So every year I go to the Keyes to work on a wonderful house. My family comes with me and one of my dearest friends who happens to be married to my cousin. Even though it's a working vacation I truly love being able to spend time here with everyone. I love the house. It's beach retro perfection. I just do a little updating on the furniture and decor. #decoratingwithvintagefinds#thefloridakeys#spendingtimewithfriendsandfamily#beachretro
This corner of a bigger painting reminds me of 'The Sandbar' where I spent most weekends when I was in high school in the Florida Keys. Have you ever been there? How did you spend free time when you were a teen? I'm glad I survived the high speed boat races I loved back then and the salt life! 🌊
It continues to amaze me how we can travel through space and time and wonder with the creative process, especially intuitive and inquisitive painting! The islands are still in my heart, along with the mountains! I moved to a tiny town called Tavernier at MM 89 in the upper Florida Keys when I was 15 from an even smaller town in wild and wonderful West Virginia, where I was born on a hippie farm at the end of a country road. I went to the University of Florida following in my Dad's Gator footsteps. His family lived in Florida for many generations before he moved 'back to land' with my mom (who was from Maine originally). I did the corporate thing in South Florida for a while where I met my husband and had our twin boys. Visiting my parents in the Keys was our way to escape the fast pace of Fort Lauderdale before we moved to the woods in the Blue Ridge mountains on the NC/GA border where we live now. I've so enjoyed connecting with people around the world thanks to instagram and online art groups. 💞 Where in the world are you today?
This painting inspired another one called "MM89 Bayside" that I shared in recent blog post with new paintings at ThriveTrue.com/Summer2018 (or link to blog in profile)
I'm also hosting a new Playful Painting Mini Series course if you'd like to loosen up and explore the joy of painting with me. 🎨. .
I'm participating in the #insanelyinspiredinstagram prompts with @passioncolorjoy this week. This is part of #sharingmystory for Day 1. .
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