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Fall Shows / 2017 Hello! Below you will find my Fall 2017 schedule. You will notice that I have drastically cut back on shows. I have decided to stay close to home this season. If you have seen me at other shows not listed that I usually attend and have questions about my works please contact me via e-mail.  Thanks!


Art Festival At Thornebrook / Gainesville, Fl /  Saturday & Sunday, October 21st & 22nd

Festival of the Arts / Inverness, Fl / Saturday & Sunday, November 4th & 5th

Dragon Boat Races / Hernando, Fl / Saturday, November 11th

Otello Seafood Festival / Ozello, Fl / Saturday, November 25th  



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College of Central Florida I am very excited to be showing my photography for the next 3 weeks at the College of Central Florida in Citrus County. My work is being displayed on the 2nd floor just outside the library. 

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Fall 2016 Shows WoW! It's that time once again. Here is a list of my Fall shows. ( :


October 1 & 2 ~  Art Festival at Thornebrook, Gainesville, Fl

October 21 ~ Citrus County Garden Club District Meeting, Citrus County, Fl

October 29 & 30 ~ Micanopy Fall Festival, Micanopy, Fl

November 5 & 6 ~ Festival of the Arts, Inverness, Fl

November 12 ~ Dragon Boat Festival, Hernando, Fl

November 27 ~ Ozello Arts & Craft Festival, Ozello, Fl 

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BellyDance Classes My photography is still going strong and I have been experimenting with some new styles, however in the mean time I'm also teaching bellydance classes. I'm offering a multi level workshop May 1st and then a 6 weeks Beyond the Basic's class series. All my classes are taught at Inverness Yoga & Wellness in Lecanto. I have attached flyers for both classes. 


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Another Psychedelic Here is another one of my "Psychedelics" 

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It's Psychedelic !  

I have been working on a photo style I call "Psychedelic" . I actually did this 4 or 5 years ago but thought I would give it a try again. I'm always trying to find a way to stand out in the competitive world of photography. The photos I'm posting are flowers but with a twist and you will see why I call them "Psychedelic" 

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Belly Dance Basics Good Morning!

I'm teaching Belly Dance again, and I'm very excited! I have been a dancer for years. I've been dancing since a young age ballet, jazz & modern and went to a performing arts school for dance. I have been Belly Dancing for over 10 years, teaching from time to time and performing. 

I will be offering Belly Dance Basics starting March 22 at 5:30pm at Inverness Yoga & Wellness Center. The class is very Tues. & Thurs. for 3 weeks with the last class being Saturday April 9th to celebrate everything we learned in class. We will dress up, dance to live drummers and have a great time! Please visit to sign up or contact me for more information. 

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2016 Spring Shows Happy Beautiful Sunday!

Here are a few shows to start the 2016 spring season

Saturday, February, 20 ~ Chili Cook Off , Ozello Fl

Saturday & Sunday March, 5&6 ~ Bartow Blooming Arts Festival, Bartow Fl

Saturday & Sunday March, 12&13 ~ Art in the Park, Brooksville Fl

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Art Festival At Thronebrook I have attached a link to a commercial for the Art Festival At Thronebrook. My Blue Gator is one of the featured pieces of art. The show is October 10th and 11th at The Shops At Thronebrook in Gainesville.


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Fall 2015 Shows October 10 & 11 / Art Festival at Thornebrook / Gainesville, Fl

October 31 & November 1 / Micanopy Fall Festival / Micanopy, Fl

November 7 & 8 / Festival of the Arts / Inverness, Fl

November 14 & 15 / Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show / Gainesville, Fl

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Updated show schedule I'm pleased to post a few more shows to my schedule.

The Hibiscus Festival in Vero Beach , April 18 & 19

Art in the Park in Pensacola, May 16 & 17

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2015 Springs Shows Yeah, it's show time again. Below is what I have so far. Still waiting to hear back from some.

Bartow Bloomin Arts Festival, March 7 & 8

Leesburg Fine Arts Show, March 14 & 15

Silver Springs Festival, March 28

Brooksville Blueberry Festival, April 11 & 12


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Happy New Year  I know I haven't shared in quite some time but I've been really busy which is good! As soon as I finished shows at the end of November I went right into taking Santa photos at the local mall. It was quite an experience to say the least but a good experience. I have not done much with portrait photography but I dove in head first and thought it would be good to learn a different aspect of photography. As I found out I enjoy photographing birds and flowers much more but it is something to add to my resume. Now the new year as begun and I ready to get back into  the world of shows and adding to my portfolio. I hope everyone has a great start to the new year! 

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Fall Show Schedule  It's that time of year again, well for me anyway. Below are the shows I will be participating in this Fall. Hope to see some of you there.

Saturday, September 27

 Crystal River Mall Artsist Showcase, Crystal River Fl


Saturday, October 4 & Sunday, October 5

 Art Festival at Thornebrook, Ganiesville Fl


Saturday, October 25 & Sunday, October 26  

Ocala Fine Arts Festival, Ocala Fl


Saturday, November 1 & Sunday, November 2

 Festival of the Arts, Inverness Fl


Saturday, November 8 & Sunday November 9

 Homosassa Seafood Festival, Homosassa Fl


Saturday November 15,

Dragon Boat Festival, Hernando Fl


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What a view! As my husband and I were driving through the Blue Ridge mountains last month I saw this view and told my husband to "stop right now!" I think I jumped out of the car before he came to a complete stop. There are so many elements in this photo. The gray clouds, blue sky, white puffy clouds, mountains then flowers. This is one of my favorite photos from our trip. 

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Our Travels Hello! I know I haven't written in quite some time. My husband and I have been traveling in our RV for the past 5 weeks. Made it up to New York now working our way back. Have taken hundred of photos along the way but haven't had much time to go through all of them. Plus internet service has been not so good in some places. Hope to have some photos posted soon!

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Clyde Butcher When I walked into the gallery the other day where I work part time the owner said we were going to have a guest come by later in the day. Our guest was Clyde Butcher. He was in Citrus County with his wife for a photo shoot. I was so excited I could hardly contain myself. He is such a nice down to earth person. I listened intently as he talked about his process and style. I have not done a lot of black & white photography but I think I will add that to my list, but right now I'm in love with my flowers and birds. 

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Snake Last week my husband and I spent a few days in Sanibel and when you are in Sanibel you must visit Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. We were towards the end of our bike ride when we stopped to walk the Calusa Shell Mound Trail. Just as we were starting out I noticed a "black stick" in a tree. Well, that "black stick" was a Black Racer eating a Cuban Tree Frog. It was rather a gruesome site but it was nature in action to say the least. 

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Olive  One evening I decided to take close up photos of my cat Olive while she was playing jungle cat in the front yard. I have tried this before but she usually has not been very cooperative, however she was this time. We played in the tall grass for almost an hour. I got some good shots but this one is my favorite. Always play and experiment with ideas. (some of my best shots have been when I'm playing around and not trying so hard) You learn so much more by getting out and using your camera than sitting inside reading all the time.  Meow!

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