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Renowned Artist In Florida

Lloyd Dobson Artist painting in studioRenowned Artist In Florida. When people vacation in beautiful Florida the sunshine state they do so for the plentiful sunshine, white sandy beaches and theme parks. There are undiscovered parts of Florida that have much more to offer.

Many people do not think of art when they think of Florida, but art exists, especially in the Sarasota area and at the Siesta Key Farmers Market, located on the beautiful paradise island of

Siesta Key, where you will find renowned artist Lloyd Dobson. Lloyd ships free to the lower US 48 and Canada. His paintings hang in hundreds of collectors homes and offices throughout the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, and Switzerland.

Throughout the Sarasota, Florida area there are many galleries. Some of the art that you can find on the Siesta Key Island includes original oil paintings of the Siesta Key area and tropical beach scenes from Lloyd’s travels. Or you may want to commission him to create a memory of your visit.

The atmosphere of the art galleries in Sarasota is more casual than that of some other art galleries. But this does not take away from the artwork inside. Sarasota and the Siesta Key Farmers Market on Siesta Key Island are places that you can go to find the best original art in the state. Those who are looking for something truly unique by way of art and share the memories of the island can visit Lloyd at the market or the galleries to see if they can find what they are looking for. A - Siesta Key Beach #1

The natural beauty of Siesta Key Island is being discovered and is now ranked the #1 beach in the USA and #5 in the world. This island not only features the original art of Lloyd Dobson, but also is a haven for those who are inspired by the scenery of the island, especially with the wildlife refuge and pristine beaches.

Let’s take a look at a few pieces of Lloyd Dobson Artist.

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Those who are seeking art in Florida can visit the Siesta Key Farmers Market, located at 5104 Ocean Blvd in the Siesta Key Village every Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm on this beautiful island. There are restaurants with live music, boutiques and much more in this quaint village.  

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For additional information and affordable oil paintings by Lloyd Dobson Artist, please visit www.LloydDobsonArtist.com

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Buy Direct From Local Siesta Key – Sarasota Artist

1_-_siesta_key_farmers_market_booth_-_me_pointing Buy Direct From Local Siesta Key – Sarasota Artist off of his website or from the Siesta Key Farmers Market held every Sunday in the Village from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

You want to buy a piece of art for your home or work but think you can’t afford it as art is way too expensive? Save money purchase art online, direct from the artist, at an affordable price to suit your budget than go to this website http://www.LloydDobsonArtist.com Plus Lloyd ships FREE to the lower US 48 & Canada.

Lloyd’s paintings are enjoyed by hundreds of collectors throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany,  and Switzerland. For testimonials on his oil paintings visit his website and click the “Testimonial” tab.

It is commonplace to hear people talking about buying art as a art_-_145516_-_beach_access_-_26x34financial commitment, but should this be the true reason we buy art? Big auction houses and bigger galleries encourage this particular kind of thinking because it will help them to sell art to the upper crust of contemporary society. They treat art more like a investment than what it truly is, which is loveliness to be enjoyed by anyone.

The fact of the matter is, there are more artists and works of art than there are spaces on a gallery wall. This means that the galleries have to be very picky about the works they take in, because they are in the business of making money by representing artists whose work will sell quickly.

If you want to buy art and avoid the hassle and outrageous prices of galleries and auction houses, read on! A savings of 50% – 60% awaits you! What you should take away from this article is the simple message that art is meant to be enjoyed by everyone, especially those who own it. If you are buying art as an investment, and you happen to make some money off of it, well done!

However if you do not, make sure to enjoy the art for what it is and ensure that it at least has value because it is beautiful. Browse art online through my virtual gallery and deal with Lloyd Dobson the artist direct on Siesta Key!

If this video or article was of benefit, please leave a comment and share it. For additional information on the artist, available paintings, prices, and how to get FREE shipping, please visit www.LloydDobsonArtist.com

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Things To Do On Siesta Key

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Things To Do On Siesta Key! Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, Florida,
that features a tropical atmosphere such as white sands, and several waterfront hotels, resorts and condos. Siesta Key is a wonderful find, such a great beach, great weather and wonderful people to meet.

