Monthly Archives: July 2016

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How To Preserve Your Vacation Memories

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How To Preserve Your Vacation Memories?
Our homes are natural storytellers. Their adorned walls, marked-up floors, slept-in sheets all paint a vivid picture about the places we’ve been and the kind of people we are. To say that looks aren’t important, in this case, doesn’t fly. Your space truly serves an extension, not of your appearance, but of your experiences.

So, how do we keep our best memories and experiences alive?

Art, of course. Commissions, more specifically.

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What’s a commission? A commissioned work of art is a piece created specifically for you based on your specifications and desires, by Lloyd Dobson Artist from Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida.Lloyd_Dobson_-_Siesta_Key_Public_Beach_-_Horizontal

How does it work? It starts with you and your ideas – whether they be extremely detailed, or loose guidelines.

Let’s pretend for a minute. (Say your favorite place in the world is Siesta Key, Florida.)

You traveled there when you were 27. You walked the sugar white sand beach for three weeks with your best friend from college. You unlocked the condo door for the first time and were welcomed by an open view of the aqua Gulf waters that could only be outdone by the green coconut palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze peeking through between you and the beach. You flung your suitcases on the floor and cracked the 2 euro bottle of vino you picked up stared out the window until it was gone.

"Siesta Key Public Beach" Siesta Key, Florida

“Siesta Key Public Beach”
Siesta Key, Florida

THOSE are the kind of moments commissioned artworks are capable of capturing.

How does the artist know what to do? You will connect with Lloyd Dobson Artist and facilitate the back and forth to make it as seamless as possible. You’ll work with him and relay details, big or small, that you want included in your piece, along with the feeling you want it to convey and specifics you have in mind like size, color and orientation. All of his artwork is on stretched canvas.Lloyd_Dobson_Painting_A_Beach_Scene_#1

Lloyd Dobson Artist will then give you a timeline and update you with his studio sessions before you receive your final piece.

Why are commissions awesome?  They simultaneously “bring you back,” and move forward with you for the rest of your long life. Plus, the artistic flairs of your favorite artist make these types of pieces rich with personality and authentic style.

Have your favorite memory in mind?

Well it is simple to recapture. Send an email to lloyddobsonartist@gmail.com for a FREE quote.

Commission a piece now >

 

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Things To Do On Siesta Key Public Beach

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Things To Do On Siesta Key Public Beach are many including Lloyd Dobson Artist LIVE every Wednesday morning.
Siesta Public Beach offers tennis, playgrounds and a picnic area. Attend events on the beach, including Siesta Fiesta, volleyball tournaments, craft shows, festivals, concerts and art exhibits.

Siesta Key’s annual events include Safe Treats Halloween, SandFest, and the Siesta Key Crystal Classic professional sand sculpture contest in the fall. Light Up the Village starts the holiday season, and the Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest is in May.

The amazing natural beauty of Siesta Key is unforgettable. The beaches are jewels, literally, as the sand is composed almost entirely of pure quartz. Lush tropical palm trees and plants thrive, and wildlife flourishes. Dolphins and manatees play in the warm Gulf and bay waters. Pelicans, cranes, egrets and shorebirds are plentiful here.

You’ll feel at ease here in the comfortable atmosphere of 1 - Siesta Village SignMom-and-Pop businesses, free of the hype of mega-hotels and chain restaurants that characterize so many other resort areas.

Siesta Key is the laid-back beach town that goes above and beyond. Right nearby in Sarasota, you’ll find museums, art, wildlife, circuses, opera, ballet, symphonies, theater, film festivals, botanical gardens, baseball spring training… the list goes on.

Besides the Siesta Key Public Beach you can find Lloyd Dobson every Sunday morning at the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

Why not an affordable original oil painting by Siesta Key – Sarasota artist Lloyd Dobson capturing the voted #3 beach by Tripadvisor? Come by and say hello! It is a Sunday morning tradition since 2008 from 8am to 1pm, the Siesta Key Farmers Market located in the Siesta Village – 5104 Ocean Blvd. Lloyd ships FREE to the lower 48 United States & Canada.

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Florida Beach Art

"Siesta Key Public Beach" #140916 BUY $490 24x30 - FREE Shipping Lower US 48 & Canada

“Siesta Key Public Beach”
#140916  BUY  $490
24×30 – FREE Shipping Lower US 48 & Canada

Florida Beach Art can help make any home have a happy warm feeling by sharing this 1,200 miles of coastline in an original oil painting or in a Giclee/Canvas print. Lloyd Dobson Siesta Key – Sarasota artist captures these tropical beach scenes with affordable pricing and FREE shipping  to the lower US 48 and Canada.

