2018 Luminary Art Walk

I gotta tell you about the Luminary Art Walk.  I think this was the best art walk yet!  Even though there weren’t as many stops which is kinda sad. (Jim Anderson owner of the Museum Cafe and Printing Shop Museum was ill and the Watsons Art Gallery moved) The shops that were open were crazy busy!

We started out at Old Mill Tavern. That’s kind of what we do.  A tradition?  Or just a normal Friday night.  We stop in.  Dinner with whoever else is there. Sometimes we have to eat at the bar.  Other times there are friends with a few seats open.  And that’s what we had Friday night.  Room for me and Terry at the cool kids table!

Then we all headed out on our golf carts for the art galleries! (cause all the cool kids have golf carts)

When our little slow moving convoy turned the corner, I was amazed at how many cars were parked around the art galleries.  And people.  People everywhere!

We did stop at the Museum Cafe first and that’s when we found out that Jim has been down.  Flu?  Hope he is okay.  Next stop was…..

Riverworks

That’s Lantz McMullen entertaining the guests.  He’s the guitar teacher at the Old Homosassa Learning Center.  Does it for free. (He’s playing for free, too!)

Lantz McMullen

He thinks I’m funny!  (Or maybe he just thinks I’m crazy and it would be best if he just laughed along!)

2018 Luminary Art Walk

There’s copper artist Kevin Jenkins.  Driftwood artist Mark Arnett was there too.  Love the driftwood and copper art. Hope to have a piece in my house someday.  (Hey, Kevin, you hear that?)

2018 Luminary Art Walk

Next stop was the Pepper Creek Pottery and Glass Garage

There’s Christine, making sure Terry knows where to go!  Oh wait, that’s when she was explaining why our friends were howling.  Full moon!  Of course!  Perfectly good reason to howl!

2018 Luminary Art Walk

There were some potters outside displaying their work. (That’s Kathy and Mo–both members of the Homosassa Civic Club)

2018 Luminary Art Walk

I didn’t get any snaps inside the Pepper Creek Pottery gallery.  I don’t know why.  I was there a long time talking to Captain Martha Sue and Angie!

Glass Gallery is right next door.

2018 Luminary Art Walk

2018 Luminary Art Walk

I spotted this fused glass piece on the wall.  Pretty!

2018 Luminary Art Walk

And then saw this one!

2018 Luminary Art Walk

You will be MINE!  I didn’t buy it that night just in case someone that wasn’t local wanted it.  The glass artist told me if she sold it she would make me another one.  Yes.  Both Louise and Lori will custom make glass art on request.  And I’ve made that request when I’ve been buying gifts.  Never bought anything for myself but that blue bowl belongs in my house!

It was great fun.  Talked to some of the artists and they said it was the best turnout ever!

Yeah for art in Old Homosassa!  My dream of an art colony is coming true!

Friday Meanderings

Spring is busting out all over here on the Nature Coast.

This is Bridal Wreath Spirea.  (At least I think that’s what it is) I’ve never planted it because it only has flowers for a few weeks and then looks like a scraggly bush the rest of the year.  This year it’s everywhere!  Just blooming like crazy all along the roads and paths.

My white azaleas are the same way.  Never have they been so beautiful.  I’m just guessing, but maybe these bushes needed that cold snap back in December to produce such lush flowers.

Pics from the Hood

How about the Olympics?  I love the Winter version.  Any sport where the participants have to wear shiny pointy weapons on their feet and go really fast has gotta be fun to watch!  And then there’s curling.  And skiing.  Okay.  I could go on and on.

“Cocktail Hour for the Tower” was a huge success.  And a lot of fun.  Now we can turn our full attention to the 2nd Annual Old Homosassa Community Day on April 7th.  If you want a booth it’s only $20!!! What a deal!

Next event in Old Homosassa is the 18th Annual Luminary Art Walk on Friday, March 2nd.  We always try to make it to the art walk.  Lots of fun.

