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Friday, March 5, 2010

Florida Fridays








Since I work from home, and always have, the weekends are about rediscovering that I actually exist as a living creature on planet Earth, specifically in the state of Florida. It's a place, I think, that people come to with their own expectations, a chance to make over into their own version of an ideal life. That's why it provides so many crazy news stories, there are so many versions of paradise here that our expectations tend to collide into each other. But I love it because it can be what you want it to be sometimes. So on Fridays I think I'll post a few pictures about my exterior Florida, its odd and its beautiful things. This weekend is the flea market at the Fairgrounds, where there should be dolls with strange and enigmatic faces.


7 comments:

madge1967 said...

Hey Ms A!
I just talked with my brother in Jacksonville adn I asked him for a sharks tooth and some of his backyard sand:) He laughed, I still wanted the sand anyway;)
M
P.S. I love your vintage dolls!!!

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Amy, I know your blog will be a highlight of my often otherwise mundane life. Thank you for a visit to the flea market and these precious antique dolls! So sweet and their faces are haunting! I have three little antique dolls in my guest bathroom. I may have to snap a pix of them to share. One was given me by an old art teacher, Karl Lose who led a very interesting life. I often suspect he was either a double agent for Germany or a spy of some sort. He was an envoy or something in the German government during WWII and spoke seven languages fluently. He also knew a lot about ancient and exotic religions and had a strange occult seal in an inner round wall in the circular staircase in his home where my lessons were. He thought I had great potential as a figure drawing/painting artist--and I did--don't know what happened! I never lived up to it! anyway, he was an interesting character.

Jody

Amy said...

Wow, Jody, what a mysterious and intriguing person to have as an art teacher! I would love to know the meaning of that seal. Some of the most interesting people I've known have had much more interesting lives than anything they ever produced. I'm not sure which I would rather be, if I had to chose.

I would love to see pictures of your dolls. I have three I love, one from my grandmother, since, at that time I was the only girl-grandkid, and two from an artist friend who design textiles for my Dad. All of them are Pupas, it turns out, Italian dolls.

Amy said...

Hi M! I wish I had beach sand in my backyard, hell, a backyard would be nice! But sharks, we have plenty of sharks!

madge1967 said...

Hey A!
OK, in my backyard is pine trees with straw!
Uhhhhhhh, I want sand!
M

madge1967 said...

Hey A! I do wish that I got some of a Damn Sand too, believe me I can only wish!
M

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Amy, by the way, I welcomed some new followers and new blogs I am following and also re-typed an entire essay by Bailey White especially for you to read on my blog, http://peachblossomhill.blogspot.com/. Don't know if you've ever read anything by her but you mention the various types of people who migrate to Florida and she writes about the peculiarities of her south Georgia family and folks in her hometown. A wonderful collection of essays. Hope you'll have a minute to pop over and read it. It's a long post so not sure how many people will slog through the whole thing!

Jody