Teachers reward

My intentions are to record all the cool things that happen just about every day here in paradise. Yesterday was just one of those moments.   Had I my IPad with, I would have shared immediately, such was my delight. FullSizeRender 3 This Lake Worth every minute took place at our Post Office.  I had to post quite a few letters and of course they were artsy.   I always go to the same window even if I have to wait.  So with a smile the post mistress looks and returns my smile and she says.  “Oh  I just got one of those decorated envelopes, it was really cool.” ” Just a half hour ago”.  “Here let me show you”  She brings it out and from far away I can already see that this one is spectacular.  She flips it around and I notice it has my name on it.  “Thats for me!”  actually it was for the Lake Worth Art League Mail Art CALL (had my name on it also.) FullSizeRender 2

Wow I thought she was my student  from last weeks  Adult Art Camp. We covered the history of Mail Art starting with Cleopatra,  to the mail art  available at MOMA to our own small collection at the Lake Worth Historical Museum that was done for our Centennial.  This was truly a lesson that took.FullSizeRender  And what a great way to have that gift of learning be recognized so immediately .  Thank You Bunny.  She is a new resident to Parrot Cove and a fiber artist who recently joined the LWAL.   IMG_1597 The Adult Art Camp continues this week with Lynne Pittard who is a recognized syndicated TV art instructor.  Her class will have hand outs and lots of Tips and Tricks for us.  Classes are from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Thursdays and we recommend if your attending please call in to register by this evening 7 p.m. .  561 586 8666.  LWAL is at 604 Lucerne Ave.

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Adult Art Camp continues

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. IMG_1506FullSizeRender 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 Beardon

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.

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.

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your weekend could be just as interesting

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.   FullSizeRenderTurtle 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. P1000513 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 Sherwins little FLL "mini mez".

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 50IMG_3760We 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

little mermaid gathering her sea shells

Lake Worthians

Lake Worthians

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 .  IMG_3745This 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 theFullSizeRender 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 IMG_3792has 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. IMG_3767 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 homeIMG_3959 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.

Editors note:  anyone who has a great story with pictures is welcome to submit here and share.

 

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A new spark

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,

BEFORE

BEFORE

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

AFTER

AFTER

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

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

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.IMG_20160725_134556449  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. IMG_20160725_134809944_HDR 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.

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Whats it like Adult Art Camp?

The tables were set we had colors in front of us and lots of paper on entering,  Within minutes of introduction to the project. About  that precise moment anything from the outside world was left outside the door of the Lake Worth Art League. We were lost in a happy state of  creativity.P1000444 The difference between this and the children’s camps is the attention span.  This I can attest to as I taught Summer Art Camp at the Bass Museum on Miami Beach

Elise Crohn our instructor

Elise Crohn our instructor

We were given handouts and instruction in real-time.  Basically  everything ,we needed to know, to go it alone, if we liked it.   Everything was inclusive in this class and in the hand outs it gave instructions where,  how, we could get the $60 plus supplies needed to get into gelli printing and the knowledge to do so.  P1000446 One of the reasons the Lake Worth Art League  is doing this series is we know there are a lot of talented and curious residents in our community who just have not had the opportunity to delve into nirvana like this.  The Shuffleboard Court via the Armory Annex offered classes that we were above the median income and affordability of Lake Worth residents.  P1000456 LWAL is limited as to who we can offer this to as we have very limited space, therefore adults only.  This is a six weeks of fun and relaxation for those wanting to know more about the different art forms. To be continued next thursday evening with “Collage” so stay tuned for that report.  Better yet join us.!  We are in the center of town so walk, bike we are not so far away.

Happy camper

Happy camper

Sign up at the Lake Worth Art Gallery,  604 Lucerne Ave.  The summer hours are noon to 7 p.m.

PS reminder there is a film being screened tonight Friday July 22, at dusk on the Cultural Plaza half a block from Lake Worth Art League so drop by. We are open till 8 tonight.

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Adult Art Camp

Make your reservation now!  Yes,  6:30 – 8 pm one and half hours of creative fun, relaxation for the next six Thursdays  at Lake Worth Art League  604 Lucerne Ave.   We have heard how expensive classes are and we at the LWAL have crafted this for our community.  Did you really have the bucks to spend $200 for less than 4 hours to make a cacti terrarium.?  After our R and R and fun head out to the local* establishments with your new-found friends and neighbors.

the first class will teach you this.

the first class will teach you this.

Sign up for all six at  $100 includes materials and save.  At the end go home show of your Japanese stab binding book containing all the wonderful things you created.

2nd session Collage

2nd session Collage

This gelli printing alone  could cost you close to 50 bucks.  We make it easy, all the materials are included in all the fun classes. It’s $15 per class plus $2 material fees. if you just want to do one session.  If you sign up for all six save $20 on the entire sessions.       The following Thursday July 28, Collage.    We created this as we know you the adult should nurture the child inside. FullSizeRender You’ve sent your kids to camp now a little something  for you.  LWAL is offering the fun of creating and learning about different art forms in our gallery.   Later on some rainy day or sick day you can share with your child.  How are we doing this so reasonably, Our artists are doing this on a volunteer basis to introduce you to our 75 year young organization. Come visit the gallery and by all means support your local artists.

3rd session

3rd session

August 4th Mail Art and if you want a preview,  we have a collection of mail art in our Historical Museum as does the  Metropolitan Museum on-line.   * SWC will honor our Adult Art Camp patricipants with happy hour prices after 8 p.m.  Nice neighbor to have. 

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Positively Lake Worth / Beach

Some days just start the right way.  Got a ride to the beach for my morning swim and the rest you can enjoy via my photos.   You might be interested to know, about a year ago an artist friend purchased a home here.  We walk, she picks up trash and has been doing it every time she walks.

my friend ,your neighbor

my friend, your neighbor

We end up at the south side of our beach,( look way down you see palms that is 1.5 miles), her walk.  Me I shell and don’t go so far.  Today I also picked up beer bottle etc, inspired by her and I was rewarded.

my reward

my reward

seeing them take their first swim.

seeing them take their first swim.

The other wonderful sight is the Mendia Boarding School out bright and early, and seeing them take their first ride, what a thrill.  Posting these photos, as most likely it’s hard for them to get pictures shooting against the sun and I’m in the water with my newest toy.P1000351 P1000356 P1000363 P1000349 P1000362 P1000365 P1000372 2The surf was just right the water  not yet warm. I body surfed,.    Here is what  my friend came back with from her walk down our beach. P1000388

OK shout out to her sister while visiting over- night from Homestead also picked up trash on our beach.

OK shout out to her sister while visiting over night from Homestead also picked up trash on our beach.

So another perfect positive day at our Lake Worth Beach. Most days are perfect at Lake Worth Beach.    While you go for the sunrise remember there are two  places to have breakfast that early  Benny’s at the Beach and Mulligans.  Both open up early.

In a former blog  almost a year ago I Welcomed my friend a Vet and new resident in Tropical Ridge.

till tomorrow morning.          photo by Pedro

till tomorrow                                                                                photo by Pedro

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