floating in florida

January 22, 2013 § 4 Comments

Florida mangroves

Florida mangroves created on a mini ipad.

A simple trip to Florida is my cure for the wintertime blues.  Creating art while traveling can be challenging between schlepping art materials and setting up.  With the arrival of a new year I’ve been sketching on my ipad mini and exploring it’s capabilities and finding simple ways to express my thoughts visually.  The portability and instant gratification is addicting.

Placida Florida Art Fair

Placida Florida Art Fair

Although Art Basel it is Not-on specified Saturdays spend a sunny morning at the Placida Art Fair located in a lazy fishing village on the southwest coast of Florida.   While there check out Joe’s Orchids-he’s truly a botanical artist and very generous with tips on growing orchids and bromeliads.

Joe's Orchids in Placida Florida Fishing Village.

Joe’s Orchids in the Placida Fishing Village.

After getting your fill of the Placida Fishing Village have lunch or dinner at the Fishery Restaurant.   It’s a local favorite that serves up tasty local seafood dishes with just the right amount of down home Floridian atmosphere.  Get a table by the window and watch the sun set on another fine day in Florida.

Sunset on Venice Beach, FL.

There it goes- another fine day in Florida…

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§ 4 Responses to floating in florida

  • Karen Koskores says:

    You’re making us jealous!! It’s absolutely freezing up here and only getting colder! Enjoy the sunshine and warmth. I may be asking you some questions about orchids as I have several on my windowsill that could use some attention. Best, Karen Koskores

    Sent from my iPad

    • OK-I must admit I’m back it the deep freeze just in time to commiserate with every one else right now. As for help with orchids-Joe uses ‘Better-Gro Controlled Release’ for orchids, bromeliads and house plants. I’m giving it a whirl on my own orchids and hoping it will invigorate them. The cold, dry weather isn’t helping…

  • cattywumpus says:

    Hi Donna
    You’re making me jealous too. I would love to talk to you about your ipad mini, and how you’re drawing/doing artwork on it. You’re right – it’s always such a schlep to bring along art supplies on a trip.

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