Final Countdown

My time is dwindling here in Florida. I don’t have an exact date of when I’ll be heading home, but I know it’s not too far off in the future!

Here’s a recap of the past few weeks.

Hyde Park Village Art Fair was a bit slow, but again, every art fair has its ups and downs. It all depends on the demographics: Where is it located? Are there tourists? What kind of residents surround the area? Are there other major events going on that day?

Hyde Park Booth

Hyde Park

Next was supposed to be the Altamonte Spring Art & Music Festival, but due to high winds and torrential rain (plus a tornado watch…), the event was cancelled. Though I’m sad I didn’t get the chance to see what Altamonte is all about, it left me time to explore and catch up with an old friend.

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Don’t you love catching up with people you haven’t seen for a long time? It’s always with people who you were once really close with and remain close with when distance becomes an issue. They’re always in the back of your mind. They always have a place in your heart. As we get older, we don’t have as much time to spend it with everyone we would like to. That’s one of the reasons I blog. I want to record my stories and share my art so that those who care can stay in the loop. I hope I hold special places in others’ hearts just as they do in mine.

The following weekend was the St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival. I’ve had more success at other fairs, but this was a great experience nonetheless. I’ve definitely become a pro at setting up my tent by the end of all of these fairs if I do say so myself! It’s an awesome arm workout.

St Pete Beach Booth
St Pete Booth
St Pete New Friend
St Pete Fun

Earlier today was my very last fair during my time here! It was the Cedar Key Arts Festival and I won an award, yay! Below are a few pictures taken by yours truly, and also some photographs on the Cedar Key website (cedarkeynews.com).

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Cedar Key Working
I even won an award today!

Cedar Key Award Winner
Cedar Key Award

I’ve met a lot of great people down here and I’ve learned more than you can imagine. Coming to Florida for three months was a risk, but I’m glad I took it. You never know how successful or unsuccessful something will be until you try. The outcome may be dependent on you but it could also depend on the situation you’re put in. Take a risk when you can. Even if it doesn’t turn out quite as you hoped, the lessons you leave with are more valuable than anything.

Adam is coming down sometime this week and we will be figuring out traveling times once he gets here. I hope Philadelphia and Mr. Grey are ready for me to return! The final countdown is ticking and I can’t wait until the time comes until I’m back home.

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