Mar 21, 2010


An the angel in charge of Watercolor Heaven is Hillary(Fosdyck), co-owner of MONARK EVENTS. If you are in need of a FIRST class, over the top event of any description, just Google the company name and you are on your way. I did not include a photo of your hostess because mama says you can't have dessert first. Now-back to me! The Butterfly chairs above were a big hit this year at Art in the Park. I always try to bring Hillary something new and funky for the spring kick-off show on 30-A.
Sorry for not taking enough photos to show the full scope of artists and vendors. I was pre-occupied with the newest member of my sales team--see following photos. The park however was full to overflowing with some of the finest artists to exhibit along 30-A. Many commented that it took a few hours to see everything that MONARK EVENTS had provided.
This bad boy is a new cast aluminum gargoyle that I treated to look like aged bronze with a beautiful green patina. This was my first try at the process and I am proud of it. It won't hurt my feelings at all if LEON does not sell; he can sit on the eve of my house anytime.
Well, this herd of turtles didn't last long at the show. Most were sold and sacked by noon. I knew I should have taken more; my Minnesota customers are wild for turtles and buy all that I bring. The kids naturally know to step on each and every one of them, usually counting as they go. I have fun with adults telling them to step and count while trying not to laugh. I haven't had a "grown-up" yet that could keep a straight face.

Saving the best for last--the youngest son of the youngest son of the youngest son. Confusing I know, but this is my blog so deal with it. The heart breaking three year old is Alex, soon to be the 3rd generation of Glider Guy dynasty. He is shielding his face because as you all know ladies, too much eye candy at one time can be bad for you.


Mar 3, 2010


These four ladies, representing the 4 seasons of the year are taken from the original Greek statutes. They are beautiful and cast in my favorite metal--cast iron. Although each one stands just under 5feet tall, they still weigh in at over 400 lbs. each.

The beauty of the condition that they are in now is that there are so many options. Of course you can leave them in their natural state, which in my mind, rust is natural beauty that can not be duplicated.

You can paint an antique white, which from the curb will give the appearance of marble. If displayed from a "drive-by" setting, this could be quite interesting.

The most intense and time consuming is to base coat with, say, flat black. Then an over coat of gold or bronze with a verdigris sponged on will give the look of 4 of the most beautiful bronzes you are likely to see this side of Europe.

They are offered as seen in the photo. Deliver can be arranged. $5500 for the set of 4 is a bargain that I don't often present, but I must admit that I bought them on a whim. I turned around and saw them and just had to buy them. I have not doubt that others will love them as much or more than I. The only possible question would be weight and delivery, a problem that can be solved.

And on the question of mass and logistics, that is part of what makes these beautiful and enchanting ladies so desirable. If anybody could drive down and haul them away in the family SUV, even at the price, well, there would be at least 3 sets in every up-scale neighborhood.

Put them in your secluded garden for tranquil contemplation, or display to be seen from the street to become a local landmark, either way, you know you want them. Remember--I only have the one set!


Mar 2, 2010


MAN! Does it ever get cold in paradise! This past week-end I headed down to GULF PLACE at Santa Rosa Beach, Fl. Well I'm here to tell you that the phrase, "SUNNY FLORIDA", just wasn't hittin' it that day. It was cold, rainy, and very windy. Everybody including myself had their hands as far down in their pockets to keep warm. I didn't even take any pictures, as I did not want to risk frostbite. "If they don't touch it, they won't buy it", is the standard mantra in this industry.

O.K.--O.K., I'M OVER IT!

Now that I have gotten all that p...... and moaning out of my system, let me give you the good news. First, Gulf Place is a beautiful venue to hold any type event in Santa
Rosa Beach. The developers took great care to give the locals an outlet for anything that can be conceived.
Second, I have done two other shows in the exact same space that I was in Saturday, and I made lots of money.
Third, Santa Rosa Beach, like every other development on 30-A, spares no expense in finding good people to run their shows.

The only uncontrollable variable was, of course, the weather, and anybody in the "business" knows that you have to take it like it comes.

With all the positive things going for it, another event at Gulf Place is sure to be profitable for me. I am waiting to hear what the next thing will be and if I can fit it into my already busy schedule this season.

Stay tuned for an update!