This was my first trip to Concerts in the Park on Anna Maria Island. My friend, Cindy Thompson, whose company Island Festivals, Inc., put on this wonderful event. I brought my friend, Claudia Iris with me. That’s our tent on the left.
Claudia Iris brought these pieces that were made from recycled cardboard, and the back of message pads. I love her designs. She has a studio called Creative Journeys in Lakeland, FL.
Claudia making more art, enjoying the island breeze.
After taking a lot of my work to Black Swan Bazaar, I had a limited amount of work to show, but overall the show went well.
This mermaid painting was a huge hit! Most people found her ‘hauntingly beautiful’.
This young man was set up next to us. His name is Rolf Henrik Hellem-Brusso. He was painting most of the evening on this piece. He was delightful, and quite the artist.
On the other side of him was Cheetah, who is mentoring Henrik. I adored both of them, and their work.
Cheetah’s Karma Bird.
There were lots of food vendors, but Paradise Cafe got my vote for the yummiest, (and prettiest) food.
JoDene has such beautiful jewelry.
I never knew they had a club for seashells. Huh! The Sarasota Seashell Club did some amazing things with shells! Creative peeps!
Claudia, with a piece of cake from the Paradise Cafe…
and me with mine.
Claudia, discussing her book ‘She Said’ with two fans, as the night was winding down. Concerts in the Park was a great event. I am so glad we were able to attend. Thank you Cindy for inviting us.