Okay, that’s it for me!

Have a great weekend!

Kathy

 

Friday Meanderings

I didn’t post last Friday because my network hard drive crashed.  Pieces everywhere–not really.  Very sad.  And I hadn’t backed it up since the middle of December.  Heavy sigh.  Live by PC. Die by PC.  I’ve spent some time on the phone with first level techs who told me to do everything I had already done.  (Once upon a time I was a network specialist so I’m not clueless)  Now I’m waiting for a call back from second level tech that will tell me that the drive is bad and send it back for a brand new replacement. Which I can’t do because there is data on there that I’m not sharing with our friends in India.  Heavy sigh.  Live by PC.  Die by PC.  Now I’m looking at cloud based storage.  And I had all my photos for the past few months on the card in the camera so I was able to retrieve those so it’s not a total loss!

Okay.  On to better stuff.

The squirrels are in retreat since Terry has covered up every possible spot that they could chew through.  They still run across the office roof sounding like tiny elephants in full charge.

The Old Homosassa Heritage Council has a big event coming up– “Cocktail Hour for the Tower”.  My friend Connie is running it and has it amazingly under control.  She is very detail oriented plus an experienced caterer and pulled this together in a very short time frame.  This will be FUN!  Almost all the tickets have already been sold!

Cocktail Hour

Sad News.  The Yardarm and Monkey Bar closed down on Tuesday.  Locked the doors and sent everyone home!  This 50 year old restaurant/bar had significant damage from the last hurricane plus sitting right on the Homosassa River the foundation has rotted away. The owner says that they will replace it with an outdoor structure by scallop season.  I probably haven’t been there for two years so, while I felt bad that another local landmark was being replaced, I didn’t think it would effect me.  Well.  It does.  A group of us went to the Old Mill for dinner on Wednesday and couldn’t get a seat. We ended up at the shiny new Margarita Grill.  It’s on the other side of the river–on the other side of the bridge!  Surprisingly, we got parking and a table to seat us all.  Guess 8 o’clock on Wednesday is the time to go!

Friday Meanderings
That’s Tommy Piliourous, the owner, setting something on fire.

The food was good.  Just like the old restaurant before it burnt down.  There is outside seating but it was a little chilly that night.

Mentioning the “bridge”, it’s been one lane for quite some time now. (Which has caused at least one medical emergency)  I can’t remember when it started.  Supposed to be done this month!  There was even an article in the newspaper a few weeks ago with an official quoted as saying February 2018.  Ha! Maybe February 2019. They haven’t even finished the first lane and will have to divert traffic over to it when its done and then work on the other lane.  They’ve had all kinds of issues–starting with an osprey making it’s nest on one of the cranes.  They are protected.  Just can’t move a nest!  Then the water lines burst washing out a lot of the ground around the foundation.  And they issues driving the pilings in.  More to come in the future on that subject!

The ukulele group is growing.  I was calling it the Ukulele Ladies and Laddies just because I like to say it, but someone referred to it as the Homosassa Ukers.  Funny?  So that’s who we are now! Playing uke is relatively easy–not like picking a banjo.  I just wish I could sing!

Friday Meanderings
The empty seat is mine. 14 ukers!

Last big announcement.  This is an event still in the making.  Haven’t even got the graphic done yet.  The 2nd Annual Old Homosassa Community Day!  April 7, 2018.  Put it on your calendar.  There will be a giant yard sale in the Homosassa Civic Center with all proceeds going to the Old Homosassa Heritage Council to paint the water tower.  The American Legion 166 will be having a hog roast and poker run–proceeds going towards getting a building for them.  Open mike on the stage–the ukers will be making their debut.  Gil Watson, local artist, will be setting up an artist and farmer’s market.  Our local community groups will have information booths.  The Homosassa Civic Club is sponsoring this event.

Okay.  Enough for today!

Have a great weekend.  Enjoy the commercials and halftime at the SuperBowl!

Kathy