Southern Backroads Dereliction

These are some of the cool old places I have come across lately in my backroads country travels























I love them all and can only hope for a restoration sometime in their future!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Jane Taylor -- Metal Sculptor/Folk Artist

a visit to folk artist Jane Taylor's wonderland of rusty inspiration is the perfect antidote for winter doldrums


inspiration is found everywhere you look

and creativity runs totally rampant


inside are amazing lamps and light fixtures

super sick furniture




cool accessories

and amazing artwork






I'm junk-drunk within minutes as Jane lets me pick through her vast treasure trove of supplies for some cool pieces to use in my future projects. I think this is what heaven would look like for us crazy rust-lovers!

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!