Like most of the vacationers to the Key you will definitely want to check out the Siesta Key Beaches including the world famous Siesta Key Public Beach, rated as the 2nd best beach in all of Florida by cable-TV’s “The Travel Channel.” There are over 100 boutiques, A - Siesta Key Beach #1cafes, restaurants and bars in the Siesta Key Village. Siesta Key Village is not overly large to navigate by walking. It all lies within a 3 to 4 block area.

Types of Activities:

There are several water sports rental places, several boat tours and fishing charter businesses, Point of Rocks for shore shelling, scuba & snorkeling, gear rentals, kayaking & canoeing, parasailing & paragliding, dolphin & whale watching, fishing charters & tours, water skiing & jet skiing and much more.

Many activities in Siesta Key take place right on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors can enjoy sunbathing, boating, sailing, beach volleyball, nature walks, swimming, cave exploring, watching street performers, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Siesta Key is home to several state-owned parks, and many offer beach access. These parks are idyllic destinations for picnicking, camping and hiking.

Events:

1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_Village_CafeSiesta Key Farmers Market a best kept secret operates every Sunday morning in the Village. A great way to spend a vacation, seeing local artists and local businesses selling their products. It goes from 8am to 1pm  and most are closing up at 1pm so come early and hangout and listen to the live music!

A super way to spend Sunday morning! Have a tasty breakfast at one of the many restaurant choices in the village. Then visit the market before heading to the beach.

The market is located in the parking lot of the Davidson’s Pharmacy at the 5100 block of Ocean Blvd. The market includes many vendors such as fresh fruits and veggies by Yum Yum Tree, Fouta Spa towels, hand made pottery, Vinsoy hand made candles by Kim Johnson.

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In addition Tropical silk paintings by Rita Van Gorder, plant varieties of bromeliads by Jason Mellica, photography by Mike Lee Beck and renowned artist Lloyd Dobson Artist exhibiting tropical beach themed oil paintings with FREE shipping to the lower US 48 & Canada and many more vendors including live music.

After walking the beach come into the Village and check out some 1_-_the_hub_baja_grill_at_night_-_templateof the restaurants, bars and boutiques. One of my favorites is The Hub Baja Grill located at the stop sign. Pan-Latin fare & margaritas are the draws at this festive, tropical-themed eatery with live music.

Another favorite is The Cottage. The staff are friendly, you feel like 1_-_siesta_key_the_cottage_-_templatethey could be family. They have a couple of nice sitting options, I.e. front porch to watch the people walking by, inside if it’s too hot and the inner courtyard which has some great island music. The food is above average with some Asian and other influences. Great spot to meet folks.

If late night is your thing then The Beach Club is the place to go for late night dancing and socializing.

My Favorite Sunday “Funday” afternoon schedule is the following:

1) Breakfast sandwich from Alex’s Village Cafe booth at the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

2) Selling my paintings at the the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

3) Going to The Hub for a great lunch, island live music and adult beverages after leaving the Siesta Key Farmers Market.
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4) Late afternoon for reggae music by Desi Adams and great food at Gilligan Island Bar.1 - Desi Adams Playing At Gilligans

For additional information about things to do on Siesta Key you can click this link Chamber of Commerce

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Art On Siesta Key Florida

1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_And_Additional_Vendors Art On Siesta Key, Florida by Lloyd Dobson Artist  is located on the beautiful west coast of Florida, Siesta Key is a little piece of paradise. Siesta Key is home to Sunny beaches with crystal-white, powdery sand that stretch for miles. Shops from the chic and elegant to the hip and funky with all sorts of fashion and a diverse collection of restaurants and eateries.

Every Sunday morning from 8am to 1pm you can find Lloyd 1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_Booth_-_Me_PointingDobson’s tropical beach themed oil paintings at the Siesta Key Farmers Market located at 5104 Ocean Blvd in the Siesta Key Village. Lloyd ships FREE to the lower US 48 and Canada, which makes it convenient for the vacationers who want to have an original painting by a local artist hanging on their wall at home or office.

1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_Crowds_If you are in the area February 25th and 26th, 2017, the 23rd Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival returns. You can take in the sand and the sea along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road as you discover wonderful creations from more than 100 crafters exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery. From photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more showcased from local and traveling crafters, your visit to Siesta Key is promised to be a feast for the senses. This spectacular weekend festival is not to be missed. The hours are 10am to 5pm both days.

