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Pre-Holiday Shows!

So here’s a rundown of the places and events where I will be displaying and selling my work before the holidays! Pick one, swing on by and say hi! 🙂

First up this weekend, Saturday, November 9th, from 6 to 10pm, I will be showing some larger scale, original paintings, a few smaller, original paintings and giclees on canvas, matted prints, tote bags, notecards and tropical holiday cards at the Pink Cheetah Vintage Art & Music Show at Stained Market Place in Ybor City – 2106 East 15th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605…

pink cheetah vintage art & music show

pink cheetah vintage art & music show

Join us for another PinkCheetahVintage Hypebeast Production! Featuring art by HFx, Apatx, Joe Soutter, Lizzie Agosto and Lisa Karen Ward. Music by DJ PJ of Trees of Knowledge productions. Fantastic new venue Stained Market Place where you will find anything and everything you didn’t even know you needed…

Fresh art and other shiz right in time for the gift giving season. Don’t forget to get yourself something dope! You deserve a little sumtin’ sumtin’ too!

 

 

On Saturday, November 23rd, from 8am to 3pm, I will have a booth at the Tampa Bay Etsy Crew (TBEC) Holiday Show also at Stained Market Place Continue reading

Taste of the Heights

tasteoftheheights

Come visit me at the Taste of the Heights on Sunday, October 20th!

Taste of the Heights is a walking tour of Seminole Heights featuring all of the eclectic, awesome, local restaurants, breweries, music and art. Tickets to eat and drink your way along the route are affordable, and I hear it’s a fun event. I will have a booth with small scale, original paintings, prints, tote bags, notecards and holiday cards, all at discounted prices (lower than my website prices!).

I will let you know my exact location as soon as I know!

Hope to see you there!

My grandmother & her bar stirrers, a bit of Tampa history

my grammie's antique bar stirrers

grammie’s collection of over 200 antique bar stirrers

 

I recently came into the possession of my grandmother’s bar stirrer collection. Last week, while I was painting a bar cart that I inherited from my mother (picture later in this post), I finally had a chance to dust them off and see exactly what was there. My grandmother, Adelaida Guerra (who I named my oldest daughter after), was a Cuban/Spanish American born in 1921 in Tampa at the Bigelow-Helms House at the end of Bayshore Boulevard. It used to be called Bayside Hospital. She and her twin sister, Juanita, were the first set of twins born there. Her family owned the Arango y Arango cigar factory in Ybor City on 19th Street and 2nd Avenue. We have all sorts of crazy family history…good and bad, including conspiracy and murder! We seem to find out more each time someone goes digging through family keepsakes and newspaper articles on the internet. I’m super sentimental, and I love the family history.
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