Sunday, August 19, 2018

49, 53 and Beyond Kids Mural

Susan Gromala Crary helped home school students design and then execute a Pulse themed mural in the stairwell leading up to the studio where Michael Pilato and Yuriy Karabash painted a pule mural that now hangs next to a  laundromat on Washington Street across from Dexter's in Thornton park. Chimene Pindar Hurst asked Michael and Yuriy to come to Orlando to work on the mural. I do not believe that the mural is permanently installed in Thornton Park and I am not sure of where it will finally reside.

The children's stairwell mural however is a permanent fixture at the Colonial and Mills Avenue studio above the pizza joint. While painting the mural a can of yellow paint was spilled, and rather than get upset, they incorporated the yellow paint into the overall design. Yellow hand prints and puddles of yellow can be found  all  the way up the steps.

The home school students sang as they worked. One student used a tiny brush to paint in her section of the mural. Susan said that was her style. Inspirational phrases swirled around the myriad of rainbow colored hearts. It was inspiring to see the community come together to help make this studio pace livable and to paint bright colors to try and help the city heal.


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

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Composer's Forum at the White House


The Central Florida Composer’s Forum presented their 4th annual Composer’s Salon Concert at the Timucua Arts Foundation (2000 South Summerlin, Orlando, FL 32806). Seven local Central Florida composers: Eric Brook, Stan Cording, Paul Harlyn, Dr. Chan Ji Kim, Dr. Seunghee Lee, Sharon Omens, and Rebekah Todia,  featured original compositions including local and world premieres in a diverse array of musical stylings. Instrumentation included, piano, violin, flute, saxophone, bassoon, bass guitar, percussion, and electronic music. This was a rare chance to hear music from some of Central Florida's best composers. This sketch was done quickly at the beginning of the concert. I did a second sketch from  the second floor which I posted some time ago.

In July of 2016 I invited local artists to the Falcon Bar (819 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801) to create 49 portraits, one for each of the victims of the mass murder at the Pulse Nightclub. Benoit invited me to exhibit these 49 portraits in the entry to the concert. They were hung high in the wooden rafters and filled every inch of the available space. I was told that one of the composers complained about the portraits being on display since they felt it interfered with the atmosphere of the night's performances. I am always shocked to hear of other artists complaining about art. To hell with propriety, it was an appropriate gesture. At the end of the evening, people had cell phones out shooting photos of the portraits in the rafters.


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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 18 and 19, 2018

Saturday August 18, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Commander's Call. Museum of Military History 5210 West Irlo Bronson Hwy Kissimmee FL 34746. This ongoing program is held on the 3rd Sat of each month is designed to appeal to families, military memorabilia collectors, history buffs, re-enactors & others interested in military history. In addition, persons interested in displaying, trading or selling their military items such as honor coins, swords, photographs, military buttons, scale model boats and planes, military art, uniforms or other equipment register in advance by calling the museum to reserve a spot. Re-enactors and veterans are welcome to come in uniform to add to the history and authenticity of the military experience. Non-military booths such as healthcare providers, home improvement, local attractions or other businesses are invited to be vendors for minimal donation.
INFO and Register: 407-507-3894 or to register your table space.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Downtown DeLand Classic Car Cruise-In. East Indiana Ave Downtown DeLand, Deland FL. Classic cars and rods line East Indiana Avenue in Downtown DeLand. Live DJ, giveaways, shopping & dining. Every 3rd Saturday night!
INFO: & for showing your car 386-738-0649

8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Adults-Only Science Night Live. Adults & Seniors $15.95. Orlando Science Center 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, Florida 32803. Live from Orlando, it’s Science Night Live! On display will be a retrospective exhibit of my sketches done at the Science Center since 2009. 30 of the Analog Artist Digital World sketches will be on display through October 23, 2018.
It’s social. It’s science. It’s 21 and up!
Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center is your chance to spark your curiosity through our fun exhibits and programs…with some adult beverages, of course! Bring your friends, or make it a date night, and join us for a unique and ever-changing experience that proves there’s no age limit on curiosity!
FEATURED EXPERIENCES:

• Hear a presentation from our guest speaker
• Immerse yourself in the world of superheroes, crime fighters, gadgets and spies in our traveling exhibit, Hall of Heroes
• View stars and planets with telescopes in the observatory (weather permitting)
• Experience giant-screen films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome
• Conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory
• Enjoy the latest exhibition on display in Fusion: A STEAM Gallery (Analog Artist Digital World Retrospective.)
• Delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase
• Experience the Science Center in a whole new way…without kids!


