My favorites I met Saturday at the Florida SpringsFest : These two little girls who took special sessions with the National Park Service to become National Park Service Junior Rangers. They carry with them their studies over the past few months and sport special badges proclaiming their achievements involving the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Big Talbot Island State Park & Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve! That’s how to educate our young to appreciate our incredible history, heritage and culture of the great state of #Florida!!!
Gave talks Monday and Tuesday to groups and “sign”ed books afterward!
Come out to the Florida SpringsFest this weekend on March 4th and 5th at Silver Springs State Park! I’ll be there only on the 4th to “sign” a FREE personal copy of my new book, ‘Aquatic Adventures” in the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute booth!!
Been working away on my Swampy’s Florida books all week while also trying to stop a cold. The last couple of days have been real trying, but I’m hoping the cold will calm this weekend. The cold has managed to slow me down quite a bit and I’m filling wastebaskets with tissues.
The goal is to complete two of the books to a point before returning to working on my annual Christmas card. the clock is ticking! 🙂
During a political forum Thursday night, I got a chance to add watercolor. Hope to get more done Monday night at another forum. In the meantime trips to Gainesville and toward Spring Hill lie ahead.
The first was a visit with the friends I was staying with this past weekend. Sandy Rhodes Huff & her husband Bill attend Heritage United Methodist Church in Clearwater. Bill was singing with the church quartet. Thanks to them for their hospitality again and cheers to Bill for a great performance. The first sketch is of the pastor done from the back of the room, as usual.
After the hike a run to Ocala for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Mt. Zion AME Church. Got a lot more sketching done and learned lots about the church. More over at Swampy’s Florida. The rest of the sketches are from that visit. Bit of a handicap here as I left my glasses in the automobile and I was in back of the room.
A more than full day and I’m fully pooped!
Here’s a painting I finished last night. The painting is from a photograph I took along the Cross Florida Greenway hiking trail in Central Florida. Critters were added. This painting is part of my Swampy’s Floridqa collection.
Contact me if you are interested in getting one of these paintings for yourself!
This painting includes the famous Bridal Palm at Silver Springs State Park, here in Florida.
This painting will be available as a print soon.
The setting for this painting is Silver Springs in Marion County, Florida. I’ve set the board up for watercolor. Paint to be applied next!
This will be available as a print through Swampy’s Florida.