Also available off his website at the “SHOP FOR PRODUCTS” tab are the following items with his paintings printed on the product: Tote Bags, Throw Pillows, Beach Towels, Round

"Siesta Beach Access" Round Beach Towel BUY

“Siesta Beach Access”
Round Beach Towel BUY

Beach Towels, Shower Curtains, Duvet Covers, Greeting Cards, Cell Phone Cases, Apparel (T-Shirts, etc), Prints, Metal Art and Canvas Prints.

Whether you are a winter visitor, vacationer or full-time resident, Florida’s 1,200 miles of coastline is yours to enjoy and we’re going to help you by giving you all of the details on the best FLorida Beach City: Sarasota.

Sarasota is in a county of the same name: Sarasota County which is home to other favorite small towns including Venice, Englewood, and Longboat Key. Beautiful SarasotaA - Siesta Key Beach #1 Bay separates the county’s barrier islands from the mainland. With its 40 miles of beaches, Sarasota County is one of America’s most desirable places to live and to vacation.

Sarasota accommodations are varied and many and you can choose from a quaint Sarasota inn, to a Sarasota resort and even a Sarasota motel or two. You can find Sarasota vacation rentals in Siesta Key condos, Sarasota condominiums and Sarasota villas. Sarasota Restaurants throughout the County are many and palate pleasing!

In Venice, Café Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar is the place to go. Cork on St. Armand’s Circle on Lido Key was named “Best New Restaurant.” It’s a pretty exciting place with exciting food! Ophelia’s on the Bay offers beautiful alfresco dining overlooking Sarasota Bay and Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key is legendary. Gift certificates to all of these well known and great restaurants are available in The Florida Beach Book. Try them all!

On to the beaches!

1_-_Turtle_Beach1) Turtle Beach

Location: South end of Siesta Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: parking lots are free and plentiful

Amenities: ½ mile beach, free Wi-Fi at the Campground, boat ramps, canoe/kayak launch area, horseshoes, picnic shelters with grills, playground, restrooms, volleyball courts, campground, restaurants within walking distance

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1_-_Cresent_Beach2) Crescent Beach

Location: Siesta Key. Beach Access #12 – Stickney Point Road & Access #13 – Point O’ Rocks Road

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: limited, roadside

Amenities: none

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1_-_Siesta_Key_Beach_With_Blue_Lifeguard_Stand3) Siesta Key Beach

Location: 948 Beach Road, south end of Beach Road, Siesta Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free lot

Amenities: .4 mile beach, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic tables and grills, concessions, volleyball courts, handicapped accessible and handicapped wheelchair, soccer field, tennis courts, safety building, ball fields.

Siesta Key (Accesses)

Location: There are 10 beach access points on the north side of Siesta Key:

Beach Access #1 – Shell Road

Siesta Drive, west to Higel, west on Shell Road

No Swimming

Beach Access #2 – Avenida Messina1_-_Beach_Access_#2_-_Avenida_Messina

Ocean Boulevard, west on Avenida Messina

No Swimming

Beach Access #5 – Ocean Boulevard

Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road Intersection

Beach Access #7 – Calle de la Siesta

Beach Road and Calle de la Siesta

Beach Access # 8 – Plaza de las Palmas 1

Off of Beach Road, north of Siesta Beach

Beach Access # 9 – Plaza de las Palmas 2

Off of Beach Road, north of Siesta Beach

Beach Access # 10 – Calle del Invierno

Beach Road, north of Siesta Beach

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free, limited on street

Amenities: none

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1_-_South_Lido_Key_Beach_Park4) South Lido Beach (Park)

Location: south end of Ben Franklin Drive at the southern tip of Lido Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free lot

Amenities: 640 feet of gulf beach, 3500 ft on the Bay, seasonal lifeguards, picnic tables and grills, jogging trail, multi-purpose field, nature trails, playground, self-guided canoeing trail, restrooms, volleyball courts, observation tower and decks, showers

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1_-_Lido_Beach5) Lido Beach

Location: 400 Ben Franklin Drive, one half mile southwest of St. Armand’s Circle, Lido Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free lot

Amenities: 3100 feet of beach, 15 acres, lifeguards, handicapped access and handicapped wheelchair, concessions, gift shop, observation decks, playground, recreation building, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, 25 meter swimming pool

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1_-_North_Lido_Beach6) North Lido Beach

Location:  400 Bean Franklin Drive, one quarter mile northwest of St. Armand’s Circle, off John Ringling Blvd., Lido Key

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Parking: free, small lot

Amenities: 77 acres, nature trail, handicapped accessible

The Best Florida Beach City – Sarasota, welcomes you for a day, a week, or for the rest of your life. Now what are you waiting for? Get swimming! 

You can find Lloyd Dobson and his Florida Tropical Art For Sale In Florida oil paintings every Sunday from 8am to 1pm at the Siesta Key Farmers Market – 5104 Ocean Blvd. in the Village on Siesta Key, Florida and you can watch paint these tropical beach scenes LIVE every Wednesday morning from 9am to 12 noon at the Siesta Key Public Beach pavilion – 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, Florida. 

 

 

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