Sunday August 19, 2018
10 a.m. to Noon Free. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811.  The Method of Heartfulness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources. 

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Lake Eola Flow Jam - August. West side of Lake Eola Park in the shade of the trees right between the red Japanese gazebo and the play ground - look for flow toys!
Join us again for our Third Sunday of the Month Flow Jam at Lake Eola! Jam, flow, juggle, share & learn in the park. We are there to have a good time with other flowmies looking for a fun and relaxing day of prop manipulation goodness. We meet up around 1:00 PM.
All types of props and skill levels are welcome! Bring water or other drinks, snacks, blankets, chairs, etc. Just make sure to throw away all of your trash - this is a LEAVE NO TRACE event.


10 p.m. to Noon Free but get a coffee. Comedy Open Mic. Austin's Coffee, 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL. Free comedy show! Come out & laugh, or give it a try yourself.


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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Central Florida Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Song Circle

Musicians gather monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. til 8:30 P.M. in the community room of the Winter Park Public Library  (460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 for the Central Florida Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Song Circle. The public is invited to stop in and enjoy the music. I stopped in to sketch. This was a relaxing evening in which each musician in turn would perform a piece and other musicians could join in if the mood was right.

Any person interested in acoustic fingerstyle guitar is welcome no players can attend if they wish to listen and bring any friends along. All levels of players can join in because everyone will be exposed to many styles and levels of skills. The circle is very casual. They sit in a circle and share one at a time.

The group recently established some guidelines. By default, if it is your turn to play, then others in the circle are welcome to join in and play with you, as long as they don't drown you out. If you do not wish to have accompaniment that is OK, but you must tell people this before you start playing.

For me this was a relaxing, casual sketch opportunity. I did two sketches on this evening and it would be nice to return to do more. Everyone is literally seating in a large circle as if around a large camp fire and each song sets the mood for the next. Check the groups Facebook group page for the next song circle.

These are the date through the end of the year...
September 19, 2018
October 17, 2018 (Children's Story time Room - 2nd floor)
November 14, 2018 (2nd Wed)
December 19, 2018
Also the group has been  been asked to perform for an event on Saturday afternoon, September 29, 2018 for the writers in Elaine Person's class also in the Winter Park Public Library.


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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jack's Birthday at Pig Floyd's


Jack Graham held a birthday celebration at Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa (1326 Mills Ave N, Orlando, FL 32803). I never turn down an invite and it was a chance to  try some barbecue. Other friends were there, and the evening was made more festive with some colorful childhood birthday caps.

Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa offers you meat that is slowly-cooked all night, to give a succulent and tender barbecue that is second to none. Generously seasoned with sourced herbs and spices, the meat is packed with flavors unique to South America. There is also a selection of local beers, wines and iced beverages that pair well with the food.

The place was packed. My pulled Pork sandwich was decent but not really memorable. I haven't returned since.

Jack recently had a sold out acoustic guitar concert at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts (1905 Kentucky Ave Winter Park, Florida 32789). He put out a call for art to be projected on the stage behind him and I submitted one of my Blue Bamboo paintings. I let him know that if he ever does this again, I could easily edit a series of my sketches to fill the allotted time slot.


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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Corsets and Cuties: A Burlesque Cabaret


4th Anniversary and Amateur Show is coming to The Venue (511 Virginia Dr, Orlando, Florida 32803) on August 17, 2018. The award-winning Corset and Cuties puts a fun twist on Burlesque combining singing and dancing talents with some outrageous humor. They are celebrating their 4th year at The Venue so they're giving you a chance to join the troupe on stage! Have you ever wanted to try burlesque? Think you have the what it takes? Want to cheer on your friends? Any and all are welcome at this annual party and the audience chooses the winner!

And, of course, they'll have a few surprises in store for all of you with a Cuties twist! The rehearsal was a fun mix of leather and lace along with brandished blades and rainbow flowing dresses. This is always an awesome sketch opportunity for me though the clothes fly off fast so the money shot seldom makes it into my sketchbook.

