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Solomon’s Castle

I originally wrote this piece for Florida Fringe Tourism, but they have gone away, so I thought I’d copy it here for posterity. In the outback of Hardee county lies a shiny treasure, full of art, whimsy, and…puns. In the parking lot, see if you can spot any turtles in the pond. Then head down the Yellow Brick Road (painted… (more…)

Butterfly Keeper, Nelleke Schoemaker

Calvin Nicholls

Batman Pumpkin Carving


The Maiden: Astonishing Incan Mummy


Sandra Lee Childs

There I was, minding my own business, looking for lizards on Etsy, when I saw this. Sandra Lee is a beader, sculptor, and painter of gourds. She is not only known for her realistic animal sculpture and stunning beadwork, but as a “Pet Fairy Godmother.” Her love of critters certainly shines through. Be sure to check out the rest of… (more…)

Greyfox, by Jacki Just-Pienta

Links: 29 May 2015

The Flower House Project

September Room

Gear and Pie make interesting jewelry, mostly from enameled brass. I thought their shop was named for the run-up to Halloween, but no, they just happened to set up their space Bangkok workshop in September. Thus, September Room. Not all of their work is dark. Some is whimsical, and they have some great geometric pieces. But you only get to see the… (more…)

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