This is the mosaic I donated to the new Natural Concepts Lifestyle Gallery in Daytona Beach, made from broken plates and tiles from the original 1947 American Legion Hall and Greyhound Bus Station.
I love to travel, and travel has always been a big inspiration for me personally and professionally. Bohemian in nature, a reincarnated gypsy from days gone by. If I am physically moving – in a car, plane, boat, train – I'm totally happy. I get cabin fever amazingly fast. A day-trip or an art show usually alleviates the feeling of being in one place too long.
I am convinced sea water courses through my veins.
I pursue my art as a full-time exhibiting artist doing both fine craft and fine art shows, showing primarily paper mosaics.
I continue to write as a contributing columnist and features writer at Sunshine Artist magazine, and have had photographs published in Coastal Living and The Sun magazines. I used to freelance as a travel writer and have a couple of book titles under my belt. Always looking for creative opportunities, I love public art, and have done some tile mosaic projects in Ocala and Cedar Key. I recently had the occasion to be the recipient of some old floor tile from the 1947 American Legion and Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Daytona Beach, FL. I have donated a large sunflower mosaic with some of the floor tiles for the organic cafe that will be part of the new renovation.
Feel free to click on over to www.free-range-van.weebly.com to see both the horse I created for Horse Fever in Ocala, 2001, and the Art Van, LuluBelle - which is a continuing labor of love!
I have been blessed enough to travel many places: England, Ireland, France Germany, Ecuador, Spain, Italy, Greece, Argentina. Most recently, I traveled back to Italy (second trip) in May of 2015, and visited Venice and Lido, as well as the Greek Islands of Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Olympia. In 2016, I traveled to Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. This June, The Mojito Sisters (www.thetravelingmojitosisters.weebly.com), DeeDee and I, visited Gullah Country in South Carolina on a little road trip. In August of 2017, we went on a trip through Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. Coming up in June, the Three Sisters unite again for a trip through Cape Cod and Nantucket and in December, DeeDee and I will be visiting Germany for the Christmas markets!
LIST OF SHOWS FOR 2018:
(CONFIRMED) Old Town Art Festival, St. Augustine, FL. Mar. 24-25, 2018
(CONFIRMED) 50th Annual Mandarin Art Festival, Jacksonville, FL Mar. 31- Apr. 1, 2018
(CONFIRMED) LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, Tallahassee, FL, Apr. 21-22, 2018
(CONFIRMED) Isle of Eight Flags, Fernandina Beach, FL May 5-6, 2018
(CONFIRMED) 17th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival, Sarasota, FL
June 9-10, 2018
(APPLIED) Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival, Jekyll Island, GA Sept. 14-16, 2018
(CONFIRMED) Downtown Stuart Crafts Festival, Stuart, FL Oct. 20-21, 2018
(APPLIED) 56th Annual Halifax Art Festival, Daytona, FL Nov. 3-4, 2018
(APPLIED) Cocoa Beach Art Festival, Cocoa Beach, FL Nov. 24-25, 2018
(APPLIED) Downtown Festival and Art Show, Gainesville, FL Dec. 1-2, 2018