Please note, the doors and the full bar is open at 9pm to get you in the mood. T
he Cuties are always more friendly to those with tips. The show starts at 10pm. The show, full of fun and frivolity is not for the faint at heart, but for those with a sense of humor and adventure!

Your name will be on the guest list to check in after tickets are purchased. Everyone has a chance to win fun door prizes from our fab sponsor Premier Couple's Superstore.
 

This event is for 18 and up!


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

Monday, August 13, 2018

Milk Carton Superstars at FAVO

Faith Arts Village (221 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, Florida) hosts an  art studio open house every first Friday of the month.  They describe the art motel's mission s follows: "In life and in extreme death we love. We at FAVO love all and celebrate life and community. Every month we offer this art show to bring people together. We don't care who you are or what you believe in (or don't believe in). Celebrate an evening of just being creative with local creative people."

The event allows patrons to browse through 36 artist studios, vendors, , live musical talent, food trucks and more. Bethany Taylor Myers has a studio in which she showcases work from a different artist each month. Her husband is the drummer and lead vocalist for a band called the Milk Carton Superstars.  They performed in the former motel room now being used as a gallery. They were lit from below and small fans blew their hair upwards giving the illusion that they were falling.

FAVO and Park Lake Presbyterian Church work hand in hand supporting all the Orlando communities. The next FAVO evening is August 3rd. The evening gets started after 5pm as the sun sets.


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

Sunday, August 12, 2018

National Dance Day


I went to Emotions Dance Studio (111 N Longwood Street #201, Longwood, FL 32750) on National Dance Day. Emotions Dance was founded in 2007 by Artistic Director and Choreographer Larissa Humiston. Emotions Dance consists of a professional contemporary dance company that focuses on social and environmental awareness through the art of dance, dance education training at the organization's state of the art dance studio, and programs that enrich the local community. The organization emphasizes strong technical training and education combined with passionate artistry.  Through inspiring performances, arts-education programs, and active community outreach the company touches thousands of people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds.

For National Dance Day there was a series of performances followed by classes which were free for anyone who wanted to try. When I was done sketching, I joined in and tied some Salsa Dancing.

The next chance to  see Emotions Dance in action will be at The Shift on September 14 and 15, 2018. The Shift is an annual production that showcases work from professional companies and up and coming choreographers in the Central Florida area. The goal of The Shift is to showcase new works to the Central Florida Community in the spirit of collaboration and exploration of dance as an art form.

Showcasing work from the following professional companies/individuals:
  • Aretuza's Ballerina Project
  • Florida Dance Theatre
  • Emotions Dance Inc
  • Ellie Vie Co
  • Crawford Jazz Project
  • Marshall Ellis Dance
  • Still Moving Dance
  • Vincent Sanrocco Dance
  • Inez Patricia School of Dance
  • Tori Sarau
  • CG and Dancers
  • Thomas Wilkins
Tickets go on sale August 10, 2018.
Presale (Until Sept 5)- $18 GA   $14 Students/Seniors (65+)


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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Imperial at Washburn Imports


Shortly after getting separated back in 2016, I went to The Imperial at Washburn Imports (1800 N Orange Ave Orlando, FL 32804) to meet a friend and discuss the lengthy and endless process  of trying to start over.  Washburn is an antiques shop in Ivanhoe Village that also sports a vintage bar. I have been to a few literary event here and I always order a different wine whenever I go here.  On this  night I ordered a Hercula Monastrell 2010, which I noted on the sketch. The wine producer is Bodegas Castano, from the Yecla County Heirarchy in Murcai Spain. It was a red rich intense wine which I would certainly drink again. 
 
The person I was meeting was late, so I started to dash off this sketch. I am so used to going to venues on my own, that I don't know how to be a truly social creature. Hopefully in time I will find the right balance between work and play.


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

Friday, August 10, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 11 and 12, 2018

Saturday August 11, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. McRae Art Studios 8 x 10 C-Note Fundraiser Art Sale. McRae Art Studios 1000 Arlington St, Orlando, Florida 32805. Purchase 8 x 10 art work by McRae present and past members for only $100 each. All proceeds benefit and support McRae Art Studios.

