Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nature Connects....A Lego Brick Exhibition at McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach, Fl.

Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and hopefully enjoying nice weather!

This weekend my two daughters and S-I-L came up to visit. We were already missing them immensely. I love when they come to visit because we always have lots of fun. :)

So this Sunday we all went to the McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach, Fl. to see an AWESOME Lego Sculpture Exhibition by New York Artist Sean Kenney. The Exhibition is called "Nature Connects" . The artist has created 27 Individual Lego Brick Sculptures  and he has used over a Million Lego Bricks to create them. His Lego Exhibition is touring the US through 2019....So if the exhibition comes to a Botanical Gardens near you......Please go and see it. :)

If you would like to read more about the Artist Sean Kenney please go to his site which is:
www.seankenney.com

You can also see the sculptures on the McKee Botanical Gardens site:
http://www.mckeegarden.org/current-exhibition.php

Here are a few of the photos I took: (NOTE: If you read on the Fun Fact Information card above each photo you will see how many Lego Pieces were used to create each one. See lower left hand side.


                                                   LEGO LAWNMOWER

                                                      LEGO GARDEN WORKER

                                                  LEGO ROSE IS 7 FEET HIGH

                                                    LEGO BUTTERFLY IS 5 FEET HIGH

                                                          LEGO BISON AND CALF
                                                          FRONT VIEW OF LEGO BISON

                                         LEGO GOLDFINCHES (I WANT THIS ONE) :)

                                                  LEGO AMERICAN BUMBLEBEE
Hope you enjoy the photos!
Hugs

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SPIRIT DOLL

Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and keeping busy creatively!
Today I am posting about a Spirit Doll. I created it, for a swap for my online group Mixed Media Studio.
Her name is Hama which in Japanese means beach or shore. When you see the photos of her you will agree that is the Perfect name for her. :)
Hama loves walking on the beach , (even though you won't see her because she is a Spirit Doll) collecting shells, drift wood, sea glass and any other lovelies she can find. She loves to wear the shells  and also sea weed that she collects from the bottom of the ocean to adorn the bottom of her dress.
She carries her blessings in her clear bottle on her necklace around her neck!
                                              HAMA THE SPIRIT DOLL
                                                FACE CLOSE-UP OF HAMA
 BOTTOM PART OF SPIRIT DOLL HAMA ....SEA WEED WITH SHELLS  ON BOTTOM OF HER DRESS
                                           

Hope you like her.
Hugs

Thursday, February 19, 2015

TAG IT!

Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and keeping busy creatively! :)
Over here in Fl our temperatures have been really low for us. Tonight it is in the 30's. Brrrrrrrrrr
Most of the people here are not used to these temps. :(
I have my warm socks on and my flannel pants. :) So I am toasty! LOL
I know this is WARM WEATHER to all on the East Coast starting from New York up to Canada but here it is unseasonably cold!
But I enjoy the change in weather because , I know  that really soon it will be really hot here again!

Recently I took part in a swap where we were to create a Tag using lines, a shape and texture!
This is the Tag I created:

Hope you like it!
Hugs

Monday, February 16, 2015

Crewel Stitchery

Hi Friends,

Just want to share with you a Crewel Stitchery that I just finished.
I used wool yarn to stitch it. It is 14 1/2 inches by 18 1/2 inches.
I love how it turned out but those French Knots had me in a Knot! LOL
Now that it is done, I am happy I finished it.
Still don't know if I will make it into a pillow or frame it.
Hugs and hope you like it.





Sunday, February 15, 2015

Quiet Sunday!

Hi Friends,

Hope that all of you had a lovely Valentine's Day !
Hope that Cupid's arrows didn't hurt too much! LOL
Here are a few things I made with a Valentine Theme.
Hope you like them.

Hugs and love to all!

                                       Mixed Media Collage ATC
                                                     Mixed Media Collage ATC
                                                   Mixed Media Collage Hanging ATC

                          Fabric Postcard with a Machine Felted Heart with ribbons, fabric bits, yarns and other embellishments

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Fun Places to Visit in Fort Pierce, Fl.....Heathcote Botanical Gardens , St. Lucie County History Center and the AE Backus Museum and Gallery

Hi Friends,

Sorry I have been absent from Blog Land but I haven't forgotten all of you! :)
Life just gets in our way sometimes! But here I am! SMILE
Hope you are all doing well and are happily creating fun things.

Recently I went on an outing and visited Three very interesting places:The Heathcote Botanical Garden, St. Lucie County History Center and the AE Backus Museum and Gallery all in Fort Pierce, Fl.
I don't have photos of the  A.E.Backus Museum but you can look for it online. :)
If you like to stroll through a peaceful Botanical Garden, Heathcote Botanical Gardens is the place to visit. I really enjoyed their James L. Smith Bonsai Gallery. It is a permanent Gallery displaying 100 tropical bonsai from Master Smith's collection , and special rotating exhibits by guest bonsai artists.The bonsai can be studied in the round as living sculptures while walking the winding pathways of the gardens.
Here are some of the Bonsai photos:

                                                       
   
                             
At the St. Lucie  County History Center the first thing I saw was the 1908 Gardner House. The house was taken off the homestead where it was for many years and brought to the current location. I really was taken back by it's size.....very tiny in the inside. :(
It was really interesting to see all the old furnishing, some clothing and the kitchen.
Here are some photos of it:

                                                      1908 Gardner House
                                                                      Main room of the house
                                                            Bedroom /Sewing room
                                                                       Stove
                                                          Kitchen Items

The Museum itself holds a unique position in the history of Florida and the treasure Coast. Along the shores the early Ais Tribe once fished, Spanish sailors shipwrecked, and Seminole people hunted.
Here, soldiers and settlers forged the future of Florida and pioneers endured hardships and enjoyed prosperity.St. Lucie County History Center depicts the region's rich history with colorful exhibits,artifacts, photographs and dioramas. Thirteen permanent exhibits explore the local timeline.
Including Florida's Early People,a Seminole Encampment, the Old Fort Pierce and Seminole War.
Here are some photos:

                                                                Seminole Indian Dress
                                                                 Seminole  Indian Crafts
                                                     Seminole Encampment
                                                               Artifacts
                                                         Replica of a Spanish Treasure Ship          
                                                          Fishing Equipment
                                                                     Historical Quilt Information
                                                          Historical Quilt 1986
                                                           Close-up of one Quilt Block
                                                           Close-up of Quilt Block

Close-up of Quilt Block

Hope you enjoy the photos!
Hugs