Saturday, February 23, 2013

Habenaria quinqueseta (v. macroceratitis) done for FLOR500 project.

Awhile ago, I was made aware of a project called FLOR500, which invited 500 local Florida artists to participate in creating artwork representing 500 species of wildflowers native to Florida.  This is to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's landing on the Florida coast and giving the state its name.

I chose Habenaria quinqueseta (v. macroceratitis), known from the Central Florida region, for my art piece, done in chalk pastel on black recycled art paper.  Click the image to see a larger version.

You can find out more about FLOR500 here: 

And you can find my individual artist and artwork page here: 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Venice Area Orchid Show, Venice, FL

We were at the Venice Area Orchid Show on the weekend of Feb 3 and 4th.  Below is a picture of my daughter Emily with our sales table. 

In addition to selling matted photograph prints, frame prints, canvases, t-shirts, greeting cards, and the like, I entered a photo of Miguel Urquia's Ghost orchid in the arts and crafts exhibit at the show, where it took a first place ribbon. Miguel (God rest his soul) would have been proud to see this.

The next show we will be doing is the Florida Native Plant society 2013 conference in the Jacksonville, Florida area.  I will be exhibiting and selling as well as speaking on Friday, May 17th.

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