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Black Cow Jumps - Orlando's Experimental Theater Project. Winter Park Public Library 460 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Black Cow Jumps in association with the Winter Park Library bring an intimate evening of theater; parlor dramaturgy of the mind, immersive and immediate, relational, philosophical and often absurd.
Created by Banks Helfrich, this connective experience is unlike any other.
Come enjoy theater of the heart-- along with complimentary wine, cheese and crackers.

10:30 p.m. to Midnight Free but get a drink and bite. Son Flamenco. Ceviche Tapas Orlando, 125 W Church St, Orlando, FL. Hot blooded Flamenco dancing set to acoustic guitar.

Sunday August 12, 2018
10 a.m. to Noon Free. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. The Method of Heartfulness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources.

Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Yoga. Lake Eola Park, near the red gazebo.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Script Reading Workshop. Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show, 8267 International Drive, Orlando, FL. Read and workshop plays.


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

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Buyer and Cellar at Mad Cow Theater


Written by Jonathan Tolins, Buyer and Cellar is based on a very real but ludicrous idea. Barbara Streisand has set up a shopping mall in the basement of her luxurious farm house and she needs someone to watch over the merchandise. Actor Alex More, career hit a rod block when he cursed out a child harassing him in a Disney Land costume. He gets a break when told to go to a mysterious location. He is hired to man the private basement mall in Barbra Streisand’s house.

There was an annoying hum that I thought was an issue with the sound system, but turned  out to be the sound of the yogurt machine in the basement. Louie Gravance plays the lead role as the actor turned dapper curator in Barbara's basement. He plays all the rolls  inn this one man show that is a tour de force of high energy acting.  I have such a deep respect for any actor who can retain so much material and perform it with such abandon. The roll called for some very flamboyant diva worshiping. Though he sees Barbara as very controlling, he connects with her on a personal level as they play a game of buyer and seller.


Philip Nolan who directs the play is a familiar face from many of the funniest productions I have sketched over the years. He worshiped the projector which had been painted black with such theatrical reverence, that I laughed out loud before the run through. Set designer Cliff Price recreated the opulent basement set.

I am so used to  seeing one man shows at Fringe, but those shows are only an hour long. Though I didn't time the run through it was certainly much longer than an hour. For those who love Barbara or divas in general this will be a fun show. If you know little about Barbara, then at least listen to The Way We Were before you head to the theater. Now I wish I had painted a misty water color of the show, but a digital sketch made sense in the low light.

Buyer and Cellar has 16 shows running from August 10, 2018 to September  2, 2018 at Mad Cow Theater (54 W Church St, Orlando, Florida 32801). Tickets are $15 with a $2.50 fee.


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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Flight back to Orlando from Nantucket


After a relaxing week in Nantucket it was time to head back to Orlando to continue sketching vigils, memorials and fundraisers for the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse that took 49 lives. Airports are always a place to get a sketch done while waiting for a plane to board. My battery was recharged, but a vacation always seems lie it is over just as you are beginning to relax.

Glen Weimer, a college buddy was a consummate host, letting me sleep in his own bedroom as he slept downstairs. We watched several movies in the evenings. One was about Lincoln getting the votes needed to stop slavery. I fell asleep. Another however was about Woodstock, a small town in upstate New York that got more than it planned on when it hosted a concert in the 60s. A young man had decided to host the concert because he felt the sleepy little town needed a boost. Called Taking Woodstock, the movie did an awesome job of following the families story as they adjusted to the sudden changes that a single concert bought to the town. That is a concert I wish I could have sketched.


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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

View from the Nantucket Hostel


I was waiting for someone at the Star of the Sea Youth Hostel, so I took the time to sketch the view across the street towards the ocean. There is a home between the hostel and the beach and a couple of dunes as well. One of the hostel guests had his sippy drink and a cell phone and was chatting before he drove off on his Vespa. Since I got this much done on the sketch, I must have been waiting for an hour or so. I am attracted to the wind blown shapes of the tree trunks next to the beach. They reminded me of the wispy trees found at Big Sur in California.

Grey is a color that isn't usually used by me in watercolors, but in Nantucket every building is grey, so I actually had to find an art store to get a tube of black and white paint so I  could mix grey each day. Luckily the art store was just a block away from Glen Weimer's home. Sometimes things do line up perfectly. This was my last day on the island. I  miss it.


