What a loss to our planet – Steve Jobs is off the clock and gone forever. This was a visionary who gave us an amazing amount of his insight in his short lived life. Why must someone so gifted have to leave us so early? We could have learned so much more. This is a huge loss, but someone who will be remembered for generations to come. Thank you so much Steve, the world mourns what we have all lost!  I feel so very sad that we are without such a braintrust. But someone will step in to fill the void –someone who will break through the dimensions and talk to Steve about what’s next and then apply it to our newest technology!
In Sanford this afternoon the clouds were abundant. I had some printing to do downtown and decided to check out our little downtown area. Looks like the Hyder family is very busy, they are bringing a new fine art gallery to 104 E. First Street and it will also be a teaching studio with art lessons and also with talks to the artists who would like to learn life lessons on marketing themselves. Andrew knows well how to do this and should be a good person to give insight into these important pathways for expanding ones’ art.  I love Andrews amazing castings!

They are offering artists to be juried into the gallery, looking for 30 emerging artists to come join their ranks. http://www.hydergallery.com has all the details for those of you who would like more information. They are starting with a blank slate and hope to be up and running by November 5 – It’s a great thing for Sanford to become known as an art center. How lucky are we that the Hyder’s have chosen to bless us with their talent and a venue for teaching and sales. I look forward to watching it grow.
 

Tonight they will be bidding on Bat Houses at 7pm at The Art Affair Gallery, this will also benefit The Central Florida Zoo, so go on over and put your money down, sample wines and enjoy the evening – check out info at http://www.artaffairgallery.comthere are even bats that come out at night and fly around the buildings helping rid us of mosquitos!  I must comment on Ronda’s bathroom that started with a canvas for people to paint while there – it has completely over taken the doors and walls inside, good to see that people are so inspired as they sit looking at the surroundings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washburns down the street has new managers, I met Laura today and she was so interesting, showing me how to tell furniture from India and retrieving bits of info on the finish of a chair, the wood on a table, the carving of wood. She told me the building is an old J.C. Penney’s from the 60’s and they still have room to rent upstairs if anyone is interested. The ceiling is all stamped and they have a circular stair out the back which they intend to put to use for weddings. They will also be adding a beer and wine bar in December, another addition to life downtown! I love the pieces they have on the floor. My grandfather had a furniture store and I loved looking at good wood and smelling it too. These are all imported pieces one even coming from a Saudi Princes estate.

  Thanks Laura for showing me around and I enjoyed the talk, she will be glad to help in anyway if you need a specific item. The bowls, the rugs, accessories are beautiful and defining. Enjoy  culture!

 

 

 

 

Popped by and saw Herbie hanging out. Checked to see if they ever put my photo up at JJ Hancocks, but they never bothered, it was still face down over the cash register so I took it with me and gave the photo to Miss Sherry who loves Herbie, she was quite appreciative!
Mary K. Shaw told me last week I must go to Hollenbach’s new Deli in Magnolia Square and get a pumpkin muffin, I went inside and what a treat! They have a tantalizing deli over there full of fresh cold cuts and wines and desserts, but no muffins. Have a look.

Very clean and shiny inside, will have to try a early morning to get the fresh muffins. Also at Jeanine Taylor’s Gallery On First, new tennants in Cheri Dacko’s old digs, the Abbotts, Debe and Kevin, a long married couple of painters, now have  the walls filled with color and skilled application of paint and wax and beauty Their mixed media, encaustic pieces surely will be noticed.   I will include a couple of pieces inside their booth.
Plus Jeanine has more hats than before, the hats have been selling fast and as the holidays approach, you better hurry! They are also working on their wonderful Halloween displays, they always do it right!
Now enjoy the Abbotts, look for them at   http://www.abbottsstudio.com. They have a great mixture of style and the framing is done to perfection.

 

 

 

 

 

And on to the marina as the clouds were both dark and light. Lots of fishing people, and buzzards too:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The morning had been a beautiful sunrise yesterday, the sun is usually right across the lake blinding me with her light, but it was off to the right sneaking up behind the trees making it for easier viewing

  and the moon equally was soft in its’ presence, making its’ way around the clouds that clogged the sky late last night. I leave with a quote Steve Jobs quotes – what a mind, gone way too soon!

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.  ”  

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
.     “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart…” Steve Jobs
     

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