Monday, March 23, 2009

Art Fair

My tent and my shop keepers...?! The one is sleepy because she got up at 5 am.....

Weston ArtWalk and Showtime.....Sunday, March 22, 2009
My first participation in Art Fair, I was given a 10 x 10 feet tent, and three 6 feet long tables, to sell Photos, Weavings, Paintings, Beads Bracelets and earrings, little dolls......etc etc.
It was fun, to see people's reactions to my products, to talk to strangers, to know other artists....but I didn't know a lot of things I should know, fex, how to "show" my art to attract people in better way, what kind of things people buy or not buy, time I will do better.
We were up at 5 am, had to be there at 6:30am, setting up must be done by 9:30 am, and ArtWalk was opened at 10 am and closed at 5 pm. Very nice buildings and palm trees around, the main street where our tents were, was beautiful and clean, the weather was perfect (except occasional gusty wind, that was crazy!!) it was a very nice Sunday.
I didn't make enough money to cover the expenses....and the money I made was gone for the dinner after the ArtWalk with my daughter, her friend, and my niece (she had some paintings to sell at my tent) who stayed all day and helped me, but it was worth. Thank you!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Real Rainy Days

March 18 and 19, 2009 It doesn't happen a lot here....that we have perfect rainy days. I mean, we have showers, suddenly started and suddenly gone kind of showers in the Summer, but NOT this continuous rain rain rain all day kind of rainy days.
It started the night of Tuesday, was raining all Wednesday, and surprisingly still raining in the morning of Thursday. I was outside taking the raindrops on tree leaves excitingly yesterday morning!! And found these flowers, our first spring flowers - Tabebuia - just started to bloom, look even more beautiful in the rain.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Huge and Baby Alligators

This one was a huge Alligator, maybe 8 feet? he just came out of the water. This little island was full of Birds' nests, he wanted some food.....??
On the other hand, the upper photo was a baby Alligator, only one and a half feet.....!! We found these two in places far apart, so maybe not related but who knows??
Taken at Wakodahatchee Wetland, Delraybeach, Florida.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

February 28, 2009
Spent the day in Miami with my friends from Germany. We've been to Bayside Marketplace, driving around the city, and I dropped them off the Hotel close to the Airport for they would leave the next morning back to Germany. The hotel supposed to be only "one mile North of the Airport", but driving distance was way more than one mile. We almost lost, made a wrong turns, missed the right street.....(that's why I hate to drive in Miami!!) then we just passed by this gorgeous tree, I have to make a U-turn and took some shots.
Red Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok tree. The flower is like a fist size and very tall tree. Flowers before the leaves, and produce cotton-like seeds afterwards. The real Kapok trees, which have white or pale pink flowers, have good quality kapoks, which is used to fill pillows and mattresses, but this Red Silk Cotton Tree's seeds are inferior quality......Actually, I saw this flower before, and i saw the cotton-seeds before, but now, for the first time, it clicked that they are the same tree.