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

Monday, August 6, 2018

Bathing Suit Optional Beach on Nantucket.

This beach with strong surf and high dunes is a perfect place to relax and soak up  the sun on Nantucket. I sketched someone sun worshiping and his towel was lying in the center of a track from a jeep that had driven down the beach. Visually this looked to me like someone lying in the middle of the road.

At the time it was possible to drive right up to the beach but now apparently access for cars has been blocked meaning it is a much longer hike to get to this slice of paradise.

This was my first time on a bathing suit optional  beach and I definitely liked the sketching opportunity it provided. I got in trouble once with a friend for doing a similar painting of a nude foreshortened figure. I was shocked by the response since this person was an artist. To calm the friendship, I put bathing trunks on the figure and that still was too risque. If you are upset by seeing the human form, just don't bother me with your concerns. I am busy celebrating life rather than being shocked by it.

After this sketch was done, I created a rare abstract painting on the beach which surprisingly sold. I am not chasing that market however. I love getting out and sketching from life too much.


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

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Music of the Night: Masquerade

Orlando Light Opera, Opera De Sol, and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presented Music of the Night: Masquerade at the Orlando Repertory Theater ((1001 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803) from August 2 to 4, 2018. I went on the opening night to sketch.

The show starred Michelle Knight, of Broadway’s Disenchanted, and local stars, Stephanie McCranie, mezzo soprano Sarah Purser Bojorquez, Stephanie Newman, Bryan Hayes, tenor Kit Cleto, baritone Michael John Foster and Andrew LeJeune.

This evening will embody the glamour, magic and mystery of beloved musical theater and opera repertory. Space Coast Symphony performed on stage under conductor, Aaron Collins. Opera del Sol offered an interactive performances upon arrival and throughout the evening.The visual artistry of Ashley Willsey, designer of CFC Arts Hunchback of Notre Dame, had her original projected sets inspired by the larger works from which the music was excerpted.

I was offered a seat up front and center but decided I wanted to sketch from further up, so I could take in more of the audience and so no one would be around me to see the faint glow from my tablet screen as I sketched in the dark.  The evening included many selections from musical Theater of Lloyd Webber, Sondheim, Rogers and Weill. I was excited to see Michelle Knight perform again. I had seen her perform Disenchanted in NYC and her sassy bravado had me laughing out loud that night. Sarah Purser Bojorquez performed as Evita, her voice echoing through the hall from behind the audience. Unfortunately there were more than a few mic issues that evening and it seemed like Michelle's mic cut out more that any other. Pam Schwartz really liked the timber of Bryan Hayes, voice.

Pam Schwartz and I sat behind a millennial couple in masks and I decided to include them in the sketch. Half way through the evening the guy started ripping up his program. They were slow deliberate rips that lasted an excruciatingly long time to execute. How can someone be so dense, clueless and inconsiderate about the people trying to enjoy the music around them? He was trying to make some feeble origami with his program but it was no better engineered that a primitive paper airplane. Such a person should not be allowed out for an evening on the town. They might be fine in a crowed bar where they can be lost in the crowd on their digital devices but keep them out of theaters.

I wanted to take my cell phone flashlight and shine it in this mindless beasts face. Even his date and the people to his right kept looking over at him with annoyance. I heard of an audience member that was following a soccer game from the front row seat while she was supposed to be watching a play. She even shouted out whenever there was a goal. Will live theater have to die because of such mindless dolts? Perhaps an app can be developed that sweeps a theater and uses face recognition to find these strange mindless zombies. Their credit cards should be charged 10 times the ticket price as reparations for the disturbance or they should be escorted from the theater. Though angry, I resisted confrontation because I was busy finishing my sketch. I had work to do. I just laughed to myself about how clueless some folks in Orlando can be.

I thoroughly enjoyed the show. It will be performed  on August 11, 2018 at the Scott center for the Performing Arts at 7PM, and then The Community Church of Vero Beach on August 12, 2018 at 3PM.


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

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Nantucket Bathing Suit Optional Beach


A short walk west from Surfside Beach towards Miacomet Beach on Nantucket is a bathing suit optional beach. I couldn't resist walking there to sketch. I have done figure drawings for decades, so this was a treat. If you know me at all, you know I am a vampire. I got skin caner on my nose removed years ago which was a barbaric operation in which I watched a staple remove a large chunk of flesh inches from my eyes. Just the idea of the C word keeps me from worshiping the sun anymore. While I sketched others soaking up the sun with every inch of their being on this Nantucket beach, I was under a beach umbrella, wrapped in several beach towels with not an inch of skin exposed to the sun.