Oil Paintings by Lloyd Dobson Artist. One of the most popular Art_-_#145516_-_Beach_Access_-_26x34themes for decorating a bedroom, den or bathroom is the beach. Because most people associate the surf, sand and sunshine with happy days, it’s a natural interior decor motif. Lloyd Dobson’s paintings hang in hundreds of private collections throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Switzerland. If you have a favorite vacation, cruise or photo contact Lloyd Dobson Artist for a free quote and have him commissioned to recreate that memorable moment of joy and happiness. A PAINTING LAST FOREVER!

For additional information concerning Lloyd Dobson Artist you may visit www.LloydDobsonArtist.com where in addition to his gallery of available paintings you will find digital printed products of his paintings on items such as Gilcee, Canvas Prints, Prints, Shower Curtains, Throw Pillows, Coffee Mugs, Cell Phone Cases, Beach Towels, Tote Bags and much more.

Testimonials For Florida Artist Lloyd Dobson. Since moving to the Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida area 10 years ago, Lloyd Dobson’s beach themed oil paintings hang in hundreds of homes and offices throughout the US, Canada,the UK and Switzerland. Collectors are talking about their experience with Lloyd Dobson Artist … take a look!

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Things To Do On Siesta Key Florida

a-siesta-key-signThings To Do On Siesta Key, Florida are plentiful. Siesta Key is a wonderful find, such a great beach, great weather and wonderful people to meet. The accommodations are wonderful and varied, you can find anything you are looking for from inner coastal rentals to beach side, at most price ranges.

You can walk for miles on the beach, check out the local restaurants and stores and enjoy awesome weather… a must visit.1_-_siesta_key_public_beach_-_template What a great beach! Soft sugar white sand and beautiful sunsets! Love walking here and you will have no problem biking with your beach cruisers! You can find quieter parts of this beach if you walk a bit further away from the main area where the shops and food stations are. Just take in the sea breeze!

There are several water sports rental places, several boat tours and fishing charter businesses, Point of Rocks for shore shelling, scuba & snorkeling, gear rentals, kayaking & canoeing, parasailing & paragliding, dolphin & whale watching, fishing charters & tours, water skiing & jet skiing and much more.

1_-_iesta_key_market__-_side_view_of_boothSiesta Key Farmers Market a best kept secret operates every Sunday morning in the Village. A great way to spend a vacation, seeing local artists and local businesses selling their products. It goes from 8am to 1pm  and most are closing up at 1:00pm so come early and hangout and listen to the live music!

A super way to spend Sunday morning! Have a tasty breakfast at one of the many restaurant choices in the village. Then visit the1_-_siesta_key_farmers_market_booth_-_me_pointing Siesta Key Farmers Market before heading to the beach.  A number of local artists display their work including renowned local artist Lloyd Dobson with his affordable beach themed Oil paintings, photography by Mike Lee Beck and his Siesta Images, shell art, ceramics, metal art, clothing, batik, candles, jewelry, plus fruits and vegetables and other food items. Health and beauty items as well. Again they have live music every week for your listening enjoyment. Its a great way to get in the local groove!

After walking the beach come into the Siesta Key Village and check out some 1_-_the_hub_baja_grill_at_night_-_templateof the restaurants, bars and boutiques. One of my favorites is The Hub Baja Grill located at the stop sign. Pan-Latin fare & margaritas are the draws at this festive, tropical-themed eatery with live music.

1_-_siesta_key_the_cottage_-_templateAnother favorite is The Cottage. The staff are friendly, you feel like they could be family. They have a couple of nice sitting options, I.e. front porch to watch the people walking by, inside if it’s too hot and the inner courtyard which has some great island music. The food is above average with some Asian and other influences. Great spot to meet folks.

My Favorite Sunday Funday afternoon restaurant pub on the Key for reggae music by Desi Adams and great food is Gilligan Island 1_-_siesta_key_gilligans_island_bar_-_templateBar.

You can find Lloyd Dobson Artist and his paintings every Sunday from 8am to 1pm at the Siesta Key Farmers Market in the Village at 5104 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key, Florida. Come by and say hello.

