Meet the Artist: SUN SIGNS' Jeff Williams

Meet the Artist: SUN SIGNS' Jeff Williams

I headed over to St. Pete for St. Printersburg and the very first face I saw was that of Jeff Williams. His little sign painting info table was the cutest ever and he was so happy about being there and sharing his sign painting know how. I could not resist. I had to ask him…to be on the blog.

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Meet the Artist: Bethany Mikell

Meet the Artist: Bethany Mikell

I met Bethany Mikell at the Orlando Museum of Art and her fiber work is glorious. She weaves and creates sumptuous clothing and accessories that are both soft and statement-making. She’s up in Asheville right now, making some new moves and I hope they know what they’ve got. If they don’t, they will soon.

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Quilting Is Cool

Quilting Is Cool

I come from a family of makers. While I’ve gone through periods of my life where I’ve dabbled in painting and jewelry-making and sewing, I’ve not stuck with a handicraft the way some of my friends have. Quilting, it seems, is on everyone’s mind. Orlando has its own Modern Quilt Guild and members have won awards throughout the nation for their unique designs.

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Sneak Peek of Duane Michals: The Portraitist

Sneak Peek of Duane Michals: The Portraitist

I visited the Snap! Orlando space and their latest exhibition of Duane Michals: The Portraitist. If you haven’t yet visited Snap! it’s an experience you shouldn’t miss. The current show was curated by Linda Benedict-Jones, former Curator of Photography at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and current Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University teaching the History of Photography. This collection is the first comprehensive overview of unique portraits by this influential photographer.

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Florida Calcite at Gillespie Museum

Florida Calcite at Gillespie Museum

If you have a passion for the prehistoric, then the Gillespie Museum at Stetson University in DeLand should be on your list to visit. This teaching museum is celebrating its sixtieth year and has more to offer than ever. This year I decided to dig in (get it? Dig?! LOL) to Florida nature and our unofficial state mineral, calcite, made the list.

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A Visit To Cassia Fresh Farm

A Visit To Cassia Fresh Farm

It was a chilly afternoon, but the sun hitting the farm kept her ten acres warm. We had just stepped out from her garden, in which she was growing onions, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, and more. The most interesting feature was the set of tomato vines hanging off of a frame at the back of the garden. 

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Schlumberger Jewels Bedazzle

Schlumberger Jewels Bedazzle

I got to experience one of the Gulf Coast’s best museums, was able to stand inches away from Guerrilla Girls, Monet, and Kara Walker and a wander through a divine little sculpture garden after tucking into yummy butter toast and a cup of hearty tomato basil bisque. There’s so much more to this museum than I ever imagined.

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