Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Red Rum at the Falcon

The Falcon Bar (819 E. Washington Street, Orlando, Florida), has a back room that is themed after The Shining. The entire room is painted red and thus is the Red Rum. A plastic big wheel tricycle is perched atop a wall harkening back to the movie. The wall paper pattern on the wall is the same pattern used on the carpets in the movie. RR is engraved on a large mirror and a stuffed dear head overlooks everything. The room's blood red walls made the room feel  bit disturbing.

Every month, Melissa and John Felcman, hosts a Lady's Fashion Hour, which is a monthly Happy Hour featuring local Orlando fashion.  When I went to sketch December 5th, Dear Prudence was featuring their local fashion wares. Dear Prudence is vintage inspired style, clothing, accessories and a full service bead store located in Audubon Park Garden District. I arrived just as they started setting up. I relaxed on the red couch sketching as each item was carefully displayed. Merchandise was moved constantly. This Feng Shui dance made it hard for me to decide when to nail down an item in my sketch.

Soon enough the room was full of women inspecting jewelry and trying on items from the rack. I had a quick chat with the proprietress from Bee's Knees. I've seen her at many events and just knew her as "the cupcake lady". She is married to one of the owners of Redlight Redlight and that is one place where you might find her delicious cupcakes on most Thursday and Friday evenings. Weekly, you can find the Bees, Erica and Emily, at the Audubon Community Market on Monday nights and the College Park Farmer's Market on Thursday nights.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

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