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Art On Siesta Key

art_-_145516_-_beach_access_-_26x34 Art On Siesta Key by Lloyd Dobson Artist. Siesta Key  is located on the beautiful west coast of Florida, Siesta Key is a little piece of paradise. Siesta Key is home to Sunny beaches with crystal-white, powdery sand that stretch for miles. Shops from the chic and elegant to the hip and funky with all sorts of fashion and a diverse collection of restaurants and eateries.

Every Sunday morning from 8am to 1pm you can find Lloyd Dobson’s tropical beach themed oil paintings at the Siesta Key Farmers Market located at 5104 Ocean Blvd in the Siesta Key 1_-_siesta_key_farmers_market_booth_-_me_pointingVillage. Lloyd ships FREE to the lower US 48 and Canada, which makes it convenient for the vacationers who want to have an original painting by a local artist hanging on their wall at home or office.

If you are in the area February 25th and 26th, 2017, the 23rd Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival returns. You can take in the sand and the sea along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road as you discover wonderful creations from more than 100 crafters exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery. From photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more showcased from local and traveling crafters, your visit to Siesta Key is promised to be a feast for the senses. This spectacular weekend festival is not to be missed. The hours are 10am to 5pm both days.

Oil Paintings by Lloyd Dobson Artist. One of the most popular themes for decorating a bedroom, den or bathroom is the beach. Because most people associate the surf, sand and sunshine with happy days, it’s a natural as an interior decor motif. Lloyd Dobson’s paintings hang in hundreds of private collections throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Switzerland.

If you have a favorite vacation, cruise or photo contact Lloyd Dobson Artist for a free quote and have him commissioned to recreate that memorable moment of joy and happiness.  A PAINTING LAST FOREVER!

In addition to Lloyd Dobson Artist gallery of available paintings you will find digital printed products of paintings on items such as Gilcee, Canvas Prints, Prints, Shower Curtains, Throw Pillows, Coffee Mugs, Cell Phone Cases, Beach Towels, Tote Bags, Weekender Bags, Apparel and much more.

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A TESTIMONIAL

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Here is a testimonial I just received from one of my collectors and I just had to share with my Facebook friends. What an awesome family this is. They are always smiling!! 

“Having several Lloyd Dobson’s original oil paintings from the seventies and eighties which I inherited, we were already fans of his art. Thankfully on our family summer vacation we had the chance to see and meet the artist himself where he resides in Siesta Key Fl. We employed Lloyd to paint a seascape of the Beach we spent the week playing on. The oil painting turned out incredible, what great family memories we will be reminded of every time we look at the painting on the wall and the kids are already arguing about who gets to keep the family heirloom down the road” lol – Michael G – Labadie, Mo.

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The Secrets To Surviving As An Artist

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Original Paintings For Sale

The Secrets To Surviving As An Artist. This article started with me being ask consistently at my art show events, “How do I survive as an artist?” . Well first let me share a very fundamental for succeeding in any business. It does not matter if you have a clothing boutique, restaurant or art business there are only two things ANY business needs to survive. They need TRAFFIC and CONVERSIONS (Buyers). PERIOD!

Without both of those ingredients failure is on the near horizon. All the major aspects of what being an artist in this day and age is about, and to combine them into one unified approach is what I want to share with you. Knowing how to market your art is critical. The equation for success is KNOWLEDGE + ACTION + A POSITIVE ATTITUDE = SUCCESS!

Now of course your art comes first, we all know that, but this is not about what to make or how to make it; that’s your business and yours alone. And your creative process– the magic that happens in the studio– that’s all you as well, and no one else. As I’m fond of saying, “What happens in the

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studio stays in the studio.” This is about what to do after you make your art, once it’s completed and ready to be presented to the public, in front the vast and fabulous art world and all those who populate it.

As an artist it is all about keeping people in the game, about making sure they understand what you’re up to at every step along the way– from first contact with your art ART - Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_Facebook_Page_BlueWave_Artright on through to final purchase. The key is to make yourself accessible, available, and to welcome everyone to your art no matter what the circumstances. You want to make sure that everybody understands what you’re doing, what your purpose is and what you’re trying to communicate through your work. Doing that job well will definitely increase your chances of success.

