Plein air in Lake Worth saw artists in our lovely laid back community. Throughout the past three days artists were spotted with their easels. They covered our neighborhoods from Royal Poinciana, Downtown Jewel, Tropical Ridge, Mango Grove and of course Parrot Cove.
The completed art works depict a wide variety of colorful quirky cottages . The artists courageously endured our tropical Florida heat. This was the 14th International World Wide paint our where En Plein Air painters around the world participated in tandem. Groups gathered in Australia in England to Rio from the Florida Panhandle, to Tampa, to Lake Worth. The Lake Worth Art League organized this event for our area. And will again next year for the 15h Annual World Wide paint out.
One artist was heard to say excitedly that our town was very colorful and extremely paintable.
The cottage owners were all delighted and offered the artists umbrellas, cold drinks, chairs and just out right generous hospitality. Artists were not confined to the comprehensive self guided driving and walking tour map available from our Information Center located at the Cultural Plaza. Many artist toured the city prior to selecting the gems that appealed to them most.
A bi- product was photographers and even a visitor from Miami not here to paint, had a group with her, she follows me on face book and just wanted to do the walking tour.
Your all invited to the Reception held Saturday Sept. 17, 7-9 pm to meet the artists and view the completed impressionistic renderings of our Lake Worth Cottages.
Diner en blanc, 8 photos from, Yes, Diner en blanc Lake Worth we missed one year but this year it is just around the corner. Get the Buzz going. Been told how to have it, where to have it, It does not work that way. It is about friends, inviting friends, about wearing white and the location is a secret but let me assure you it is fabulous. The cost free donations accepted covers location, publicity. You bring the food, you bring the table ware you bring what you want. These are just some of the photos from last time. Good memories, good people. If you wish to make advance plans regarding not cooking but ordering we will give you a heads up a day or so in advance. Please send your request for more information to Lakewortharts@gmail.com yours truly. use the heading “
cold Cherry soup
” It would be nice to have a preliminary count. Blanc means White not yellow not speckled.
Half way through the Adult Art Camp at Lake Worth Art League. Yeah and what a fun social evenings our Thursday nights have turned out. Collage was an eye opener it was not just cut and paste. We created and discovered cubism in the process. We were introduced to Americas premier collage artist
by New York Artist Romare Bearden
Romar Bearden legitimized this art form and is seen in some major art museums. and we thought it was child’s play . This week we continue with Mail Art. Yes there is a history to this art form also. We will take our social interaction and share it with friends via snail mail. Bring with you your address book your favorite pen and everything else will be provided.
LOL looks familiar found on Google images.
See you Thursday 6:30 p.m. for an hour with friends creating no experience necessary. Lake Worth Art League 604 Lucerne Ave. in by reserve your seat. Open from noon to 7 p.m. for the summer.
Weekends! This week we have the fabulous $5 breakfast at the mocking-bird gardens 21ist and n D st. But how has yours started? As the “LakeWortheveryminute.com” author I entertained a guest last weekend. Hope yours this week plays out like this. I’m always open to my artist friends from Miami and try to show them around Lake Worth and what all it has to offer. Like a diverse mostly engaging happy community. Part of that is always a trip to our Lake Worth Beach, either for the sunrise or for turtle watching, shelling or just plain chilling. It’s their get a way. They never leave disappointed late Sunday. I leave the options open and totally to them. A different restaurant this time, always the beach. Galleries you can walk to. An art film, and just strolling up /down our avenues. Turtle watching I promised and we got lucky at this site, we spotted, my count 35 little guys heading for the water. Someone else counted 40. Priceless. We met with some folks from Tropical Ridge who are about to get engaged in their neighborhood. Told them their meeting was this coming Monday at the Towers at 6 p.m. Doing my share to assist. We made this open house. I always try to get my artist friends to invest up here. Like I always say Lake Worth is a cross between Key West and the old Coconut Grove. So we looked at this open house and if you didn’t make it for the cottage tour, it doesn’t get better. It is available for sale. Also it was one of the cottages that was on the Cottage Tour. We drove by one of the original Little Free Libraries.
Dean Sherwin’s ” Little Free Library “mini me”.
As a matter of fact Sherri was with me when we first took all the wood to Dean’s home workshop and started building this one, mine and Ted Johnson’s the precursor to what now you see all around Lake Worth. Not sure how many there are but has to be close to 50We dropped by the Lake Worth Art League they had a Sunday afternoon reception they are always open to everyone, once a month. Back to the beach for the second time and found a little mermaid gathering sea shells.
little mermaid gathering her sea shells
A Lake Worth family boarding with their kids. Now see this guy below, well he has now officially retired from Lake Worth High and brought his bride with to this very spot, yes . This has been where I have photographed him in the exact spot, the past 4 years and always reading the paper. Wonder who recognizes him? Further down the beach was practice for the upcoming Special Olympics. Never a dull moment in Lake Worth. Now the next photo is because it got far more crowded than you see but i took it from the shower on the south side close to Benny’s on the Beach which has now for the 3rd consecutive week been missing the handles so no one can use it. I reported it to the Life Guards who assured me they reported it to maintenance. but still it is not fixes. Hello Lake Worth. Then my photo as this is the next painting in my series, see the resemblance to the artist Dega? and the last thing we did on Monday as she headed home was to drop our donation off at the Farm Workers Council the decision was based on the fact that they do not sell they give to those who need. Have a great weekend and don’t forget the last Sunday of the month $5 breakfast.
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I may well be the first person in Lake Worth to have done this.
I’ve watched Mari Kon on Ted Talk on Google Talk on Good Morning America and thought I need this,
I need clarity in my life. Been stuck since, well, two years now. Finally a large box full of letters that were post marked 2.5 years ago, worn by moving and damaged by rain, unopened gave me the urge. With my friend visiting
I proposed we tackle this project. She happened to have a bag of kids clothes in her car. serendipity! Sheri my friend had just finished an arduous job doing some ones bathroom in concrete faux finish, the hottest trend in Miami. So our beach is always a welcoming respite. It was a bit of a shock. Some clothes felt like old friends meant to be together. Anything with stains went in the trash, OUT. Lucky, my friend knew some clothing were not my personality,
testing, yes, they actually can stand up
here is one i used to roll and it does take more space than the one folded standing up
Some I could not justify had no idea I even owned them. Yes duplicates of t shirts. It was hard to let go of some, but if they did not “spark joy”. Sheri my friend was there and championed the effort. After all she had a bag of kids clothes to give away. Now my large bag of gently used, abused wardrobe will benefit someone else. The 10 bathing suit wardrobe well they remain as I love Lake Worth Beach and visit it as often as possible some days twice. Prior to moving here I owned one Bikini, OK have not tackled phase two, which is supposed to be books, however, as I will have a Little Free Library up soon. They will go there. Even my personal stash of books needs to be going through. Here is the new location of the Farm workers council. I went to the old address and found myself at the Lake Worth Herald. They redirected me. Rosalinda the other case-workers accepted our donations graciously. With this new “Spark of Joy” i may see more sunrises and get in some early swims.