I liked that there were rainbow colored beach umbrellas scattered along the beach. I made me feel like the Nantucket natives were in solidarity with Orlando after the Pulse Nightclub massacre the previous month. The surf at this beach was particularly strong. I was on the top of a small cliff of sand that the surf had eroded. As the tide came in, it got closer to the bottom of the sand cliff I was resting on to of. As I sketched, the base of the sand was eroded and without warning, the cliff gave way and I tumbled down into the water below. Other than falling in, I didn't swim very far out. I heard that the rip tides are rather strong and the waves were honestly intimidating. I preferred the pleasure of watching and sketching sun bathers to the surf.


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

Friday, August 3, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 4 and 5, 2018

Saturday August 4, 2018
Thursday August 2 at 3pm to Sunday August 5, 2018 at 3pm. $197.00 Widow Empowerment Event 2018.  Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes 4012 Central Florida Parkway Orlando, Florida 32837.
Experience an epic 3-day full immersion event that is focused on personal transformation for women in widowhood, their mentors, leaders, friends, family and community partners who strive to empower widows to thrive.
Within this supportive, positive community you’ll learn everything you need to know about rebuilding and living an empowered, resilient life which will transform your own widowhood journey. Bring a special supporter friend or family member (female) for this uplifting, inspirational, informative, fun and life nurturing weekend. Say yes.

7pm to 9pm. Ybor City Art Walk. 7th Ave Ybor Tampa, Florida 33605. Featuring a number of arts organizations and artsy businesses. Here are the participating locations:
The Bricks of Ybor, Bloodline Tattoo, Ybor Arts Colony, Hot Wax, Wandering Eye Art Gallery, Dysfunctional Grace, Moon Over Havana Arts Gallery, Live Arts Labs.

8pm to 10pm Free. Shuffleboard at Orlando's Beardall Courts. Orlando's Beardall Courts 800 Delaney Ave Orlando FL. On the 1st Saturday of each month. Free fun!

Sunday August 5,, 2018
10am to Noon Free. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. The Method of Heartfulness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources.

Noon to 1pm. Free. Yoga. Bring your own mat. Lake Eola Park near the red gazebo.

10pm to Midnight Free. Comedy Open Mic. Austin's Coffee, 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL. Free comedy show! Come out and laugh, or give it a try yourself.


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

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Surfside Beach in Nantucket


Another glorious relaxing day alone at the beach in Nantucket. I don't wear sunglasses so the beach was shockingly white and bright. Others read and relaxed under their umbrellas while I sketched. Whenever I got too hot I would go out in the surf for a dip in the ocean. Then once I dried off enough, I continued to sketch. The one airport on the island is right at the end of the beach, so periodically a large airplane would land or take off, connecting the island to the mainland.

I was content to feel like a castaway with a sketchbook. Glen Weimer had to work during the day, so I spent my time exploring the beach or island with my sketchbook. There is something very rewarding getting to see an old art school friend after so many years. In the evening he took me out to Millie's Restaurant near Madakett Beach. Millie was a colorful native of the island and the restaurant is a local favorite among the islanders. I had a delicious Po Boy sandwich which hit the spot at the end of a long day baking at the beach.


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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Ethan Philbrick performed at the Nantucket Community Music Center


After the presentation of the Red Violin at the Nantucket Community Music Center (56 Centre St, Nantucket, MA 02554), Ethen Philbrick performed on Cello. I like most people in the room of course had hoped to hear the Red Violin which was supposed to be a masterpiece of a perfect acoustical instrument. The violin however was spared the stress of performing and was just discussed and held gingerly by it's owner, Elizabeth Pitcairn. Since Elizabeth refused to even pluck a string, of the 1720 instrument that was purchased by her family whose fortune was built on paint for 1.7 million dollars. I satisfied myself by sketching Ethan's performance. I  have a vast respect for him to have followed up such an instrument as the Red Violin. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. I had to wonder what his instrument would be worth at auction. It was a fine end cap to the champagne reception.


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