You can’t simply put your art out there, and then with little or no effort on your part, expect people to somehow get up to speed entirely on their own about its significance, figure out how to contact you, what to ask or what to say or how to say it, how to find out prices, and basically advance all the way to buying something without any assistance on your part.

Here are some big questions that you really have to think about anytime you present your art to the public– online, in person, at galleries, at art events or anywhere else. What’s it going to do for us? What makes it worth owning? Why should we hang it in our homes or offices and look at it everyday? How is it going to make our lives better?

These are not questions that people will come right out and ask you, but they are the kinds of questions that really matter when they like what they see and start thinking seriously about whether your art belongs in their lives. The more your answers resonate with them and the longer a positive interaction ensues, the greater the chances that you’re going to gain a fan, make a sale or accomplish something else good.

A couple of questions you want to answer during the course of any such interaction with your potential buyer, either explicitly or implicitly, are why you have chosen to become an artist and make art such a significant part of your life, but even more importantly why have you chosen to show your art in public, what the purpose of going public with your art is. What you have to say about your art– the story, the narrative, the mystery or romance of it all– this information is often as significant as the art itself, especially with contemporary art and contemporary artists.

Where do you market your art? How do you get the word out? This is your next responsibility. Now seeing as we live in the Internet age, there’s no better way to get that word out to the maximum number of people, like to everyone on the face of the planet, than to do it online, and the best place to do it is on your website.

The content and layout of your website are extremely important. It should be a place where anyone can go to see the best, most organized, most current, easiest to understand, easiest to navigate selection of your artwork anywhere.

In this age of instant gratification, people who visit your website typically have two basic questions: “Where am I and why am I here?” And they want to know now– like within about 30 seconds or a minute of landing on your home page. People have exceptionally short online attention spans these days, and if they can’t figure where they are fast, they’re usually gone in a flash.

Being a successful artist is not only about showing and selling and getting known; it’s about understanding your purpose, your calling, and about presenting yourself and your work with unwavering confidence and conviction about who you are and what your art stands for.

Subject matters and techniques, to continually evolve and advance in your practice, and to reach out to others in ever more creative ways— that is what it means to not only survive, but also to thrive and prosper as an artist. Impact someones life with your art in a meaningful way and not only might you make yourself a sale, but you will also endow the world with just a little tiny bit more good.

 

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Where To Buy Original Art In Sarasota – Siesta Key

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Where to buy original art in Sarasota – Siesta Key, Florida? Owning an original piece of art is definitely affordable, if you know where to look. So many people wish they could buy a one of a kind, but assume it is far out of their price range. This is not the case if you familiarize yourself with the local art community in your area. Often, for a fraction of the cost of the works by more well known artists, you can purchase unique originals by locals. Not only do you acquire a beautiful piece of art, but support your home community as well.

Here are a couple of suggestions to buy original art:

1)  Artist Lloyd Dobson, from the Sarasota – Siesta Key area, has affordable original signed oil paintings and he ships free to the lower 48 United States also. Hundreds of customers from the west coast to the east coast are collectors of his paintings.

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Siesta Key Farmers Market – Lloyd Dobson Artist

You may also find his work by visiting his tent booth on Siesta Key every Sunday. Come by and say hello. It is a Sunday morning tradition since 2008 from 8am to 2pm, the Siesta Key Farmers Market offers a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, fine art by artist Lloyd Dobson, Jamaican prepared foods and pastries, hot breakfast, organic green tea, local plants, Italian olive oils, artisan breads, organic skin care products, clothing, jewelry, photography, pottery, and live music.

2)  Local Art Galleries, Custom Frame Shops, College Art Departments, Restaurants & Coffee House and Art Guilds.

These are a just a few outlets to follow when looking for local art, but be creative. Boutiques, libraries and art & craft fairs are all are possible avenues to try. The more you frequent local establishments, the better your chances of discovering unique and affordable art created by someone who might be your neighbor.
Finding interesting and good original art in the $100 to $500 price range is a challenge. However Lloyd Dobson’s oil paintings fall into this price range and makes it very affordable to have original art from a Sarasota – Siesta Key local artist. Lloyd even has original oil paintings below $50. His inspiration is a result of his love for the sugar white sand

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beach of the Sarasota – Siesta Key, Florida area. With some of his travels through the Caribbean you will find paintings influenced from those areas as well.

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Affordable Art To Decorate Your Home

Affordable Art  To Decorate Your Home  is easy. Decorating your new home with art doesn’t have to mean an expensive trip to your local gallery. Collecting art can be an expensive habit, but these days there are plenty of places to get amazing original art for a great price. Whether you like prints, fine art oil paintings or abstract collage, we’ve got a source for you.

The Siesta Key Farmers Market is a Sunday morning tradition sinceSiesta_Key_Farmers_Market_Sign 2008 from 8am to 2pm, the Siesta Key Farmers Market offers a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, fine art by artist Vanessa Simonard and Lloyd Dobson, Jamaican prepared foods and pastries, hot breakfast, organic green tea, local plants, Italian olive oils, artisan breads, organic skin care products, clothing, jewelry, photography, pottery, and live music.

For additional affordable art visit the following online website galleries:

www.LloydDobsonArtist.com

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Below are some additional ideas. The key to decorating on a budget is to think laterally. This guide aims to give you some ideas.

1) Family Frame

Sometimes it helps to think outside the frame. We turned this divided Blog_-_Door_Family_Pictures_#1window into a frame perfectly scaled for over the sofa. Sand, prime, and repaint a salvage-yard window, then fit a precut mat and a favorite photo into each opening. Keep them in place with framer’s glazing points (find them at crafts stores). We added a vintage knob to give our new artwork old-fashioned character.

2) Curate Your Blooms

Blog_-_Curate_Your_Blooms_#2You’d be surprised how beautiful close-up photos of flowers can be–even the snapshots you take with your own digital camera. Take your favorite flower images to your local photo center. Have them enlarged to enhance the details, and ask that they be printed on canvas, rather than photo paper. Crisp white frames make these pretty petals pop, but you could simply stretch the canvases over frames for a modern edge.

3) Measure Up

You can scoop up old rulers–some with cool retro logos–for a few Blog_-_Measure_Up_#3bucks. These bird prints, cut from the pages of a dime-store book, match the old-fashioned vibe. We used wood glue to affix the rulers to cheap wooden frames. The rulers are applied differently on each frame to keep things interesting.

4) Magnetic Attraction

Blog_-_Magnetic_Attraction_#4A message center can be a lifesaver for on-the-go families. This project takes that concept a step further. Rather than one boring bulletin board, the entire wall is coated in four coats of magnetic primer and a top coat of yellow. This way the even the littlest members of the family can contribute artwork and special notes.

DIY Tip: We love this idea for a work space or crafts room, as well. Instead of an inspiration board for your latest projects, you could have an entire wall of inspiration!

5) Jewel Box

If jewelry looks dazzling on you, it makes sense that it could dress upBlog_-_Jewel_Box_#4 walls, too. We bought cheap thrift-store frames and backed them with fiberboard covered in pretty paper. We used old cabinet knobs and pushpins to hang necklaces and bracelets. For earrings, we secured two lengths of ribbon horizontally across a frame, using thumbtacks to reinforce it. Earrings dangle from the ribbon. Even brooches and pins have a home here. We backed one frame with corkboard, so pins slide in easily. No more digging through cluttered drawers for the pearls–it’s grab and go.

5) Natural Instincts

Blog_-_Natural_Instincts_#5These are not your 4-year-old’s sun-catchers. Our sophisticated project brings refined outside style to inside spaces. We plucked single leaves from a hosta, fern, caladium, and palm, then sandwiched them between framed panels of glass. (You can find the frames at crafts stores.) Cup hooks screw inconspicuously to the window trim, and the frames dangle from eye hooks via thin chains.

DIY Tip: Swap out the leaves every few weeks when they begin to brown. For a long-lasting display, use dried leaves coated with acrylic artist’s spray to prevent discoloration.

We invite you to stop by the Siesta Key Farmers Market and say hello or visit our website at www.SiestaKeyBlueWave.com for the latest happening on Siesta Key.

Siesta Key Art For Sale

Siesta Key Art For Sale

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